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Detail of GEF Project #839

GEF Project ID839
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIntegrated Ecosystem Management in 3 Priority Ecoregions
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12
PDF-B Approval Date1998-06-11
Approval Date2000-07-01
CEO Endorsement Date2001-02-28
GEF Agency Approval Date2001-03-01
Project Completion Date2010-09-30
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencySecretariat of Environment, Natural Resources Fisheries
DescriptionThe project will protect biodiversity and sustain vital ecological functions within three globally significant ecoregions: the Tehuantepec Moist Forest, the Pacific Dry Tropical Forests, and the Sierra Madre del Sur Pine-Oak Forest. These ecoregions contain a range of forest communities including pine forest, pine-oak forests, cloud forest, tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest and mangroves, which provide habitat for native fauna, act as carbon reservoirs, and protect watersheds. Yet they face a suite of growing anthropogenic pressures that imperil their ecological integrity and functions. This situation is mirrored in other parts of Mexico and the Government has responded by founding the Sustainable Regional Development Program (PRODERS), which aims at integrating biodiversity conservation and development objectives in 24 discrete regions. Working at three sites: Chinantla in Oaxaca State, Montaña in Guerrero and Los Tuxtlas in Veracruz, the project will strengthen and cross-fertilize PRODERS by piloting integrated and replicable ecosystem-management models that conserve biodiversity and sequester carbon, while foreclosing land degradation. The objective is to establish the institutional framework and local capacities to manage a mosaic of biodiversity-friendly land and resource uses, including set-asides for biodiversity protection, compatible agro-forestry and silvo-pastoral systems, and ecological restoration. A number of cross-sectoral interventions are advanced to remove barriers to integrated ecosystem management. The Government of Mexico will then systematically replicate the management paradigm in other bio-regions.
Implementation StatusJul-Sep 2006: The implementation of the Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Three Priority Eco-regions Project has had the following results in the third quarter: Result 1. The project together with Government institutions and civil society organizations continue to strengthen the regional development strategy so as to make the Chinantla Master Plan (ChMP) official. In la Montaña, a Local Management Committee-CLM (Iliatenco) is being created in order to formally complete with the programmed CLMs. The Regional Council of La Montaña and the CLMs are being trained in strategic planning, ecological ordinance and environmental norms for the elaboration of their work program. The 7 sub-councils of Los Tuxtlas continue to participate in the Advisory Council (COBIDES), developing their operation. Result 2. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) training continues with the project’s authorities and communities. In the case of la Montaña, the publication of the Ilitaneco Municipal Ordinance is in process. Result 3. Agreements have been drawn up with Government institutions for co-financing conservation and sustainable development activities in MIE locations, and the environmental services payment continues on the part of CONAFOR. Result 4. The MIE continues to negotiate productive replication projects financed by sources other than MIE. Plans for use of the land are being finalized for 15 locations. Result 5. Community certification efforts for conservation are being built up in the project’s communities; in this case, la Montaña has 3 files in process of validation for the certification of 26,817 has., corresponding to 6 agrarian nuclei.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
15,300,000 USD
GEF Grant
15,650,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
61,715,000 USD
Project Cost
77,365,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,080,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
15,300,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
61,715,066 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
77,365,066 USD
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