REVIEW OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURE AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION SECTOR AND PREFEASABILITY STUDY OF A TRUST FUND FOR SUSTAINABLE FINANCING OF BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
Coastal and marine management is a priority issue for Senegal. The lack of financial resources has always been a major constraint to sustain biodiversity management initiatives in Senegal and neighbouring countries. It is therefore crucial for the GIRMAC Programme to establish measures in order to ensure sustainable financing of the country’s protected areas management. Hence a review of public expenditure and an economic analysis of conservation in Senegal are undertaken in the framework of the Programme, as well as a prefeasibility study of a conservation trust fund.