Promoting Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainble Use in the Frontier Forests of Northwestern Mato Grosso

Project Summary

The long-term goal of this project is the consolidation in northwest Mato Grosso (an area comparable in size to Panama) of an integrated matrix of different land uses consisting of contiguous blocks of intact primary forest cover on private lands, corridors of secondary regeneration and more intensive agrosilvopastoral systems and permanent forest management. The project will demonstrate a widely replicable, integrated approach to the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity on private lands. Project outputs will include a greater emphasis on biodiversity protection in ecological-economic zone and the identification of high biodiversity areas for future protection. There will also be strengthened municipal planning, development of supportive policies and instruments and monitoring through the incorporation of biodiversity conservation values.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
State Foundation for the Environment, Mato Grosso (FEMA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
279,950 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,704,000 USD
Co-financing Total
9,049,119 USD
GEF Agency Fees
559,000 USD
Total Cost 16,033,069.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
01 May 1995
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Mar 2001
Project closed
31 Dec 2010