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Detail of GEF Project #62

GEF Project ID62
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameProtected Areas Program
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational ProgramSTRM
Approval Date1991-05-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1992-03-09
Project Completion Date1997-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyFondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza (FMCN) National Ecology Institute (INE)
DescriptionThe project supports selected conservation activities on the basis of detailed management plans for ten protected area sites. The development and supervi-sion of management plans will be guided by Technical Advisory Committees, composed of representatives of local communities, non-governmental organizations, local governments and other stakeholders. An ecotourism plan will be prepared and implemented in one of the protected area sites on a pilot basis, for potential replication in other areas. An endowment fund will be established to provide stable long-term financing for basic protection and conservation activities in and around the 10 protected areas.
Implementation StatusEndowment fund established in July 1997. Five project cycles completed successfully. Mid-term evaluation completed in December 2000. Final evaluation and ICR expected to be completed by December 2003. Grant agreement establishes June 2002 as completion date, but World Bank decided to extend it one year to ensure compatibility with second donation from GEF to protected areas in Mexico (SINAP 2). An ICR was prepared and is being submitted to the Board.
GEF Project Grant
25,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
25,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
17,200,000 USD
Project Cost
42,200,000 USD
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