Conservation of Biodiversity in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Project Summary

The global environmental objective of this project, and the program of which it is a part, is to conserve, restore and sustainably use the singular and heterogeneous mosaic of tropical ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The program contains three components: (i) knowledge generation and dissemination; (ii) participation, organizational strengthening and coordination; and (iii) collaborative management and pilot sustainable development projects which includes the establishment of a trust fund to provide competitive grants to communities. The main global benefits will be the conservation of a unique and threatened eco-region, with the attendant preservation of biodiversity of global value. The trust fund will provide a long-term funding mechanism to ensure replication of conservation and development efforts throughout the eco-region.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Fundacion Pro Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
GEF Project Manager


Project Preparation Grant Amount
375,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
11,490,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
726,000 USD
Total Cost 20,865,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
15 Nov 2005