Collaborative Management for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Northwest Biosphere Reserve

Project Summary

The project seeks to achieve the collaborative management of the Northwest Biosphere Reserve, by building capacity among stakeholders to enable a real involvement of local decision makers at different levels in the management process, with aim of reversing negative tendencies (especially the processes of desertification) and conserving existing biological diversity. It is envisaged that co-management will a permit a more equitable distribution of the benefits generated by the sustainable use of the natural resources of the Biosphere Reserve among the local population, and especially the rural population, which lives in conditions of acute poverty, in a predominately arid environment which is subject to a continuous process of gradual degradation.

Project Details

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


Project Preparation Grant Amount
21,150 USD
GEF Project Grant
728,850 USD
Co-financing Total
1,346,350 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 2,096,350.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
15 Apr 1999
Preparation Grant Approved
08 Dec 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Jun 1999
Project closed
30 Sep 2002