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Detail of GEF Project #61

GEF Project ID61
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBiodiversity Protection
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 2
Approval Date1992-04-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1994-05-09
Project Completion Date2000-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyInstituto Ecuatoriano Forestal y de Areas Naturales y de Vida Silvestre (INEFAN); UNDP
DescriptionSupport for the restructuring and strengthening of the institutional capacity, regulatory and legal framework for adequate management of the National System of Protected Areas (NSPA). Project activities will focus on (i) institutional strengthening of the Ecuadorean Institute of Forestry, Natural Areas and Wildlife (INEFAN) in managing the NSPA; (ii) creation of an improved legal and regulatory framework; (iii) outreach activities to local communities, involving them in management plan development for protected areas; and (iv) investment activities for civil works and infrastructure in eight priority protected areas based on participatory management plans developed with project support.
Implementation StatusThe project was completed in September 1999. The ICR was completed in FY00. The OED evaluation was completed January 26, 2001.
PRIF Amount
315,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,200,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,515,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,500,000 USD
Project Cost
9,015,000 USD
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