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Detail of GEF Project #16

GEF Project ID16
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameManagement and Protection of Laguna del Tigre National Park
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3; 2
PDF-A Approval Date1998-03-12
Approval Date1999-07-13
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-09-21
Project Completion Date2002-03-01
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyConservation International/Guatemala
DescriptionThe goal of this project is to conserve the biodiversity and natural habitats of Laguna de Tigre national Par and Biotopo, the largest core zone in Guatemala’s protected areas system. This goal coincides with that of the Guatemalan government, as articulated in the 1999-2003 Master Plan for the Laguna de Tigre Management Unit (CONAP 1998).
Implementation StatusThe project closed on March 31, 2002 with a satisfactory rating. A draft Implementation Completion Report is available and the final version is expected soon. Some of the results obtained follow: 1) deforestation rate has declined to 0.25\% from 0.56\%; 2) key actors have been effectively integrated in the conservation effort. A permanent LTNP Support Committee has been instituted, having among its most important goals the search for sustainable financing of the Park; 3) CONAP (National Council of Protected Areas), CECON (Center for Conservationist Studies) and the municipal government of San Andrés presence in the Park is stronger; and 4) a functioning administration with infrastructure, equipment, trained personal and a budget assigned by the National Government to CONAP has been established.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
722,631 USD
GEF Grant
747,631 USD
Cofinancing Total
940,137 USD
Project Cost
1,687,768 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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