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Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Bermejo River Binational Basin: Phase II

This project catalyzes the implementation of the Strategic Action Program for the Bermejo River Binational Basin. The project will implement specific strategic activities identified in the GEF-financed strategic action program (SAP), that address the principal root causes of soil degradation as set forth in the transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) and, in doing so, will provide the necessary institutional, legal, and informational basis to enhance and restore the environmental functioning of the system, and provide protection to endemic species within the five component ecosystems - montane, humid forest, arid Chaco/savannah, sub-humid Chaco, and humid Chaco. These actions, with increamental costs, will complement Basin-scale interventions by the Binational Commission, and the governments of Argentia and Bolivia, financed in part from national and provincial/prefectural sources and by international loan funding, many of which address expected baseline activities. Strengthening of Basin institutions, building of agency and organizational capacity, and integration of environmental concerns into economic development activites on a sustainable basis, and the promotion of the public awareness and participation are key elements of this project.

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La Plata

General information
GEF ID 886
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date 02 May 2001
End Date 01 Mar 2010
YES - See results data (886)
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 11,040,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 19,770,000
Argentina , Bolivia , - Regional

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Project contacts
Mr. Hector Martinez Technical Coordinator
Dr. Enrique Bello Project Manager
Gabriel Gaite Uzqueda Technical Coordinator
Marcela Alicia Di Blasi Graphic Designer
Carlos Alberto Brieva Technical Unit staff
Ms. Isabelle Vanderbeck GEF IW Portfolio Manager