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Detail of GEF Project #33

GEF Project ID33
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAn Indicator Model for Dryland Ecosystems in Latin America
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
PDF-A Approval Date1999-01-22
Approval Date1999-12-22
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-05-23
Project Completion Date2003-04-01
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyNatural Heritage Institute
DescriptionIn the face of accelerated land degradation in the drylands, the unique bio-diversity of this biome and the livelihood of dryland residents are increasingly threatened, human migration and specific loss are a non-documented phenomenon. This increases the likelihood of migration, deepening poverty, and further species habitat loss. Consistent with GEF OP 1, this project will provide the GEF and its partners, IGOs' policymakers, NGOs, and affected communities with the 'Indicator Model for Dryland Ecosystems', a tool to identify vulnerable dryland ecosystems, and vulnerable communities, develop appropriate management plans, and monitor the direction of change following the implementation of these plans. Thro' tech. transfer to resource planners and managers, NGOs and community groups, this project will compliment and extend existing activities as a unifying framework for targeting and evaluating their actions in the face of arid land degradation that is not currently available.
Implementation StatusProject Completed
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
323,800 USD
Project Cost
1,073,800 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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