Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Andes Region

Project Summary

Project would support the implementation of the National Biodiversity Plan and assist in application of its key strategies (conservation, sustainable and equitable use and improved knowledge of biological resources) in the critical Andes region. Specific objectives are to: (i) support and consolidate globally important protected areas of the region that are part of the national system (National Protected Areas, NPAs) in the Andes region; (ii) strengthen the governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in biodiversity management and improve the regulatory framework for protection of biodiversity and endangered ecosystems; (iii) restore and recover endangered endemic species, and degraded ecosystems of global importance; (iv) promote the sustainable use of native forests and of biological resources in buffer zones and protected areas through the identification of activities that enable use and conservation; and (v) improve the knowledge and awareness of the scientific and local communities on the ecological and economic value of ecosystems present in the region. Project activities would be implemented by a coalition of NGOs, government agencies, and private actors.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Instituto Alexander von Humboldt
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
15,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
15,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,095,000 USD
Total Cost 30,350,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
29 Oct 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Feb 2001
Project closed
31 Dec 2007