The project has three focal sites which are each areas of outstanding biological diversity – these are Taman Negara National Park, Royal Belum State Park and Endau Rompin National Park. Each of these protected areas are known to support populations of threatened species and also make a significant contribution to the nation in terms of ecosystem services. As well known recreation and ecotourism destinations they also make an important contribution to the economy.
The main focus of the PA Financing Project within these focal sites will be on building capacity for effective management through the development and implementation of PA management plans and business plans. The project will also invest in initiatives to strengthen individual and organizational capacities.