Major Project/Programme Interventions in Wildlife

Project

Objective

Duration

Donor

Status

Kiang West National Park and Rural Development Project

To make resource inventory and introduce conservation into the affected areas for sustainable development

1992 - 1994

USAID

Abandoned (USAID pulled out)

Chimpanzee Rehabilitation

Rescue and rehabilitation for eventual release into the wild

1977 - date

WWF/Private sponsors

Ongoing

Wetland Assessment and Development of Management Plans

Assess the suitability, ecological value and potential of 3 protected wetlands

1997

RAMSAR

Completed

Development of Biodiversity Action Plan (NBSAP)

Develop national strategy hinged round increasing national capacity to support biodiversity conservation and sustainable use efforts

1997 - 1999

UNEP/GEF

Completed

Identification of important Bird Areas

Determine important areas for migratory and resident birds

1998

Bird-Life International

Completed

Annual Water Fowl Count

Assess water fowl numbers and habitat quality

1998 and thereafter annually

Wetlands International

Completed

Formulation of wildlife policyand legislation review

Establish wildlife policy and legislation that is responsive to sustainable biodiversity management

1999 (3 months)

World Bank

Completed

Elaboration of a Biosafety Framework for The Gambia

Develop a legislative framework to guide the handling, transportation and disposal of Genetically Modified Organisms

2003 - 2004

GEF

Completed

Capacity Needs Assessment for Biodiversity Management and Sustainable Use

Determine the critical capacity needs of the country and formulate comprehensive plan to address in order to effectively implement Convention on Biological diversity in the country

2003 - 2004

GEF

Completed

ICAM Integrated Coastal Marine Biodiversity Project To conserve and sustainably manage globally significant coastal biodiversity and strengthen coastal and marine protection area system and in-situ conservation of globally significant species and habitats in The Gambia 3 years GEF through WB

Commenced in 2005.Completed 2008

Transboundary Cooperation and Community participation in the Saloum-Niumi Complex, Senegal /The Gambia Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the wetlands of sine-Saloum Delta and Niumi in order to strengthen transboundary cooperation and participation of local community in the areas concerned 2007 -2009

GEF/UNEP

WI,

Gambia /Senegal

Completed

Started in 2007

Operationalisation of Niumi National Park

To make Niumi National Park operational through infrastructural developments, sustainable livelihood projects and community capacity building

2006-2008

PRCM

FIBA

Started in 2006

Completed