Rio Grande Do Sul Biodiversity Conservation

Project Summary

To promote the conservation and restoration of biodiversity in the state’s grassland ecosystem by mainstreaming biodiversity conservation within the forestry, agriculture, and livestock productive landscapes. The project’s objective will be achieved by: (i) promoting actions that assist farmers to restore and maintain priority areas for biodiversity conservation where ecosystem fragility and threats to biodiversity occur; (ii) conserving biodiversity by strengthening the implementation of public policies that enhance the development of improved management systems and production practices, including raising awareness and building institutional capacity; and (iii) securing the functions, dynamics and evolution of threatened ecosystems and endemic species while consolidating the network of protected areas within the biome.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
State Secretariat of Coordination and Planning, Special Projects Department
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
349,488 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,100,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
534,949 USD
Total Cost 11,449,488.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
30 Jan 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
22 Mar 2004
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Oct 2009
Project closed
28 Feb 2015