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Detail of GEF Project #2099

GEF Project ID2099
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCorazon Transboundary Biosphere Reserve
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 4; 12; 13
Pipeline Entry Date2003-06-18
PDF-B Approval Date2003-06-18
Approval Date2005-06-08
GEF Agency Approval Date2006-06-13
Project Completion Date2012-12-15
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyAmerican Commission on the Environment and Development
DescriptionThe global objective of the proposed project is to consolidate the management and protection of Nicaragua’s and Honduras’ proposed Transfrontier Biosphere Reserve “Corazón de Corredor Biológico Mesoamericano” (henceforth “Corazón Reserve”), simultaneously strengthening the PA systems as a whole of the two countries. The Corazón Reserve extends in Honduras from the Plátano Biosphere Reserve through the Tawakha Indigenous Reserve and Patuca National Park, to the Bosawas Reserve in Nicaragua and includes adjacent areas of natural habitat in the Mosquitia. In total this is an area of about 50,000 km2 (5 million ha) and is the largest single block of unaltered tropical forest north of Colombia – it truly represents the “heart” of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (MBC). The Nicaraguan and Honduran governments are in the process of working with UNESCO on the formal creation of the Reserve.
Implementation StatusProject was approved into the Work Program at the June 2005 Council Meeting.
PDF B Amount
400,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
12,400,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
21,000,000 USD
Project Cost
33,400,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,116,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
12,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
22,360,000 USD
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