Building a Comprehensive National Protected Areas System: A Financial and Operational Framework

Project Summary

The key focus of the proposed GEF Alternative will be setting up the framework for the new System that would increase the effectiveness of on the ground action. It will thus provide an umbrella function to all Protected Area work in Chile - including those funded through GEF – through a Programme Approach to BD-1 in Chile further described in section E. In this sense, the proposed Project will work very closely with other planned and ongoing national and GEF biodiversity projects by levering increased impacts from project-specific, on the ground pilot actions and innovative approaches to strategically selected issues. It will do this by providing a systemic framework at the national, regional and local, which will increase synergies and efficiencies between PAs and ensure replication of best practices elsewhere in other protected areas in Chile through setting up harmonized and comprehensive regulatory, institutional, operational and funding procedures and strategies within a unified and sustainable framework for PA management.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
National Commission for the Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
312,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
33,080,490 USD
GEF Agency Fees
531,200 USD
Total Cost 38,392,490.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
19 May 2005
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Aug 2008
Project closed
26 Apr 2017