Consolidation of the Protected Areas Program (SINAP II)

Project Summary

The 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Secretaria de Medio Ambiente, Recursos Naturales y Pesca; Instituto Nacional de Ecologia;Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (FMCN)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
16,100,000 USD
Co-financing Total
44,020,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,229,000 USD
Total Cost 60,470,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
24 Nov 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Jan 2002
Project closed
30 Jun 2010