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Detail of GEF Project #620

GEF Project ID620
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSustainability of the National System of Protected Areas
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1; 2; 3; 4
PDF-B Approval Date1998-10-29
Approval Date1999-05-07
CEO Endorsement Date2000-12-18
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-01-30
Project Completion Date2006-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyNational Service of Protected Areas (SERNAP)
DescriptionThe project’s global objective is to conserve biodiversity by strengthening the system of protected areas in Bolivia. This will be achieved by: (a) developing a consensus-based, long-term state vision of the SNAP including its management philosophy viz-a-viz decentralization and private sector participation; (b) developing enhanced mechanisms to achieve the long-term social, financial, and ecological sustainability; (c) establishing and capitalizing a private Trust Fund; (d) improving the management of protected areas in the short and medium-term; and (e) enhancing understanding of biological trends within Pas
Implementation StatusThe project implementation is satisfactory. Since October 2004, when the Grant Agreement was amended to finance 100\% under all the Expenditure Categories, overall implementation improved substantially. The remaining period will focus on completing relevant studies such as the Protected Areas Master Plan, protected areas management plans and infrastructure. The delays incurred should not affect significantly the final project outcomes.
PDF B Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
15,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
15,300,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
31,400,000 USD
Project Cost
46,700,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
15,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
28,690,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
43,990,000 USD
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