Atlantic Biological Corridor

Project Summary

The ABC project promotes long-term integrity of a Biological Corridor along Nicaragua's Atlantic slope. It will support preparation and implementation of protected area mgt. plans, and will fund subprojects in direct support of biodiversity conservation. It will assist local indigenous communities in demarcating their territories that abut biologically important zones. Project includes capacity-building, public awareness in protection and sustainable use of biodiversity for indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the region, and for municipal and regional authorities. It will support land use planning, a biodiversity monitoring system, an impact assessment system for development activities and a means to enforce mitigating measures which will be closely coordinated with traditional community development activities in the Corridor supported by the associated IDA Credit.

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 and Natural Resources (MARENA); Nicaraguan Institute for Municipal Development (INIFOM)
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,100,000 USD
Co-financing Total
14,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 21,430,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
14 Dec 1995
Concept Approved
01 Oct 1996
Project Approved for Implementation
06 Jun 1997
Project closed
30 Sep 2005