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Detail of GEF Project #92

GEF Project ID92
IBRD PO ID39787
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBiodiversity Conservation Project
CountryArgentina
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramSTRM
PDF-B Approval Date1997-01-10
Approval Date1997-02-01
CEO Endorsement Date1997-08-25
GEF Agency Approval Date1997-10-21
Project Completion Date2008-03-31
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyNational Parks Administration (APN); Secretariat of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (SRNyDS)
DescriptionIn conjunction with the IBRD-supported Native Forests and Protected Areas Project, the project will expand the protected area system through the creation and management of protected areas in currently unprotected ecosystems of global biological significance (eg, Pampas grass lands, Andean Puna, the Chaco, Patagonian Steppe, etc.). The project also includes a public participation plan to ensure widespread stakeholder involvement in project activities, strengthening of institutions and policy, legal and regulatory frameworks at the national and provincial levels to support biodiversity conservation, an internet-connected, national biodiversity information management system, and establishment of a grants program targeted to sustainable development, conservation and awareness activities in the surrounding buffer zones.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is satisfactory. Project closes on 6/30/2006. Given the 3:1 devaluation of the peso, a surplus of funds exists in the project. Using cost savings, it may be possible to expand activities to include one or two new national parks, in addition to those already covered by the project. Preliminary discussions with LCR GEF team on this have been favorable. The PIU and APN are currently reviewing possible candidate areas. Adding one or more new parks would likely require an extension of 12 - 18 months.
PDF B Amount
289,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,100,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,389,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
37,500,000 USD
Project Cost
47,889,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
10,100,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
11,500,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
21,889,000 USD
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