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Detail of GEF Project #1397

GEF Project ID1397
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NamePrivate Land Mechanisms for Biodiversity Conservation in Mexico
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 1; 2
PDF-A Approval Date1999-07-07
Approval Date2001-08-20
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-10-24
Project Completion Date2004-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyPRONATURA A.C.
DescriptionThe project is structured around its five main objectives: Toolkit development, Site implementation, Policy promotion, Capacity building and Dissemination. The five components are closely inter-linked, with some outcomes serving as inputs for other components of the overall project, as is shown in the Matrix of Inter-linkage of Project Components and Activities that summarizes the input of the relevant actors participating in the design. (see Matrix/Table 2) It is expected that this project will produce field-validated methodologies, guidelines and criteria that will significantly potential the extensive use of the PLMBCs. This project will, through a systematic application of the conservation tools in selected pilot sites, refine and field validate the tools developed to date in Pronatura. It will also carry out additional legal and incentive studies to complement the toolkit and ensure that it covers all relevant aspects of sustainable private land conservation.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is satisfactory. PRONATURA completed the work program by June 30, 2004. The coverage of conservation was increased in the country in 148,373 hectares, through the signature of 19 contracts and the creation of 21 private reserves. The subject of conservation in private and social lands was incorporated as a biodiversity protection alternative by the government, NGOs, and universities. The legal instruments for private and social land conservation were validated and recognized. The use of these instruments reduce the pressure on the natural resources upon promoting a land management and giving the legitimate owners new alternatives of development. Interest in participating in voluntary conservation programs was increased in land owners. All components have a 100\% of completion.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,100,000 USD
Project Cost
1,850,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
725,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
1,100,000 USD
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