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Detail of GEF Project #779

GEF Project ID779
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameMesoamerican Biological Corridor
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 2; 4
PDF-A Approval Date1998-10-06
PDF-B Approval Date1999-04-28
Approval Date2000-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date2000-11-07
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-11-28
Project Completion Date2009-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencySEMARNAP (Environment) SAGAR (Agriculture) SEDESOL (Social) SCT (transportation) SRA (Land Tilting)
DescriptionThe proposed project would promote conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity through the establishment of biological corridors in southeastern Mexico (states of Campeche, Chiapas, Qintana Roo, Tabasco, and Yucatan). The corridors will foster the equilibrium of land and coastal ecosystems, within a sustainable development approach. In addition to biodiversity significance, the proposed corridors will be selected to optimize connectivity among protected areas. Institutional coordination between federal and state agencies, NGOs and local communities and stakeholders is a central focus of this project.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is satisfactory. A brief mission was carried out in October 2004 in which progress on the agreed 90 day action plan for the July to September period was satisfactory and a new 90 day program for the Oct to Dec 2004 period was agreed upon. A second brief mission was carried out in November to review the preliminary conclusions of the external evaluation of the project, the state of advance in compliance with the October-December 2004 action plan and to discuss preparations for the project Mid-term Review (MTR). The quality of the independent evaluation was satisfactory and it served as a basis for the MTR. The MTR was held in January 2005.
PDF A Amount
20,000 USD
PDF B Amount
340,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
14,840,000 USD
GEF Grant
15,200,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
78,110,000 USD
Project Cost
93,310,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,261,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
14,840,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
75,210,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
90,410,000 USD
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