The Mesoamerican reef is home to diverse coral reefs and over 500 fish species. Inland, the landscape supports important freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. These landscapes face numerous threats: tourism and broader development are driving mangrove clearance, leading to sedimentation; overfishing and climate change are negatively affecting the health of the region’s coral ecosystems. The GEF-funded project, “Integrated Ridge to Reef Management of the Mesoamerican Reef,” supports Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico conserve their freshwater, coastal, and marine resources at a regional level. In addition, the project supports active engagement with private sector actors, including Coca Cola to strengthen water funds. Through the project, improved management will be in place for 1,699,512 ha of watersheds and 157,800 hectares of coastal and marine ecosystems.
Countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico
Focal area: International Waters
Project status: Implementation
GEF Project ID: 5765
Implementing Agency: WWF-US
Executing Agency and partners: Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD)
GEF Project Grant: US$ 9,018,349
Co-financing total: US$ 51,277,908
GEF Agency Fee: US$ 825,688
Grants and Agreements Associated with this Project:
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|Mid-Term Evaluation Consultant MAR2R GEF Project. The objective of this MTE is to examine the extent, magnitude and sustainability for project results to date; identify any opportunities to improve project design; assess progress towards project outcomes and outputs; and draw lessons learned that can improve the project effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of project benefits. Based on this assessment, it is expected that the evaluator will provide feasible recommendations that could be applied for the remaining duration of the project.||Quorsus Consulting LLC. Sandra Vargas and Rosalia Madina||$24,880||09/27/2021 to 01/01/2022||Product 1: Completion and approval of Inception Report and data collection tools.
Product 2: Completion and approval of the Draft MTE Report.
Product 3: Completion and approval of the Final MTE Report.
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