Parana Biodiversity Project

Project Summary

The project will assist the State of Parana to conserve two globally significant biomes, the interior Atlantic Forest and the Araucaria forest ecosystems. It will do so by (i) upgrading management of protected areas and buffer zones; (ii) resolving threats and underlying causes of biodiversity loss; (iii) establishing a framework to encourage community and private sector participation in conservation by employing sustainable development production systems; and (iv) implementing a system of disseminating information on the value of protected biomes. It will achieve these through (a) mainstreaming biodiversity conservation among government and civil society stakeholders; (b) mitigate threats through creation of ecological corridors of sufficient quality and area, and consolidation of interstitial areas; (c) reform relevant policy and regulatory frameworks through the following components: education and capacity building, biodiversity management and incentives, control and protection, and strategic studies and project administration.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Planning and General Coordination Secretary, State Government of Parana, Brazil
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
8,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
24,860,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
786,000 USD
Total Cost 32,860,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Jan 2001
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
25 Apr 2002
Project closed
31 Jan 2009