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Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Dry Ecosystems to Guarantee the Flow of Ecosystem Services and to Mitigate the Processes of Deforestation and Desertification

Project Summary

To reduce the current trend of dry forest deforestation and desertification processes and ensure the flow of multiple global ecosystem services through biodiversity conservation, sustainable land management, and carbon storage.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS); Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies (IDEAM); Alexander von Humboldt Research Institute of Biological Resources (IAvH); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Regional Autonomous Corporation of Tolima (Cortolima); Regional Autonomous Corporation of Alto Magdalena (CAM); Regional Autonomous Corporation of Atlántico (CRA); Regional Autonomous Corporation of Sur de Bolívar (CSB); Regional Autonomous Corporation of Valle del Sinú (CVS); Regional Autonomous Corporation of La Guajira (CORPOGUAJIRA
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,787,819 USD
Co-financing Total
26,935,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
878,781 USD
Total Cost 35,822,818.93 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Dec 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
16 Feb 2012
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Nov 2013
Project closed