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Detail of GEF Project #650

GEF Project ID650
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCollaborative Management for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Northwest Biosphere Reserve
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 1
PDF-A Approval Date1997-12-08
Approval Date1999-06-09
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-09-30
Project Completion Date2002-09-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyPro Naturaleza
DescriptionThe project seeks to achieve the collaborative management of the Northwest Biosphere Reserve, by building capacity among stakeholders to enable a real involvement of local decision makers at different levels in the management process, with aim of reversing negative tendencies (especially the processes of desertification) and conserving existing biological diversity. It is envisaged that co-management will a permit a more equitable distribution of the benefits generated by the sustainable use of the natural resources of the Biosphere Reserve among the local population, and especially the rural population, which lives in conditions of acute poverty, in a predominately arid environment which is subject to a continuous process of gradual degradation.
Implementation StatusProject implementation has been completed. A strategy for the NWBR has been approved at the local and national levels, which has resulted in the development of a Master Plan for the National Park, a land-use plan for Tumbes and Piura and agricultural and environmental strategy plans for Tumbes. Thirteen Community Development Committees (COCODES) have been created and remain active. Basic information on sustainable resource use techniques has been collected and training courses are being offered to the 13 key communities. Community priorities have been identified through participative diagnosis exercises and work on identifying and evaluating at least five sustainable models is now culminating. The project has recently submitted an illustrated ICR, highlighting the lessons learned from this successful experience.
PDF A Amount
21,150 USD
GEF Project Grant
728,850 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,346,350 USD
Project Cost
2,096,350 USD
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