Conservation and Monitoring of Globally Significant Birds and Bird Habitats in the West Arabian Flyway

Lead country


Participating countries

Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From February 25, 2009 to January 16, 2018

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  2. 15.5 Reduce habitat degradation, halt biodiversity loss, extinction
  3. 15.9 Integrate ecosystem values into national planning

Project ID: 1878

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity
  • Strengthening conservation areas


  • Biodiversity financing
  • Wildlife conservation


  • Marine
  • Conserved areas


  • Rift valley
  • Seas
  • Key biodiversity areas (KBAs)
  • Important bird and biodiversity areas (IBAs)

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Tourism

UNDP role(s)

  • Policy advice
  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing


  • Enabling
  • Management operation
  • Monitor inventory


  • Alignment
  • Ecological monitoring
  • Impact assessment
  • Mainstream
  • Waste management
  • Wildlife and habitat conservation
  • Conserved areas/ protected areas management

Social inclusion

  • Artisanal miners
  • Local community/CSOs
  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience
  • Reduce exposure

SDG target(s)

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

Conventions and protocols

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

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy
  • Poverty reduction

About this project


The project contributes to the number of GEF projects supported in the agriculture and tourism sectors that have incorporated biodiversity aspects into sector policies and plans at national, sub-national levels, adapted appropriate regulations and implement plans accordingly. It also supports the hunting, energy and waste management sectors."


Conservation management objectives and actions for MSBs are mainstreamed effectively into the hunting, energy, agriculture, waste management and tourism sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway, making this a safer route for soaring birds.

USD $10,243,243

Grant amount

USD $15,511,491

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($10,243,243)

Implementing partner(s)


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