The project was called "Biodiversity Conservation Through Low Impact Ecotourism in the National System of Protected Areas".
Allys Lu Modestín, Environmental Education Specialist CBMAP II, said that the project is to build a model of low-impact ecotourism in the National System of Protected Areas to contribute also to the sustainability of protected areas within a framework of innovation, enterprise integration and sustainable social development at the local level.
The idea is to protect and maintain biodiversity in terrestrial, coastal and marine, ecosystems and promote recreation, education and research of natural resources. This will be done with the joint efforts of park rangers and administrators.
The country has about 105 protected areas covering a total area of 2,922,648.72 hectares.