Strengthening and Catalyzing the Sustainability of Nicaragua's Protected Areas System

Project Summary

The project goal is, "Nicaraguan society conserves biodiversity in-situ through a sustainable National Protected Areas System ".This is based on the goal of SINAP’s Development Strategy and responds to the nexus between Nicaragua’s large constituency of private property owners and their need for economic growth that must be balanced with the need for conservation of biodiversity. The project objective is, "The Nicaraguan Protected Areas System is effectively managed through legal reforms, strengthened institutions, sustainable financing and partnerships."

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,800,000 USD
Co-financing Total
3,820,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
193,500 USD
Total Cost 5,970,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
04 Feb 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
05 Aug 2005
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Jul 2008
Project closed
31 Dec 2012