Catalyzing the Implementation of Uruguay's National Protected Area System

Project Summary

The Goal of the proposed project is that the biodiversity and natural heritage of Uruguay is conserved, and supports national development goals. The project will contribute to this goal through a focused intervention that has as the immediate objective (purpose): A National Protected Area System that effectively conserves a representative sample of Uruguay’s biodiversity is designed and under initial implementation.

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
National Environment Agency (DINAMA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
343,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,903,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
255,870 USD
Total Cost 7,746,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
02 Jun 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
21 Dec 2004
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Jul 2007
Project closed
22 Aug 2012