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Detail of GEF Project #628

GEF Project ID628
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameWetland Priorities for Conservation Action
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
PDF-A Approval Date1998-04-29
Approval Date1999-02-11
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-04-21
Project Completion Date2002-11-01
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyEcoCiencia
DescriptionThis GEF medium-size project will build upon the experience gained from the pilot phase to expand the identification, characterization, and prioritization to a national level, facilitating the establishment of regional workgroups that will act according to local realities and with the support of the generated information. The project will also promote the importance of wetlands among environmental and decision-making groups. The objective of this project is to promote and support the conservation of wetlands in Ecuador through their accurate identification, characterization, and priorization. The Project will contribute to the maintenance of global biodiversity by producing technical data for a National Wetlands Conservation Action Plan which will be the basis for future government action. It will also help increase the number of Ecuadorian wetlands in the list of Wetlands of International Importance.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is highly satisfactory. The activities and recommendation of this project have resulted in the inclusion of 10 wetlands in to the Ramsar Convention list and data collection on the features and status of 81 wetlands. Also, the projects success in contributing to wetlands conservation is verified by the inclusion of wetland conservation and sustainable management in the National Environmental Strategy (2001-2010); the new Coastal Management Strategy for Ecuador; the draft Forest and Biodiversity Laws, and the authoritative contribution in the preparation of National Wetlands Conservation Action Plan and the participation of the project in some pilot wetland management (financed by IDB) verify the achievement of this project. The project closing date was November 15, 2002.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
718,388 USD
GEF Grant
743,388 USD
Cofinancing Total
191,500 USD
Project Cost
934,888 USD
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