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Detail of GEF Project #58

GEF Project ID58
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameNational Biodiversity Project (PROBIO)
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramSTRM
Approval Date1991-05-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1996-04-16
Project Completion Date2005-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyGetulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
DescriptionThe project (PROBIO), to be managed by the Ministry of the Environment (MMA), will consist of (1) a series of workshops to set biome-level priorities for biodiversity conservation and development of a national biodiversity strategy, (2) establishment of a national biodiversity information network, and (3) funding of model biodiversity projects involving various combinations of public and private sector organizations. This project was developed in tandem with the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund project (FUNBIO), and strategic guidance from the biome-level workshops will help prioritize FUNBIO activities.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is satisfactory. Project implementation is satisfactory. Internal procedures are well developed and no important risks to the successful implementation of planned activities has been noted. PROBIO has had significant direct and indirect impacts on the creation of multisectoral public policies related to biodiversity conservation, and in some cases has already surpassed the objectives expected for the end of the project. The last supervision mission, from May 25 to 31 2005, found that the full $10,000,000 GEF grant has been either disbursed or pledged. The full grant amount is expected to have been disbursed by project closing in December 2005.
PRIF Amount
275,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,275,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
10,000,000 USD
Project Cost
20,275,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
10,000,000 USD
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