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Coastal Biodiversity Management of DPR Korea's West Sea

Project Objective: The goal of the project is to plan implement a sustainable development of the coast of the Gulf of West Korea, with a focus on globally significant biodiversity, human health and quality of life, thus securing a balance between protection of natural resources and environmentally-sound development. It will operate at three levels: (a) at the provincial and national level, planning processes will be enhanced through capacity building, increased public involvement and the development of broad-based planning processes for South Pyongan Province. At the county level, a fully developed integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan will be implemented in the Mundok County Coastal zone. At the local level, demonstration of effective and integrated coastal zone management plans will be implemented for biodiversity conservation, agriculture, and other related sectors, focusing on and around the Mundok reserve. Four broad project objectives have been identified: (a) planning processes for wetland management effective at national and local levels; (b) Public awareness of natural resources and biodiversity values achieved through increased participation in protected areas management; (c) implementation of the integrated coastal zone management plan in Mundock County to demonstrate biodiversity conservation with sustainable development; (d) Management practices in industries and other sectors with potential environmental impacts improved.

Integrated Coastal Management

Yellow Sea (LME)


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General information
GEF ID 1317
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status closed (Completed)
Start Date 14 Jan 2002
End Date 05 Dec 2011
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area Biodiversity
GEF Allocation to project 774,523 USD
Total Cost of the project: 1,315,513.00 USD
Korea Democratic People's Republic of

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project contacts
Mario A. Ramos Senior Biodiversity Specialist