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Detail of GEF Project #773

GEF Project ID773
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCaribbean Archipelago Biosphere Reserve: Regional Marine Protected Area System
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program2
PDF-A Approval Date1999-06-23
Approval Date2000-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date2000-06-22
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-06-30
Project Completion Date2005-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyCORALINA
DescriptionThe proposed MSP would support conservation of critical habitats in the Archipelago as a means to protect and restore species diversity, sustainable marine and coastal resource use, and equitable benefit distribution to local populations. Achievement of these objectives is vital to the survival of the native culture, both socially and economically. Under the project, marine protected areas (MPAs) would be established to be part of a comprehensive system that includes representative strategic marine and coastal ecosystems of the region: a variety of coral formations, seagrass beds, mangroves, beaches and deep water areas. In this way, the widest goals of biodiversity conservation and recovery can be met as habitats that support both coastal and marine plants (mangroves, ferns, epiphytes, seagrass, seaweed, algae) and endemic, resident and migrant animals (fishes, reptiles, birds, invertebrates, fungi, micro-organisms) are included in the protected areas. Community involvement and both formal and informal training in multiple-use MPA management will be given particular attention.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is satisfactory. Project closes on June 30, 2005.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,180,000 USD
Project Cost
4,180,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
975,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,180,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
4,180,000 USD
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