Sustainable Management Models for Local Government Organisations to Enhance Biodiversity Protection and Utilization in Selected Eco-regions of Thailand

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Participating countries


Project status


Implementing period

From February 19, 2016 to October 31, 2020

Project ID: 5271

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Biodiversity financing


  • Conserved areas
  • Marine
  • Human altered areas


  • Productive landscapes/Seascapes
  • Coasts
  • Urban areas
  • Rural areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Forestry and other land use

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Innovative approaches


  • Governance
  • Capacity building
  • Finance economy


  • Institutional framework
  • Partnerships
  • Development planning
  • Technical capacity building
  • Research
  • Institutional capacity building
  • New/other financial schemes/mechanism

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Reduce exposure
  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 15.5 Reduce habitat degradation, halt biodiversity loss, extinction
  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  • 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning

Conventions and protocols

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

About this project


The objective of the project is to mainstream biodiversity conservation priorities into the performance management, development planning and budgeting systems of local government in Thailand. This project will support the realization of this by providing a framework for the inclusion of biodiversity into the development planning, management and performance assessment mechanisms of local government organisations (LGOs). This will be achieved through working on the development of a national level framework to guide LGOs as well as developing the tools (including a Biodiversity Health Index) and capacity to implement it. The project will also demonstrate how this approach can be achieved within the two pilot locations of Don Hoi Lord (Ramsar No 1099) in Samut Songkram Province and Bang Krachao an “urban oasis” within Samut Prakarn Province. In doing so the project will enhance conservation management of 69,618ha of land and marine area, as well as supporting the conservation of the habitats of a number of threatened species including the Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) (IUCN – VU), Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) (IUCN – NT), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) (IUCN – NT) and Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus) (IUCN – NT), as well as a locally endemic earthworm (Glyphidrilus sp).


To mainstream biodiversity conservation priorities into the performance management, development planning and budgeting systems of local government in Thailand.

USD $1,826,484

Grant amount

USD $7,560,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,826,484)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO) (Public Organisation), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE)

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