Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability of Costa Rica's Protected Areas System

Project Summary

The long-term national Goal of the full GEF project is: Consolidating the Protected Areas System as a key component of sustainable development in Costa Rica. The Project Objective is: To overcome the major systemic and institutional barriers to sustainability of the Costa Rican Protected Area System. There are five planned outcomes in support of the project’s stated objective.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Costa Rica
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Costa Rica's Protected Areas System
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
335,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,368,000 USD
Co-financing Total
21,059,671 USD
GEF Agency Fees
423,270 USD
Total Cost 25,762,671.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
19 May 2005
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
26 Sep 2008
Project closed
31 Dec 2015