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Detail of GEF Project #771

GEF Project ID771
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAmazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA)
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 2
PDF-B Approval Date1998-05-01
Approval Date2000-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date2002-07-17
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-08-08
Project Completion Date2008-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment (MMA)
DescriptionProject would support expansion and consolidation of strict protected areas in the Amazonian region. Three specific objectives have been identified: (i) identify and create new strict protected areas; (ii) effective establishment of these new areas; and (iii) develop long-term sustainable management tools and mechanisms for effective protection within all Amazonian strict protected areas. The project emerges from a GOB commitment to expand effective strict protection in the Amazon to cover at least 10\% (37 million ha) of the biome (370 million ha). Although it is expected that all costs associated with the project will be of global benefit and incremental, GEF grant funds will act as seed capital to catalyze additional funds to cover a significant share of project costs.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is satisfactory. The mission found that, while several operational issues still exist, much progress has been made in the last seven months. The objectives set out in the Aide Memoire for the last supervision mission (April 26-May 4 2004) have been largely achieved. In general, communication among the different organizations has greatly improved, thanks in part to an internal communications strategy and monthly coordination meetings. Substantive progress has also been made in consolidating administrative arrangements and in clarifying operational procedures.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
30,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
30,350,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
59,000,000 USD
Project Cost
89,350,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,550,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
30,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
51,500,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
81,850,000 USD
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