Promoting Ecotourism to Strengthen the Financial Sustainability of the Guatemalan Protected Areas System (SIGAP)

Project Summary

To strengthen the financial sustainability of Guatemala’s Protected Areas System (SIGAP) by developing new financing vehicles within the developing ecotourism sector, while ensuring the alignment of ecotourism activities with biodiversity conservation objectives.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
National Protected Areas Council - CONAP
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
68,182 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,295,455 USD
Co-financing Total
2,021,851 USD
GEF Agency Fees
129,546 USD
Total Cost 3,385,488.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Dec 2009
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Feb 2010
Concept Approved
31 Mar 2010
Project Approved for Implementation
24 May 2012
Project closed
09 Feb 2018