Management and Conservation of Wetland Biodiversity in the Esteros del Ibera

Project Summary

The objective of the project is to protect and manage for sustainable use, globally significant wetland biodiversity in a threatened ecoregion of Argentina, with full participation of local stakeholders. Project activities include: (a) Bioregional management plan; (b) Policy and regulatory reforms and incentive systems; (c) Management of threatened and endangered native species; (d) Land acquisition program; (e) Awareness raising, environmental education, and information dissemination program; (f) Capacity building and training for local stakeholders, and (g) Sustainable productive activities and coordinated ecotourism strategy.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Fundacion Ecos Argentina
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
975,000 USD
Co-financing Total
9,394,125 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 10,394,125.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Jun 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Sep 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
17 Jul 2002
Project closed
15 Dec 2006