Caatinga Conservation and Sustainable Management Project

Project Summary

The objectives of the proposed projects are:(i) contribute to the protection of Caatinga biodiversity, to the reduction in carbon emissions to the atmosphere, and to greater storage of carbon in Caatinga vegetation, through activites that promote and ensure the conservation and sustainable management of the Caatinga Biome; and (ii) improve the socioeconomic situation and quality of life of the population living in these areas, thus promoting integrated, sustainable development in the Caatinga areas.To achieve the objectives, the project would include activities that would incorporate: (i) a statewide approach with regard to Caatinga policy, strategy formulation, assessment, and monitoring, such as Caatinga mapping (areas that are in different stages of preservation and degradation in terms of biodiversity), and education and capacity building for biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration activities, and the use of fuel efficient technologies; and (ii) targeted interventions in selected pilot demonstration areas - such as the elimination of fire as a land-clearing tool, and adoption of fuel efficient wood stoves - for preservation and rehabilitation of defined landscape units, which would include investments and activities geared towards local populations and improvements of their livelihood; and (iii) dissemination and public awareness raising.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Bahia: Companhia de Desenvolvimento e Ação Regional -CAR, and Centro de Recursos Ambientais - CRA; andCeará: Secretariat of Environment - SOMAFinancing Intermediary: Fundação Luiz Eduardo Magalhães - FLEM
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
349,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
13,060,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
931,410 USD
Total Cost 23,409,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Jan 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Nov 2004
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
17 May 2007
Project closed
31 Oct 2012