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Detail of GEF Project #205

GEF Project ID205
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConsolidation and Implementation of the Patagonia Coastal Zone Management Programme for Biodiversity Conservation
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
Approval Date1997-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date1999-09-29
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-12-06
Project Completion Date2009-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyUNOPS
DescriptionThis project is aimed at the improvement in the quality of life of human communities who depend on coastal resources while maintaining biodiversity and productivity of Patagonia's ecosystems.
Implementation StatusJuly-Sept 2006: The Project is moving towards its implementation, with the support of coastal communities that have been actively participating in workshops, pilot projects with biodiversity friendly practices and planning The development of Management Plans for protected areas is a constant target. The “ria” of Rio Gallegos is being ordered and legislation about it is being prepared. The Second Workshop to develop the management plan for the Atlantic Coast Reserve was carried out successfully. Trials to assess biodiversity friendly fishing practices are completed with the participation of government and fishermen. Document on contamination by heavy metals in San Antonio Oeste, to analyze possible corrections of the site and the work on public health was finished. Coastal cities were visited to strengthen local participative spaces on coastal issues and participative workshops were organized to form groups to lead the process of integrated coastal management. The Patagonian Coastal Zone Management Plan has a constant presence on the media as a regional referent on conservation issues and natural resources management.
GEF Project Grant
5,200,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,200,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
12,910,000 USD
Project Cost
18,110,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,200,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
8,800,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
14,000,000 USD
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