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Detail of GEF Project #243

GEF Project ID243
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEstablishment of a Programme for the Consolidation of the Meso-American Biological Corridor
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 4
PDF-B Approval Date1997-11-01
Approval Date1997-11-01
CEO Endorsement Date1999-04-26
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-11-10
Project Completion Date2007-06-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyCCAD
DescriptionThe global environment objective of the project is to promote, in seven years in two phases the conservation and sustainable use of globally significant biodiversity through the establishment of six biological corridors in the southeast of Mexico. The corridors will be linking ecologically and biologically existing protected areas across the productive landscape. They will contribute to socially sustainable and environmentally sound development through mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation and sound natural resource management in local development processes. Protected areas and corridors together would form an integrated system for the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources, including biodiversity, across the natural and productive landscapes in southern Mexico and as part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (MBC)
Implementation StatusOct-Dec 2006: Efforts from the regional coordination were focused on the preparation of the up-coming evaluation mission (which was postponed by GEF/UNDP to January 2007); and on the conclusion of the final report. Four consultations were carried out in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama; and another on the Biology and Conservation of the Mesoamerican Society. These consultations contributed to enrich the final report. Another important closing activity has been the technical and economic support of having the SIAM and the Biodiversity Node published as well as the institutional arrangements for its installation in the SIAM-SERVER. Two first training activities were carried out within the framework of the MBC Regional Training Plan, both using the material developed by CATIE. The first one took place in Guatemala with CATIE’s technical support, addressed to Departmental delegations from the Ministry of Environment, Private Reserves Representative Network and Delegations from the Protected Areas Commission; the second one was carried out at CATIE´s in Costa Rica, addressed to decision takers at national level, such as planning directors from the Ministries of Agriculture, Tourism and Environment.
PDF B Amount
340,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,600,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,940,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
12,766,000 USD
Project Cost
23,706,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
10,600,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
11,717,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
22,657,000 USD
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