Conservation of the Biodiversity of the Paramo in the Northern and Central Andes

Project Summary

The project development objective is to ensure conservation of globally significant biodiversity in the Andean Páramo. This will be achieved by implementing a series of initiatives necessary to create an enabling environment for the improved livelihoods of páramo stakeholders based on the conservation and sustainable use of the ecosystem’s natural resources.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
National - Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Ecologicas, University of Los Andes (ICAE-ULA)-VenezuelaRegional - Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN)-Lead executing agencyInternational - Univ. of Amsterdam
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
667,830 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,191,850 USD
Co-financing Total
10,503,454 USD
GEF Agency Fees
450,000 USD
Total Cost 19,363,134.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
01 Nov 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
15 Jan 2003
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
22 Nov 2005
Project closed
01 Apr 2012