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Detail of GEF Project #1416

GEF Project ID1416
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCommunity -based Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Atiquipa and Taimara Lomas Ecosystems
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
PDF-A Approval Date1999-07-07
Approval Date2001-10-11
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-01-22
Project Completion Date2008-08-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyIRECA-UNSA
DescriptionThe objective of the project is to protect the Atiquipa and Taimara ecosystem and its attendant biodiversity through effective conservation and sustainable management in collaboration with stakeholders. The project will specifically attempt to do this through enhancement of the capacity of communities to manage natural resources, establishment of community managed protected areas, restoration of three forest sites.
Implementation StatusThe project, signed on April 1st 2002, is due to finalize in June 2006. To date 250 ha of the Lomas de Atiquipa are under strict protection (against a baseline starting value of 0) corresponding to 1.5\% more than the amount expected at this point in implementation. Cattle rearing practices, which constituted the main threat to this fragile ecosystem, have adopted intensified BD friendly measures which have drastically reduced the erosion and compaction problems evidenced prior to project operations. In addition there are now 1110 ha of Lomas forests under strict conservation status, corresponding to 100\% of the goal initially set out by the project. Community leaders have approved the management plan for the area which has been prepared in a highly participatory manner. Compliance is high with relation to precautionary measures and restrictions provided by the Plan reflecting the high ownership reflected by the community. The workplan for 2006 should be prepared between October and November of this year.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,470,800 USD
Project Cost
2,220,800 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
725,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
1,470,800 USD
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