Honduras Biodiversity Project

Project Summary

This UNDP/World Bank project is the Honduran link in the Meso-American Biological Corridor (MBC). The project will strengthen the protection and mgt. of 5 biologically rich protected areas in the MBC, representing a range of ecosystem types, as well as support ecologically compatible development demonstration projects in the surrounding buffer zones. Special attention will be given to indigenous peoples' development and gender issues. The project funds biological monitoring of protected areas and adjacent zones, institutional strengthening of the Forestry Administration Corp., DAPVS/local committees and environmental awareness activities. The assoc. IDA credit finances complementary activities in land administration/tenure, natural resources mgmt., institutional strengthening, protected area establishment and biological monitoring.

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
Dept. of Protected Areas and Wildlife (DAPVS); Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat
GEF Period:
GEF - 1
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
41,700,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 49,000,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Feb 1996
Concept Approved
01 Jan 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
26 Aug 1997
Project closed
31 Jan 2003