Sustainable Financing of Ecuador’s National System of Protected Areas (SNAP) and Associated Private and Community-managed PA Subsystems

Project Summary

A field-tested financial and operational framework is institutionalized for an expanded Ecuadorian National System of Protected Areas (SNAP)

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment (MOE); Ecuador Private Forests Network; Foundation for Agrarian and Rural Development (FUNDAR)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,400,000 USD
Co-financing Total
13,531,843 USD
GEF Agency Fees
640,000 USD
Total Cost 20,031,842.88 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Oct 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
03 Jun 2009
Concept Approved
01 Jan 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
25 Mar 2010
Project closed
30 Jun 2017