Conservation of Biodiversity in the Talamanca-Caribbean Biological Corridor

Project Summary

The project will focus on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the Talamanca-Caribbean Biological Corridor, an area encompassing five of the twelve life zones of Costa Rica. It will accomplish this through (i) the protection, preservation and restoration of globally significant ecosystems in the corridor; (ii) adopting and applying improved, biodiversity friendly sustainable forest management practices; (iii) development, management and marketing of local and regional sustainable ecotourism products while increasing tourism-based incomes; and (iv) strengthening local and state run organizations/offices through the development of a co-managament model for the protected areas and corridor project.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Costa Rica
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
749,999 USD
Co-financing Total
519,931 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,269,930.30 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Dec 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Sep 1999
Project closed