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Detail of GEF Project #103

GEF Project ID103
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBiodiversity Resources Development
CountryCosta Rica
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 1; 4
PDF-B Approval Date1997-03-01
Approval Date1997-03-01
CEO Endorsement Date1998-02-24
GEF Agency Approval Date1998-03-03
Project Completion Date2005-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyInstituto Nacional para la Biodiversidad (INBio)
DescriptionThe project seeks to demonstrate that increased and systematically catalogued information about species would increase the value of biological diversity and the marketability of biodiversity services. It supports (1) development of a framework for a comprehensive inventory and protocols for collection and cataloguing for four taxa (Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, and fungi), (2) complete the collection and cataloguing of these four taxa, (3) develop human capacity in systematic biology, especially at the parataxonomist level, (4) develop revenue- and non-revenue-generating activities and increase awareness of the values of biodiversity, and (5) strengthen institutional capacity at INBio. Collection activities will start in the Guanacaste Conservation Area, and will expand to other conservation areas during project implementation, according to agreed criteria.
Implementation StatusThe rating for Implementation Progress was upgraded from Satisfactory to Highly Satisfactory to reflect INBio's continued progress in professional development, biodiversity inventory management, information dissemination, and institutional capacity and sustainability. Overall INBio continues to be a model executing agency. On December 15, 2004 the Project Closing Date was extended by six months, from June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005
PDF B Amount
283,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,283,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
13,000,000 USD
Project Cost
20,283,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
7,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
4,000,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
11,283,000 USD
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