Mainstreaming of Biodiversity Conservation into River Management

The project focuses on addressing the root causes and barriers in riverine biodiversity conservation. The rapid loss of riverine biodiversity at the project sites is a major problem that needs to be tackled. The problems also range from rapid urbanization, river pollution, over extraction of natural resources and others.

Through this project, strategies and best management practices will be developed for the key stakeholders to increase their awareness and improve the status of riverine biodiversity at the sites.   

GEC is officially appointed as the implementer for a portion of Component 2 – namely Output 2.1 for Upper Kinta Basin in Perak and Output 2.2 for Upper Klang Basin in Selangor/ Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. The first phase of the project has been completed and GEC was appointed to implement the second phase in February 2021.

Duration: 2020 - 2021

Funder: Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Malaysia, Global Environment Facility (GEF) 5, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 


The overall aims of the project is to mainstream biodiversity conservation into riverine landscapes through improved river planning and management practices in Malaysia.

Phase 1

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Phase 2

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