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Status on Key Actions

PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2025

Gap analysis.
2013 - 2016 $7,200,000
2016 $1,200,000 1.1) Establishment of geospatial database of coastal and marine biodiversity to address information gap in NRM
2015 $1,200,000 1.2) Conduct detailed study to identify the biodiversity rich forest ecosystems declared and managed as protected areas and periodic monitoring.
2015 $1,200,000 1.3) Identification and Mapping of Key Biodiversity Areas and Ecosystems in inland water and steps for conservation.
2016 $3,600,000 1.4) Community based conservation as nature reserve at Mouza level with appropriate legal mechanism to be established.
Assessing values
2013 - 2016 $4,800,000
2016 $3,600,000 2.1) Quantify the Impact of Sudarbans Ecosystems in the National Economy of Bangladesh.
2015 $1,200,000 2.2) Study on Ecosystem services derived from the protected area networks from different forest Ecosystems on Bangladesh.
Management effectiveness
2013 - 2018 $12,690,500
2017 $6,200,000 3.1) Updated inventory of forest resources and demarcation of forested areas all over the country
2018 $2,400,000 3.2) Development of Forest management System with application of modern information technology for divisional offices to central level
2015 $3,600,000 3.3) Collection of information and prioritize strategies and Preparation of Management Plan for Sustainable Forest management of protected areas.
2016 $490,500 3.4) Monitoring impacts of invasive alien species on forest ecosystems and develop regulatory measures to control their further spread
Climate change aspect
2013 - 2015 $1,384,000
2015 $1,200,000 4.1) Identification of species threatened due to climate change, adoption of conservation strategies and implementation of long -term management plan for their survival
2014 $184,000 4.2) Integration of Climate Change consideration in Protected Area Management and other conservation efforts
Developing research programs
2012 - 2017 $6,566,000
2017 $6,200,000 5.1) Establishment of National Plant Genetic Research Institute
2012 $244,000 5.2) Development of Guidelines and Monitoring Indicators in order to apply ecosystem approach towards forest biodiversity conservation
2014 $122,000 5.3) Preparation of country Report of Forest Genetic Resources.
Assessing opportunities for Coastal and Marine Protection
2013 - 2025 $6,200,000
2025 $6,200,000 6.1) Conservation of globally threatened important marine species through establishment of a network of coastal protected including the Swatch-of-No Ground submarine canyon
Best Practices and Minimum Standard and raise Public awareness
2013 - 2020 $3,257,000
2015 $2,400,000 7.1) District -wise inventory of habitats, ecosystems and biological resources leading to develop national database and maps using GIS and Remote Sensing techniques
2014 $244,000 7.2) Develop a handbook(s) on best practices in management of ecosystems/habitats in relation to wildlife, cultural heritage and landscape conservation
2020 $613,000 7.3) Publication of printing materials on benefit and services derived from protected area network
Protected area integration
2013 - 2020 $6,566,000
2015 $244,000 8.1) Study on distribution and behavior of flagship Wildlife and threats for their survival
2020 $6,200,000 8.2) Establish the connectivity of the protected areas through corridor and stepping stones for safe movement of flagship wildlife.
2015 $122,000 8.3) Study the impacts of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity and documentation for public awareness.

GEF Projects

Bangladesh is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 6 countries : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Biodiversity Conservation in the Sundarbans Reserved Forest Biodiversity 1998-03-30 Cancelled 12,200,000 USD 63,300,000 USD
ASTUD Asian Sustainable Transport and Urban Development Program (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2011-11-09 Council Approved 13,611,000 USD 988,000,000 USD
Community-based Adaptation (CBA) Programme Climate Change 2006-08-28 IA Approved 5,009,560 USD 4,525,140 USD
Fuel Cells Financing Initiative for Distributed Generation Applications (Phase 1) Climate Change 2003-11-21 Under Implementation 6,575,000 USD 9,000,000 USD
Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem International Waters 2005-04-06 Under Implementation 12,781,900 USD 16,385,500 USD
National Adapation Programme of Action Climate Change 2003-04-17 IA Approved 200,000 USD 50,000 USD
Integrating Community-based Adaptation into Afforestation and Reforestation Programmes in Bangladesh Climate Change 2011-12-27 Council Approved 5,700,000 USD 41,619,000 USD
Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation Climate Change 2007-09-05 CEO Endorsed 3,400,000 USD 6,080,000 USD
Improving Kiln Efficiency in the Brick Making Industry in Bangladesh Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 3,348,000 USD 11,040,000 USD
Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development Climate Change 2001-12-07 2009-12-31 Project Closure 8,540,000 USD 22,400,000 USD
Bangladesh Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan Biodiversity 2000-02-09 IA Approved 278,900 USD 52,400 USD
Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Biodiversity 1999-01-01 2004-12-31 Cancelled 5,000,000 USD 55,840,000 USD
Barrier Removal to the Cost-Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Standards and Labeling Project (BRESL) Climate Change 2007-06-14 IA Approved 6,850,000 USD 27,354,900 USD
Development and Application of Decision-support Tools to Conserve and Sustainably use Genetic Diversity in Indigenous Livestock and Wild Relatives Biodiversity 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 2,432,770 USD 3,781,000 USD
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Climate Change 2000-11-01 IA Approved 6,812,000 USD 2,508,000 USD
Asia Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy (ALGAS) Climate Change 1991-12-01 IA Approved 9,500,000 USD 3,500,000 USD
BS Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework Biodiversity 2010-01-11 CEO Approved 909,090 USD 533,300 USD
Development of Sustainable Renewable Energy Power Generation Climate Change 2011-11-09 Council Approved 4,227,272 USD 29,750,000 USD
National Capacity Self Assessment for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2004-11-12 IA Approved 222,500 USD 28,500 USD
Preparation of the POPs National Implementation Plan under the Stockholm Convention POPs 2002-03-27 2009-10-08 Project Completion 495,075 USD 147,200 USD
Coastal and Wetland Biodiversity Management at Cox's Bazar and Hakakuki Haor Biodiversity 1999-12-01 2010-12-31 Project Completion 5,755,000 USD 7,080,000 USD
Prepare its Initial National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1999-03-16 2004-06-28 Project Closure 175,000 USD 0

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Establishing a Protected Area Network for Threatened Freshwater Dolphins in Waterways of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, Bangladesh 22 04 2010 Not Funded $431,000 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme