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Detail of GEF Project #117

GEF Project ID117
IBRD PO ID41790
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAtlantic Biological Corridor
CountryNicaragua
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 4
PDF-B Approval Date1995-12-14
Approval Date1996-10-01
CEO Endorsement Date1997-06-06
GEF Agency Approval Date1997-06-25
Project Completion Date2005-09-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA); Nicaraguan Institute for Municipal Development (INIFOM)
DescriptionThe ABC project promotes long-term integrity of a Biological Corridor along Nicaragua's Atlantic slope. It will support preparation and implementation of protected area mgt. plans, and will fund subprojects in direct support of biodiversity conservation. It will assist local indigenous communities in demarcating their territories that abut biologically important zones. Project includes capacity-building, public awareness in protection and sustainable use of biodiversity for indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the region, and for municipal and regional authorities. It will support land use planning, a biodiversity monitoring system, an impact assessment system for development activities and a means to enforce mitigating measures which will be closely coordinated with traditional community development activities in the Corridor supported by the associated IDA Credit.
Implementation StatusImplementation progress is satisfactory. It is expected that the project will substantially achieve its objectives of better ensuring the long-term conservation of the MBC in Nicaragua. Outstanding work has been done in planning, support to protected areas, support to indigenous land titling process and support to local communities through subprojects. Project closes on September 30, 2005,
PDF B Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,100,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,430,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
43,600,000 USD
Project Cost
51,030,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
7,100,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
14,000,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
21,430,000 USD
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