Atlantic Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Project

Project Summary

As part of the Meso-American Biological Corridor initiative, this project would conserve the Panamanian section of the Corridor. It will include:1) biodiversity assessments, monitoring, land-use planning and information disemination for the Corridor; 2) capacity-building for governmental, NGO and indigenous groups in protected area and biological corridor management; 3) support to field activities in protected areas (infrastructure and equipment for protected area management, protected area demarcation and management plans, community/NGO involvement, and research and visitor facilities); and 4) support to field activities in indigenous lands (community participation in corridor management, possibly assistance in land tenure) and corridor areas (sustainable economic activities, partnerships with local communities and private economic agents).

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (INRENARE)
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
285,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,400,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,400,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 13,085,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
07 Feb 1997
Concept Approved
01 May 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
26 May 1998
Project closed
26 Mar 2007