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Detail of GEF Project #2896

GEF Project ID2896
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSacred Orchids of Chiapas: Cultural and Religious Values in Conservation
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 4
Strategic ProgramBD-1
PDF-A Approval Date2005-09-26
Approval Date2007-11-07
Project Completion Date2011-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyPronatura, AC Chiapas
DescriptionThe proposed project, designed for specific communities in the state of Chiapas, would link traditional and religious values with a variety of arrangements for promoting forest and species conservation. It will use participatory research and knowledge dissemination to facilitate awareness among local and indigenous communities of species’ life cycles and encourage cooperative land use arrangements between collectors and landowners.On the economic side, the project seeks to achieve a fair valorization for commercially valuable species and create agreements for improving trade conditions between producers, distributors and consumers such as religious groups.
PDF A Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
837,392 USD
GEF Grant
887,392 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,173,746 USD
Project Cost
2,061,138 USD
GEF Agency Fees
88,739 USD
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