Detail of GEF Project #670

GEF Project ID670
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConservation of Biodiversity in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program4
PDF-A Approval Date1997-01-29
PDF-B Approval Date1999-12-01
Approval Date1999-12-01
Project Cancellation Date2005-11-15
Project StatusCancelled
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyFundacion Pro Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
DescriptionThe global environmental objective of this project, and the program of which it is a part, is to conserve, restore and sustainably use the singular and heterogeneous mosaic of tropical ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The program contains three components: (i) knowledge generation and dissemination; (ii) participation, organizational strengthening and coordination; and (iii) collaborative management and pilot sustainable development projects which includes the establishment of a trust fund to provide competitive grants to communities. The main global benefits will be the conservation of a unique and threatened eco-region, with the attendant preservation of biodiversity of global value. The trust fund will provide a long-term funding mechanism to ensure replication of conservation and development efforts throughout the eco-region.
Implementation StatusProject is on hold. It is in the GEF red zone for lack of movement.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
9,375,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
11,490,000 USD
Project Cost
20,865,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
726,000 USD
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