Catalyzing Conservation Action in Latin America: Identifying Priority Sites and Best Management

Project Summary

The project will identify the priority global diversity sites and catalyze the implementation of conservation action by designing management activities in the following globally significant ecoregions: a) Choco/Darien Tropical forest, b) Eastern Andes Cordillera Real Montane Forest, c) Peruvian Yungas, d) Bolivian Yungas and e) Chaco Savannahs. The project will enable decision- and policymakers to strategically target scarce human and financial resources to areas that have the highest biodiversity values.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
The nature Conservancy
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
Co-financing Total
680,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,430,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
09 Feb 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Mar 2000
Project closed
30 Sep 2003