Protecting the nature we all rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods

Safeguarding Marine & Terrestrial Biodiversity in Fiji (SAMBIO)


To establish new marine and terrestrial protected areas within priority areas of biodiversity and strengthen Fiji’s protected area network, improve the management of key biodiversity areas in forests and coastal ecosystems to protect Fiji’s most threatened biodiversity, and strengthen policy and financing pathways to secure ecosystem services and other benefits to island communities into the future.  

GEF Project ID: 10675

Countries: Fiji

Focal Area: Biodiversity

Approval Date: 12/1/2020

Project Status: Concept Approved

Period: GEF-7

Executing Agency: Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment

GEF Total Grant: USD $7,255,491

Cofinancing Total: USD $32,000,000

Contact Information: Free de Koning

Project Website:

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