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Conservation of Biodiversity in Landscapes Impacted by Mining in the Choco Biogeographic Region

Project Summary

To safeguard biodiversity in the Chocó biogeographic region from the direct impacts of gold, silver and platinum mining and indirect impacts of mining [population growth and development of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and other sectors]

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), Ministry of Mining and Energy (MME); National Parks of Colombia; Regional Autonomous Corporations (CARs) and local governments; IIAP and WWF .
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
150,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,850,000 USD
Co-financing Total
30,642,752 USD
GEF Agency Fees
585,000 USD
Total Cost 36,642,752.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
27 Mar 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
11 Jul 2012
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Jan 2014
Project closed