Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA)

Project Summary

Project would support expansion and consolidation of strict protected areas in the Amazonian region. Three specific objectives have been identified: (i) identify and create new strict protected areas; (ii) effective establishment of these new areas; and (iii) develop long-term sustainable management tools and mechanisms for effective protection within all Amazonian strict protected areas. The project emerges from a GOB commitment to expand effective strict protection in the Amazon to cover at least 10% (37 million ha) of the biome (370 million ha). Although it is expected that all costs associated with the project will be of global benefit and incremental, GEF grant funds will act as seed capital to catalyze additional funds to cover a significant share of project costs.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment (MMA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
30,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
51,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,550,000 USD
Total Cost 81,850,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
01 Jul 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
01 May 1998
Concept Approved
01 May 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Jul 2002
Project closed
23 Jun 2009