National Protected Areas System

Project Summary

The project’s development objective is to contribute to the improved sustainable and equitable management of Ecuador’s biological diversity by strengthening the effective management and financial sustainability of its National Protected Areas System (NPAS). The global environmental objective is to conserve and sustainably manage globally important forest and freshwater ecosystems in Ecuador, one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of the Environment (MoE), Fondo Ambiental Nacional FAN
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
8,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
28,700,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
694,000 USD
Total Cost 37,050,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
19 Aug 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
15 Nov 1999
Concept Approved
01 May 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Sep 2002
Project closed
27 Oct 2008