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Detail of GEF Project #2356

GEF Project ID2356
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEcosystem Restoration of Riparian Forests in Sao Paulo
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaLand Degradation
Operational Program15
Pipeline Entry Date2003-11-10
Approval Date2004-09-27
CEO Endorsement Date2005-06-01
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-06-21
Project Completion Date2011-04-27
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyState Secretary of Environment (SMA)
DescriptionThe national objective of this project is to foster development of adequate tools, mechanisms and methodologies for each region in the State, aiming to facilitate and encourage future large scale restoration of riparian forests, in order to: (a) provide support for biodiversity conservation in São Paulo biomes (Atlantic Forest and Cerrado) through implementation of riparian forest corridors as a means to address the threat to biodiversity posed by forest fragmentation; (b) decrease, through restoration of degraded lands, sedimentation processes in reservoirs, rivers, water springs, headwater and recharge areas, for better quality and quantity of water resources; and (c) reduce local rural poverty through creation of ways to obtain financial resources derived from environmental services rendered by riparian forests. The global objectives of this project are: (a) stop and revert land degradation processes in riparian forests, both in public and private areas; (b) increase carbon sequestration in riparian forests; and (c) communicate the global relevance of local biodiversity threats and develop and implement mechanisms that support long term conservation of biodiversity.
Implementation StatusProject was approved by the Board on June 21, 2005.
GEF Project Grant
7,047,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,047,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
11,871,600 USD
Project Cost
18,918,600 USD
GEF Agency Fees
635,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
7,750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
11,770,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
19,520,000 USD
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