Integrated Management of the Montecristo Trinational Protected Area

Project Summary

The purpose of the proposed Project is to establish an efficient and operational trinational framework for the integrated and sustainable management of the Montecristo Trinational Protected Area (MTPA), and contribute to the consolidation of the biological corridors that connect it to the MBC within the Trifinio Region of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.Jan 18 2006 WPI:The objective of this project is to support the initial implementation of the Integrated management plan of the Montecristo Trinational Protected Area in the Trifinio Region of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras through a trinational institutional framework operating in a participatory, integrated and effective manner as a means to conserve the biodiversity, natural processes and environmental services of local, regional and global importance provided by the MTPA and facilitate its integration into the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. The MTPA will be the first and only trinational protected area in the Americas to be administered in an integrated manner by a single management unit, under a single management plan and budget.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank
Executing Agencies
Trinational Commission the Trifinio Plan (CTPT)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
150,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,600,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
328,500 USD
Total Cost 9,250,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
04 Feb 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Mar 2005
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
06 Jul 2006
Project closed
31 Oct 2011