Communication, Education & Public Awareness

CEPA Best Practices Database Project

The project below was submitted by the organization below in response to the notification issued by the Executive Secretary in December 2003. The Secretariat does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information it contains. Any questions about the project should be addressed to the organization which reported the project

General Description
Title Laguna del Tigre National Park Public Awareness Strategy
Status Ongoing
From 15/12/2004
To 15/12/2005
Country(ies) Guatemala
Region(s) Latin America and the Caribbean
Participating Organization(s)
Lead Organization(s) National Council of Protected Areas –CONAP-
Type of Implementing Agency(ies) Governments
Main Target Groups or Audience
Contact Details
Contact Person Gabriela Avila
Job Title Social Comm and Publica Relations Section Chief
Organization CONAP
Address 5a Av. 6-06 Zone 1, Edificio IPM, 5to Nivel
City Guatemala
Country Guatemala
E-mail Address
Source of Funding Other
Goals and Objectives
Overall Goal Raise public awareness in the Guatemalan people due natural and cultural patrimony of the Laguna del Tigre National Park is being lost.
Specific Objectives General Objetive: Promote public awareness so that the population may know about the problem of the Laguna del Tigre National Park and illegal activities within said Park are punished by law. Specific Objectives: • Inform which activities are not permitted in the Laguna del Tigre National Park •Promote respect and application of the Protected Areas Law. •Discourage human migration and other illegal activities in the Laguna del Tigre National Park
Scope and Activities
National Level Activities Program: elaboration and execution of divulgation strategies in topics about biodiversity and protected areas. Divulgation of the institutions duties. Activity: radio spots have begun, in order to discourage the migration of human settlements to the Laguna del Tigre National Park, and press ads. Public ads have been placed on the streets and other activities have been developed to discourage the people from buying wild animals as pets.
Outcomes and Lessons Learned
Outcomes Project in process, but now exist some posters, pocket calendars, brochure. This products are available in the annex of this guidelines.
Lessons Learned Implementing Strategy