Indigenous Management of Protected Areas in the Amazon

Project Summary

The project would support protected area (PA) management and natural resource management in the Peruvian Amazon particularly by indigenous peoples. The government is seeking to expand effective forest conservation in the Amazon region to cover approximately 10 percent of the biome through the establishment of up to 9 new protected areas covering at least 5.1 m hectares. The government is also seeking to promote greater involvement of local communities, particularly indigenous peoples, in the direct management of PAs to ensure equitable benefit sharing resulting from the establishment of communal reserves as part of an overall strategy for rural poverty alleviation.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA) and Ministry of Social Affairs (PROMUDEH)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
12,750,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 23,100,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
02 Feb 1999
Concept Approved
07 May 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Jan 2001
Project closed
31 May 2007