Safeguarding biodiversity in the Galapagos Islands by enhancing biosecurity
and creating the enabling environment for the restoration of Galapagos Island ecosystems

GEF Funded Project
Country: Ecuador
Focal Area: Biodiversity

SUMMARY

The objective of the project is to safeguard biodiversity in the Galapagos Islands by enhancing biosecurity and creating the enabling environment for the restoration of Galapagos Island ecosystems.  This project aims to safeguard biodiversity in the Galapagos Islands by: 1) enhancing biosecurity across the Galapagos archipelago, 2) solidifying the social license and infrastructure to eradicate invasive vertebrate species from Floreana Island, and 3) translocating a previously extirpated keystone species (giant tortoises) to Santa Fe Island. The project will be carried out through three components:

  • Component 1: Furthering development of a state-of-the-art biosecurity system
  • Component 2: Solidifying the social license and infrastructure for the protection and recovery of Floreana Island ecosystems
  • Component 3: Advancing the recovery of island ecosystems following invasive species eradication through the re-establishment of keystone species (i.e. giant tortoises)

Project success will secondarily lead to a reduction in land degradation and improve ecotourism opportunities. Consequently, ecosystem services, agricultural production, and economic investments will be better secured on human-inhabited islands in Ecuador and beyond.

Approval Date: 13 December 2018

Duration in Months: 30

GEF Agency: Conservation International Foundation

Executing Agency: Island Conservation (IC), Galapagos National Park, Ministry of Environment of Ecuador​

Other Executing Partners: Galapagos Biosecurity Agency (ABG), Galapagos Conservancy (GC)

GEF Total Grant: US$ ​3,301,472

Cofinancing Total: US$ 18,325,000

​​Project Website: G​​EF-Secretariat Project Link

 

PROJECT DOCUMENTS

 

Project Document (ProDoc): English | Español

 

Safeguard Plans/Planes de Salvaguardas

GEF Project 9282 Environmental Management Plan
GEF Proyecto 9282 Plan de Manejo Ambiental 

GEF Project 9282 Grievance Mechanism
GEF Proyecto 9282 Mechanismo de Reclamos 

GEF Project 9282 Gender Mainstreaming Plan
GEF Proyecto 9282 Plan de Incorporacion de Perspectiva de Género 

GEF Project 9282 Stakeholder Engagement Plan 
GEF Proyecto 9282 Plan de Participacion 


Informe Taller de Arranque Proyecto GEF 9282


 

TÉRMINOS DE REFERENCIA PARA LA CONTRATACIÓN DE SERVICIOS DE CONSULTORÍA PARA LA ELABORACIÓN DEL ESTUDIO DE IMPACTO AMBIENTAL Y VALORACIÓN SOCIO ECONÓMICA PARA LA EJECUCIÓN DEL PROYECTO DE RESTAURACIÓN ECOLÓGICA DE LA ISLA FLOREANA, ISLAS GALÁPAGOS, ECUADOR

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