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SFM Catalyzing the Contribution of Indigenous Lands to the Conservation of Brazil's Forest Ecosystems

Project Summary

Project Objective: The project will catalyze the consolidation of Indigenous Lands (ILs) as essential protected areas for the conservation of biodiversity in Brazilian forest ecosystems and as a constituent part of the National Protected Areas Plan and Indigenous Peoples Environmental Management Policies. To that end, the project will put in place a ground-tested and officially recognized strategy for environmental management in Indigenous Lands (IL) by Indigenous Peoples (IP) for the effective conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity.

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
Ministry of Environment (MMA), Brazilian Foundation for Indigenous Affairs (FUNAI), and Indigenous Organizations
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
30,742,665 USD
GEF Agency Fees
610,000 USD
Total Cost 36,842,665.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Oct 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
08 Aug 2008
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Aug 2009
Project closed
21 Nov 2018