Establishment of Private Natural Heritage Reserves in the Brazilian Cerrado

Project Summary

This project aims at the expansion of the protected areas in the Cerrado Region in order to enhance biodiversity conservation, through the implementation of Private Natural Heritage Reserves, involving private owners and NGOs in the area. Project sites are located near the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park and Grande Sertão Veredas National Park. This project aims at the expansion of the protected areas in the Cerrado Region in order to enhance biodiversity conservation. The project will (i) establish four Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs) with management plans; (ii) prepare and implement an awareness program in order to disseminate to other landowners and associations the best practices and lessons learned; (iii) prepare and implement an awareness program viewing local communities support in the participation of the RPPN project; (iv) train technical staff from RPPN in protected areas planning and management, and ecotourism development; and (v) establish a RPPN support network, consisting of RPPN managers, NGOs, relevant government staff members and local communities.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
868
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Status
Project Approved
Country
Brazil
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Fundacao Pro-Natureza
GEF Project Manager
Mario A. Ramos |

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
750,000 USD
Co-financing Total
100,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 850,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Oct 2000
Project closed