Conservation of Biodiversity in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Project Summary

The global environmental objective of this project, and the program of which it is a part, is to conserve, restore and sustainably use the singular and heterogeneous mosaic of tropical ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The program contains three components: (i) knowledge generation and dissemination; (ii) participation, organizational strengthening and coordination; and (iii) collaborative management and pilot sustainable development projects which includes the establishment of a trust fund to provide competitive grants to communities. The main global benefits will be the conservation of a unique and threatened eco-region, with the attendant preservation of biodiversity of global value. The trust fund will provide a long-term funding mechanism to ensure replication of conservation and development efforts throughout the eco-region.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Fundacion Pro Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
375,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
9,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
11,490,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
726,000 USD
Total Cost 20,865,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
15 Nov 2005