Integrated Watershed Management Program for the Pantanal and Upper Paraguay River Basin

Project Summary

This project catalyzes implementation of a detailed watershed management program for the Pantanal and the Upper Paraguay River Basin. Project activities will enhance and restore the environmental functioning of the system; provide protection to endemic species within the wetland; and implement strategic activities, identified in the World Bank-financed PCBAP program, that address the root causes of degradation. These actions with incremental costs will complement basin-scale interventions by the Government of Brazil, financed in part from national and state sources and by international loan funding, and sub-basin scale activities conducted under the World Bank-UNDP PRODEAGRO program, many of which address expected baseline activities. Strengthening of basin institutions, building of agency and organizational capacity, and integration of environmental concerns into economic development activities on a sustainable basis are the key elements of this project.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Organization of American States (OAS)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
286,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,329,000 USD
Co-financing Total
9,788,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 16,403,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
22 Apr 1997
Concept Approved
01 Jul 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
27 Aug 1999
Project closed
31 Mar 2003