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Detail of GEF Project #1637

GEF Project ID1637
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCommunity Management of the Bio-Itza Reserve Project
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
PDF-A Approval Date2000-08-14
Approval Date2002-06-10
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-01-14
Project StatusUnder Implementation
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyThe Bio-Itza Association, Conservation International Guatemala Office
DescriptionThe project would assist Bio-Itza and Conservation International Guatemala to conserve and sustainable manage a sizable piece of land of great biological significance next to Tikal National Park, and other important areas in the central region of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest reserves in Guatemala. It would empower indigenous communities to strengthen control of their land and manage it over the long term. Proposed activities include: capacity building of the Bio-Itza association, (b) creation and implementation of s strategy and management plan for the protection of the Bio-Itza reserve; (c) creation and implementation of a socio-economic and biodiversity M&E plan; (d) creation and implementation of an information, training and research center, providing training on traditional production systems and adequate information on the state of biodiversity in the reserve and its surroundings and the impacts of natural resource uses such as tourism, non-timber forest products, timber, etc.; and (e) project management and monitoring
Implementation StatusThe project implementation is satisfactory. Project is on track. The project closes on December 31, 2005.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
754,000 USD
Project Cost
1,504,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
725,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
754,000 USD
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