Wetland Priorities for Conservation Action

Project Summary

This GEF medium-size project will build upon the experience gained from the pilot phase to expand the identification, characterization, and prioritization to a national level, facilitating the establishment of regional workgroups that will act according to local realities and with the support of the generated information. The project will also promote the importance of wetlands among environmental and decision-making groups. The objective of this project is to promote and support the conservation of wetlands in Ecuador through their accurate identification, characterization, and priorization. The Project will contribute to the maintenance of global biodiversity by producing technical data for a National Wetlands Conservation Action Plan which will be the basis for future government action. It will also help increase the number of Ecuadorian wetlands in the list of Wetlands of International Importance.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
718,388 USD
Co-financing Total
191,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 934,888.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
29 Apr 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
11 Feb 1999
Project closed
15 Jul 2002