Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef

Project Summary

The Regional MBR System Project would assist the countries of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras to strengthen and coordinate national policies, regulations, and institutional arrangements for marine ecosystem conservation and sustainable use, with a particular focus on transboundary issues. These would include: standardizing ecosystem monitoring for development of a regional information system; harmonizing regulations and enforcement mechanisms related to effluent standards, management of shared fish stocks, and EA/zoning requirements for coastal development and tourism; and disseminating information on the regional MBR conservation initiative to the regional and international community.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Comisión Centroamericana de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD) Sistema de Integracion CentroAmericano (SICA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
375,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
11,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
13,200,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,180,000 USD
Total Cost 24,575,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
20 Oct 1997
Project Approved for Implementation
17 Apr 2001
Project closed
30 Jun 2007