Biodiversity Resources Development

Project Summary

The project seeks to demonstrate that increased and systematically catalogued information about species would increase the value of biological diversity and the marketability of biodiversity services. It supports (1) development of a framework for a comprehensive inventory and protocols for collection and cataloguing for four taxa (Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, and fungi), (2) complete the collection and cataloguing of these four taxa, (3) develop human capacity in systematic biology, especially at the parataxonomist level, (4) develop revenue- and non-revenue-generating activities and increase awareness of the values of biodiversity, and (5) strengthen institutional capacity at INBio. Collection activities will start in the Guanacaste Conservation Area, and will expand to other conservation areas during project implementation, according to agreed criteria.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Costa Rica
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Instituto Nacional para la Biodiversidad (INBio)
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
283,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
13,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 20,283,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Mar 1997
Concept Approved
01 Mar 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Feb 1998
Project closed
30 Jun 2005