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Detail of GEF Project #763

GEF Project ID763
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameControl of Invasive Species in the Galapagos Archipelago
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program1
PDF-A Approval Date1998-12-18
PDF-B Approval Date1998-12-18
Approval Date2000-02-01
CEO Endorsement Date2001-04-25
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-10-19
Project Completion Date2010-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMinistry of the Environment
DescriptionThe aim of the project is to protect the exceptional biodiversity of the archipelago from the introduction of alien species. It involves the improvement of quarantine systems, research programs on methods of controlling invasions and eradication, animal & plant species eradication pilot programs, the establishment of a $15 m trust fund, with $5 m in financing from the GEF, and awareness-building among populations.
Implementation StatusJan-March 2007: The inspection and quarantine system was evaluated. The infrastructure at CDF is built and operative. CDF products for 2006 last quarter are approved and paid. Control programmes on invasive plant and animal species operate normally. Tripartite Agreement for the Invasive Species Fund approved by the Ministry of Environment and FAN, final clearance from UNDP headquarters still pending. CI and UNF maintain interest to support the Fund. CIMEIs operate normally with new coordinators. New products on three consultancies on Agriculture, Tourism and Coordination were approved. A new consultant on Sector Policies was contracted. The 2006 Project external audit was concluded. Delivery Rate: Annual Budget for current calendar year $ 2,402,320.67 Budget expenditures to date $ 213,931.35 Delivery rate (budget expenditure/annual budget) 8.91 \%
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
18,300,000 USD
GEF Grant
18,675,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
23,240,000 USD
Project Cost
41,915,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
798,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
18,300,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
24,832,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
43,507,000 USD
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