GEF Trust Fund Grant: US$2.54 million
Project Description: The Protected Area Project in Cote d’Ivoire will improve the sustainable management of the fauna and habitat of the Comoe National Park. The Comoé National Park is a national park in North-Eastern Côte d'Ivoire in the Ivoirian Zanzan region. The park was initially added as a World Heritage Site due to the diversity of plant life present around the Comoé River, including pristine patches of tropical rain forest that are usually only found further south. As a well-eroded plain between two large rivers, the park is home to soils and a moisture regime suitable to a richer biodiversity than surrounding areas. In 2003 due to a lack of proper management, it was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger due to poaching and over-grazing.