Improved Certification Schemes for Sustainable Tropical Forest Management

Project Summary

The aim of this project is to develop the tools and incentives to help small forest managers, communities and NTFP collectors in the tropics to identify and protect biodiversity in the forests they manage (the 'Target Forests') through certification, whilst continuing to meet their own management objectives. The project will take place in three contrasted tropical countries in order to develop and test the tools in a range of situations. The tools will then be disseminated internationally through a series of regional training courses for groups developing and promoting certification standards in at least 10 tropical countries.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
CIFOR, FSC INT, PROFOREST, Forest Stewardship Council National Initiative of Brazil, Forest Stewardship Council Regional Office in Cameroon, Forest Stewardship Council National Initiative in Mexico
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
962,000 USD
Co-financing Total
467,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,454,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Jun 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
02 Dec 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Jan 2005
Project closed
01 Dec 2009