Establishment of a Programme for the Consolidation of the Meso-American Biological Corridor

Project Summary

The global environment objective of the project is to promote, in seven years in two phases the conservation and sustainable use of globally significant biodiversity through the establishment of six biological corridors in the southeast of Mexico. The corridors will be linking ecologically and biologically existing protected areas across the productive landscape. They will contribute to socially sustainable and environmentally sound development through mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation and sound natural resource management in local development processes. Protected areas and corridors together would form an integrated system for the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources, including biodiversity, across the natural and productive landscapes in southern Mexico and as part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (MBC)

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
340,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,600,000 USD
Co-financing Total
11,717,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 22,657,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Nov 1997
Concept Approved
01 Nov 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
25 Apr 1999
Project closed
31 Dec 2008