Designing and Implementing a National Sub-System of Marine Protected Areas (SMPA)

Project Summary

To promote the conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine biodiversity in the Caribbean and Pacific regions through the design and implementation of a financially sustainable and well-managed National Subsystem of Marine Protected Areas - SMPA.

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
Institute of Marine and Coastal Research (INVEMAR) and Administrative Unit of the Protected Areas System of Colombia (UAESPNN)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
150,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,850,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,456,863 USD
GEF Agency Fees
485,000 USD
Total Cost 10,456,863.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
10 Oct 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
20 Feb 2009
Concept Approved
01 Jan 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Nov 2010
Project closed
28 Feb 2016