Sustainability of the National System of Protected Areas

Project Summary

The project’s global objective is to conserve biodiversity by strengthening the system of protected areas in Bolivia. This will be achieved by: (a) developing a consensus-based, long-term state vision of the SNAP including its management philosophy viz-a-viz decentralization and private sector participation; (b) developing enhanced mechanisms to achieve the long-term social, financial, and ecological sustainability; (c) establishing and capitalizing a private Trust Fund; (d) improving the management of protected areas in the short and medium-term; and (e) enhancing understanding of biological trends within Pas

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
National Service of Protected Areas (SERNAP)
GEF Project Manager
Mario A. Ramos |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
15,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
31,400,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 46,700,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
29 Oct 1998
Concept Approved
07 May 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
18 Dec 2000
Project closed
30 Jun 2006