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Sustainable Management and Conservation of Biodiversity in the Magdalena River Basin

Project Summary

Contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the Magdalena river watershed through the protection of priority freshwater habitats, improved ecosystem health, governance and strengthening of local capacity.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank
Executing Agencies
The Nature Conservancy - Colombia (TNC); Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS); Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM); Alexander von Humboldt Research Institute of Biological Resources (IAvH); Corporación Autónoma Regional del Río Grande de la Magdalena (CORMAGDALENA); and Autoridad Nacional de Acuicultura y Pesca (AUNAP)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
180,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,363,600 USD
Co-financing Total
25,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
604,545 USD
Total Cost 31,543,600.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Mar 2012
Preparation Grant Approved
21 Feb 2013
Concept Approved
01 Apr 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
20 Oct 2016
Project closed