Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into the Tourism Sector in Synergy with a Further Strengthened Protected Areas System in Cape Verde

Project Summary

To safeguard globally significant biodiversity in Cabo Verde from current and emerging threats, by enhancing the enabling and regulatory frameworks in the tourism sector and activating a critical further subset of the national protected areas system.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Cabo Verde
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment, Housing and Land Planning (MAHOT); in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Energy (MTIE)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
52,123 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,664,640 USD
Co-financing Total
10,047,191 USD
GEF Agency Fees
348,141 USD
Total Cost 13,763,954.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
12 Aug 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Sep 2013
Concept Approved
31 Oct 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
22 Nov 2015
Project closed