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Enhance the Conservation of Coastline Seascape of the Jaltepeque estuary through community-based approach
by GEF SGP implemented by UNDP (United Nations entity)
Jaltepeque Estuary Ramsar Site is located (Lat: 13 1900 N Long: 885500 W), on the southeast Pacific coast of El Salvador, in the department of La Paz. Jaltepeque Estuary provides multiple ecosystem goods and services, some of which could generate revenue to subsidize the costs of conservation areas and resources. These include rural ecotourism, carbon sequestration, reduction of vulnerability to natural disasters, water production, fisheries and aquaculture, sustainably produced wood and nontimber forest products, and certified sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation activities.

To address the above threats, the GEF SGP El Salvador support 10 local CBO projects in this area by using community seascape conservation approach through promotion of sustainable fishing, development of mangrove and other alternative livelihood, restoration and conservation of mangroves, seagrass bed, coral reefs and coastal wetland, strengthening of monitoring and evaluation on sewage draining sources and control of land-based pollution. This initiative will contribute to the implementation of the El Salvador Program Strategic.
Progress reports
November 2017
Institutional capacities of local organizations are strengthened, promoting the exchange of knowledge and information on the efficient use of natural resources and facilitating participatory decision making about seascape management.
October 2017
Options for alternative livelihoods are promoted within the landscape, increasing access to markets and local financial institutions
September 2017
The provision of ecosystem services in the seascape is improved through local actions for conservation and sustainable use of natural resources
Financing (in USD)
50,000 USD
Financing (in USD)
50,000 USD
Financing (in USD)
50,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: Jun 2017 - March 2018
Partners
ADESCO 13 DE ENERO, ADESCOECO, ADESCORAN, ADESCOCASAL, ADESCOCOEGCGZ, ADESCOCOLGUACCSCH, ADESCOCH, ADESCOISELCOR, ADESCOCCAL, ADESCOQUIS
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
El Salvador
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Juan Guzman, NC GEF SGP EL SALVADOR, juanreneg@unops.org, +503 22093606
NY, USA
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