Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Tourism through the Development and Dissemination of Best Practices

Project Summary

The goal of this project is to mainstream biodiversity conservation in the tourism industry in Belize and Ecuador, two of the world’s most biodiverse countries, in order to secure local, national and global environmental benefits.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Rainforest Alliance in cooperation with ConservationInternational-center for Environmental Leadership in Business CELB, Programme for Belize, CI/Ecuador, and Ecuadorian Ecotourism Association for Ecuador
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
972,272 USD
Co-financing Total
1,310,702 USD
GEF Agency Fees
89,775 USD
Total Cost 2,307,974.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Jul 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Nov 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Aug 2005
Project closed
01 Mar 2008