Implementing Integrated Measures for Minimizing Mercury Releases from Artisanal Gold Mining

Project Summary

To protect human health and the environment by implementing integrated measures aimed at minimizing mercury releases (>40%) from artisanal gold mining activities affecting the Puyango River basin in Ecuador and the Tumbes River basin in Peru.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
4799
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Regional
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
National Geologic, Mining & Metallurgy Research Institute (INIGEMM), in Ecuador and the Ministry of Environment in Peru.
GEF Project Manager
Ibrahima Sow | isow@thegef.org

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
0 USD
GEF Project Grant
999,900 USD
Co-financing Total
2,676,764 USD
GEF Agency Fees
99,990 USD
Total Cost 3,676,664.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Dec 2011
Project Approved for Implementation
19 Mar 2012
Project closed
31 Aug 2015