Mainstreaming Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Productive Landscapes in Threatened Forested Mountainous Areas

Lead country

Dominican Republic

Participating countries

Dominican Republic

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From December 12, 2018 to December 12, 2024

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  2. 15.b Mobilize resources, incentives for sustainable forest management
  3. 15.4 Conserve mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity

Project ID: 5761

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity


  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Ecosystem-based mitigation


  • Forests


  • General

Transformed sector(s)

  • Forestry and other land use

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Management operation
  • Finance economy


  • Sustainable land management
  • Ecosystem and ecosystem services conservation/restoration
  • Nature finance

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Reduce exposure
  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  • 15.b Mobilize resources, incentives for sustainable forest management
  • 15.4 Conserve mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Nature-based solution
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

13. The project will promote a landscape approach to the conservation of threatened ecosystems that will benefit all the mountain ranges of the country. It will specifically promote field interventions in 3 landscapes although the final sites will be confirmed during the PPG phase: (I) South side of the Sierra de Neyba; (II) Corridors that connect Valle Nuevo NP, La Humeadora NP, Barbacoa Reserve; and (III) Mid-watershed of Ozama River. These areas have been identified as containing particularly high levels of biodiversity of global importance, generating environmental goods and services of national importance, and being vulnerable to a number of threats of both anthropic and natural origin. Each of these areas contains a wide diversity of ecosystems, stretching from the coast up to the summits of the countryÂs most important mountain ranges. These areas are also of major importance for cocoa and coffee production, which constitute the mainstay of the local economy.

USD $8,356,165

Grant amount

USD $54,007,377

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($8,356,165)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Ministerio de Vivienda Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente MVOTMA

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