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Detail of GEF Project #775

GEF Project ID775
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameChoco-Andean Corridor
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 4
PDF-A Approval Date1999-06-01
Approval Date2000-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date2000-06-21
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-06-30
Project Completion Date2003-07-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyFunfacion Maquipucuna
DescriptionThe proposed MSP project would help to preserve the threatened biodiversity of the Southern section of the Choco-Andean ecosystems. Project goals would include: (i) enhance effectiveness of the existing protected natural areas; (ii) secure functional connectivity between 2 major ecosystems of NW Ecuador the Choco bioregion and the Andean Cloud forests; (iii) increase awareness of local communities; (iv) investigate and promote environmentally sustainable methods; and (v) influence regional and national policies to support sustainability.
Implementation StatusProject implementation has been highly satisfactory - almost all components achieved their targets at completion. Project activities have therefore resulted in strengthening the knowledge of the region and the corridor, launching environmentally-friendly alternative economic activities (especially in exporting organic coffee, but also in developing natural fibers, jams, etc) as well as providing training and awareness-building on conservation issues. Although the area of reforested land was less than originally planned and the Tourism Ministry adopted the Ecotourism Certification as part of their agenda, the project met or exceeded all of its other objectives. The project team also closely monitored the construction and potential impact of an Oil Pipeline that passes through part of the project area.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
974,663 USD
GEF Grant
999,663 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,353,266 USD
Project Cost
3,352,929 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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