Conservation of Biodiversity in the Choco Biogeographic Region

Project Summary

The project which takes an ecosystem approach to biodiversity conservation along the Pacific coast of Colombia and Panama, operates as two nationally executed projects, mutually complementary but administratively and operationally independent. The principal objectives, of both the Colombia and Panama components, are the incorporation of biodiversity concerns into existing national development plans, the provision of scientific information for planning, land-use and the establishment of appropriate legal and framework, along with the identification of alternative production methods and uses for the sustainable use of biological resources. The project takes a participatory and multisectoral approach towards the fulfillment of its long-term objectives.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
366
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Colombia
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Government Ministry of Environment (Colombia)
GEF Period:
Pilot Phase
Approval Fiscal Year:
1991

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
3,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 9,000,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Concept Approved
01 May 1991
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed
01 Jan 1998