Choco-Andean Corridor

Project Summary

The proposed MSP project would help to preserve the threatened biodiversity of the Southern section of the Choco-Andean ecosystems. Project goals would include: (i) enhance effectiveness of the existing protected natural areas; (ii) secure functional connectivity between 2 major ecosystems of NW Ecuador the Choco bioregion and the Andean Cloud forests; (iii) increase awareness of local communities; (iv) investigate and promote environmentally sustainable methods; and (v) influence regional and national policies to support sustainability.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Funfacion Maquipucuna
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
974,663 USD
Co-financing Total
2,353,266 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 3,352,929.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Jun 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Jun 2000
Project closed
31 Jul 2003