Control of Invasive Species in the Galapagos Archipelago

Project Summary

The aim of the project is to protect the exceptional biodiversity of the archipelago from the introduction of alien species. It involves the improvement of quarantine systems, research programs on methods of controlling invasions and eradication, animal & plant species eradication pilot programs, the establishment of a $15 m trust fund, with $5 m in financing from the GEF, and awareness-building among populations.

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
Ministry of the Environment
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
375,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
18,300,000 USD
Co-financing Total
24,832,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
798,000 USD
Total Cost 43,507,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
18 Dec 1998
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
24 Apr 2001
Project closed
22 Jul 2013