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Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS)

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The global objective of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Project is to enhance protection of the ecologically unique and vulnerable marine ecosystems comprising the MBRS, by assisting the littoral states to strengthen and coordinate national policies, regulations and institutional arrangements for the conservation and sustainable use of this global public good.
GEF ID: 837
IBRD ID: 53349
Project Category: Other
Project Description:

The global objective of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef Project is to enhance protection of the ecologically unique and vulnerable marine ecosystems comprising the MBRS, by assisting the littoral states to strengthen and coordinate national policies, regulations and institutional arrangements for the conservation and sustainable use of this global public good.

The GEF Project will, therefore, assist Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras to:

  • (i) strengthen existing MPAs and establish new protected areas in transboundary locations;
  • (ii) develop and implement a standardized regional monitoring and environmental information system for the MBRS;
  • (iii) promote measures to reduce non-sustainable patterns of resource use in the MBRS, focusing initially on the fisheries and tourism sectors;
  • (iv) increase local and national capacity for environmental management through education, information sharing and training; and
  • (v) strengthen and coordinate national policies, regulations, and institutional arrangements for marine ecosystem conservation and sustainable use.

 

Sub-Region: Central America, SIDS (Americas), Small island developing States
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General Information:
Project Type FSP
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date
Nov 28, 2001 12:00 AM
End Date
Jun 29, 2006 12:00 AM
 
GEF characteristic:
Operational Programme 2
Focal Area Biodiversity
GEF Allocation to project 10.62M US$
Total Cost of the project: 17.78M US$
 
Partners:
Countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Lead Implementing Agency International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)
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