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Detail of GEF Project #877

GEF Project ID877
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameConsolidation of the Protected Areas Program (SINAP II)
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
Pipeline Entry Date1999-11-24
PDF-B Approval Date1999-11-24
Approval Date2000-11-01
CEO Endorsement Date2002-01-07
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-02-07
Project Completion Date2010-06-30
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencySecretaria de Medio Ambiente, Recursos Naturales y Pesca; Instituto Nacional de Ecologia; Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (FMCN)
DescriptionThe GOM has embarked on a substantial strengthening and rationalization of the protected area system, including the establishment of an endowment fund (FANP) for 10 globally significant reserves. The overseeing ministry (SEMARNAP) now wishes to consolidate the PA system and to ensure its long-term sustainability. To this end, SEMARNAP is considering action on the following: (i) organizational reform of the PA managing unit (UCANP) to give it managerial and financial autonomy; (ii) development of a financial management system for UCANP and the parks, based on commercial practice and ability to generate and retain revenues; (iii) development of a human resource policy/career path capable of building a professional corps of park managers and staff, including training programs; (iv) rationalization of the national system of reserves to a core of priority, representative ecosystems; (v) increase in the size of the FANP endowment to cover the core reserves in the representative national park system; (vi) development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system of the biological resources in the national park system. GEF support would be sought for the incremental costs of these activities.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is rated satisfactory. The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) has signed contracts for Community Development Programs in the areas of Alto Golfo de California Biosphere Reserve, Sierra de Álamos, the Chichinautzin-Lagunas de Zempoala Biological Corridor, and Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. These include participatory planning activities in eleven local communities. During 2004 the PCU initiated about 15 Sustainable Development Initiatives. All external audits carried out on financial execution under CONANP have been satisfactory. The flow of funds under FMCN is satisfactory. The capitalization of the Protected Areas Fund (FANP) is currently around US$ 44 million. An amendment in the Grant Agreement was made to facilitate and make more flexible the execution of the project at the central government level.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
16,100,000 USD
GEF Grant
16,450,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
60,300,000 USD
Project Cost
76,750,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,229,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
16,100,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
44,020,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
60,470,000 USD
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