Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan: Tien Shan Ecosystem Development Project

November 3, 2009

GEF Trust Fund Grant: US$3.35 million
Project ID: P104670
Project Description: The Tien Shan Ecosystem Development Project for the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan aims to contribute to improving ecosystem management and sustainable forestry in the project areas of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic. The Global Environmental Objectives are: (a) improving biodiversity conservation; and (b) contributing to climate mitigation by sequestering carbon dioxide in forests in the Kyrgyz Republic. The project will contribute to poverty reduction by increasing local peoples access to forest benefits such as fruits, nuts, fuel and construction wood, forage, employment generation, and revenues from carbon trading and tourism.

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