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This project builds national capacity to improve management and governance throughout Guatemala’s System of Protected Areas (SIGAP), and pilot interventions in three protected areas.
Sergio Izquierdo

This project builds national capacity to improve management and governance throughout Guatemala’s System of Protected Areas (SIGAP), and pilot interventions in three protected areas.

The objective of this project is to build national capacity to improve management and governance throughout Guatemala’s System of Protected Areas (SIGAP), and pilot interventions in three areas. To achieve this, the project employs a focused strategy that improves conservation approaches through better information on key species and ecosystems, supports national and sub-national policy and legislative reforms, builds capacity for effective enforcement and prosecution, and engages local stakeholders in conservation and sustainable use initiatives.

This project is expected to run from July 16, 2018 through July 15, 2023 with an estimated total USAID investment of $19,998,471.

USAID’s implementer for this project is Chemonics International, Inc.

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Last updated: August 26, 2021

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