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Implementation of the National Bio-Corridor Programme (PNCB) in the context of the National Biodiversity strategy of Costa Rica

As of: November 2018

Objective and activities

The aim of the project is to develop its partners’ capacity to maintain the biological diversity and ecosystem services in Costa Rica’s biocorridors. To this end, it is supporting the National System of Conservation Areas, local governments and local people so as to enable them to cooperatively develop and implement strategy plans for the establishment and management of networks of interlinked biotopes. Support will be provided to strengthen the roles and functions of local dialogue platforms and corridor committees for the coordination of protection measures and sustainable use. A small project fund will also promote measures relating to corridor management and processes for converting agricultural production systems. In order to guarantee sustainable financing and implementation of the strategic plans, the project is establishing local incentive systems and financing mechanisms (payments for ecosystem services, compensatory payments).

State of implementation/results

  • A guidline for the elaboration of strategic plans for local biocorridors was developed.
  • As of now 476 experts/participants have been trained on several relevant topics in 12 training courses.
  • The project contributed to the first declaration of a marine protected area
For the first time in Costa Rica a marine protected area in Cabo Blanco (870 km2) was declared as „Area Marina de Manejo“.

Project data

Costa Rica

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica
  • National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) - Costa Rica

BMU grant:
€ 5,978,801.74

07/2014 till 06/2020


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