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Detail of GEF Project #778

GEF Project ID778
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIndigenous and Community Biodiversity Conservation (COINBIO)
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program4; 3
PDF-A Approval Date1998-08-06
PDF-B Approval Date1999-06-10
Approval Date2000-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date2000-10-27
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-11-28
Project Completion Date2008-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencySEMARNAP
DescriptionThe overall goal of the project is to achieve more effective biodiversity conservation in the states of Oaxaca, Michoacán and Guerrero by promoting the sustainable protection and use of biodiversity by indigenous communities and ejidos. Specific project objectives would be to: (i) establish and strengthen community conservation areas on lands with high biodiversity value that are communally owned by indigenous communities and ejidos; (ii) promote activities that generate income by and for program participants from the sustainable use of community biodiversity in the community conservation areas, as well as in adjacent forestry and multiple use lands; (iii) consolidate the institutional and technical practices for establishing community-based biological corridors and establish priority corridors within and across the three states; (iv) increase the organizational and administrative capacity of interested communities to protect and sustainably manage biodiversity on their territory both within community conservation areas and adjacent lands; (v) improve social participation in biodiversity conservation through networks of communities across the three states; (vi) identify, and to the extent feasible promote, mechanisms of sustainable financing for landscape-wide conservation, including markets for ecological services and for financing recurrent costs of protecting the internationally significant biological resources owned by the communities; and vii) strengthen the capacity of state SEMARNAP delegations to promote community conservation and the establishment of biological corridors and coordinate efforts to achieve the above objectives.
Implementation Status'Project implementation is satisfactory. The Project’s National Committee has been formed with representatives from; CONAFOR, SEMARNAT, CONANP, CONABIO, CONAF, and three community representatives selected from the State Committees. To formalize the project technical advisor role transfer from SEMARNAT to CONAFOR some sections of the legal contract need to be amended. The National Coordinator has been in place since January 2003 and State coordinators had previously been hired. The first round of subprojects has been approved and are under implementation. MTR is scheduled for July 2005.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,200,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,575,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
11,200,000 USD
Project Cost
18,775,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
942,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
7,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
11,200,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
19,075,000 USD
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