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

Timor-Leste Protected Area Network

Securing the long-term conservation of Timor-Leste’s biodiversity and ecosystem services through the establishment of a functioning National Protected Area Network and the improvement of natural resource management in priority catchment corridor-TLSNAP

Objective: To formally establish the Timor-Leste PA Network and strengthen the management of two key catchment areas as pilot sites to demonstrate how to manage protected areas and corridors outside PAs. The project also aims to build the understanding, ability, and capacity of the local communities, to manage their own resources in accordance with the collaborative management requirement of the country.

GEF Project ID: 9434

Country: Timor Leste

Focal Area: Biodiversity, Land Degradation

Approval Date: 04 May 2016

Project Status: ​Under Implementation

Executing Agency: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Environment (MCIE), CI Timor-Leste​

GEF Total Grant: US$ 3,641,000

Cofinancing Total: US$ 14,100,000

Contact Information: Daniela Carrion

Project Website: GEF-Secretariat Project Link

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