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Benin - The Protected Areas Management Project

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Washington DC, March 29, 2011—The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project.

GEF Trust Fund Grant: US$1.9 million
IDA Grant: US$5 million equivalent
Project ID: P115963

Project Description: The objective of the project is to secure long-term funding to strengthen and consolidate the ongoing efforts for biodiversity conservation, sustainable natural resources management and eco-development in the Northern Benin Savannah ecosystems, and to establish a national protected areas network that includes marine areas.