Dominican Republic

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Status on Key Actions


PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
9
steps
40
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$9,286,000

Incorporation of private protected areas
2012 - 2020 $2,000
2020 $2,000 Implementation of regulation process of private protected areas adopted in late 2011.
2020 Receive and assess applications for establishment of private protected areas
Consolidate the implementation of shared management regulations
2012 - 2020 $4,000
2012 - 2020 $1,000 Evaluate and monitor existing shared management agreements
2020 $1,000 Receive and assess new applications
2013 $2,000 Assess and respond to pending applications
Empower and train park rangers and managers
2012 - 2017 $700,000
2020 $400,000 Terrestrial and marine means of transportation
2020 Uniforms
2020 Appropriate technology
2020 Office equipment
2020 Sleeping gear / equipment
2020 Tools
2020 $300,000 Communication
Strengthen preventive program for protection and surveillance
2012 - 2015 $4,600,000
2015 $1,500,000 Appoint more parks rangers
2015 $1,800,000 Appoint administrators
2015 $300,000 Provide protection and surveillance logistics
2015 $1,000,000 Building security and surveillance centers
Promote and encourage public use
2012 - 2018 $1,510,000
2018 $800,000 Develop paths and look-out points
2018 $250,000 Train interpreters
2018 $150,000 Distribute informative material
2018 $250,000 Acquisition of equipment
2018 $60,000 Economic impact assessment for public use in communities
2018 Consolidate financial sustainability
Monitor ecosystems and key species
2012 - 2020 $100,000
2012 - 2020 Adopt monitoring system
2012 - 2020 Ecosystems and species selection per protected wildlife area
2020 $100,000 Implement monitoring system
Training and technical capacity-building
2012 - 2017 $800,000
2014 $100,000 Management training in marine protected areas
2015 $100,000 Training courses for park rangers
2020 $150,000 Training abroad
2020 $200,000 Courses for PA administrators
2020 $250,000 Training for managers
Adaptation measures to climate change
2012 - 2020 $880,000
2015 $330,000 Strengthen management in buffer zone
2020 $200,000 Ecosystem restoration linking protected areas
2020 Monitor mangrove ecosystems associated with fishing areas
2020 $200,000 Revegetation of PAs degraded by anthropogenic actions
2020 $150,000 Broadcast climate change issues
Planification
2012 - 2020 $690,000
2020 $330,000 Preparation of management plans
2014 $125,000 Management effectiveness evaluation
2014 $10,000 Structure design of MPA management
2015 $100,000 Economic valuation of PAs
2020 $125,000 Establish regional protected area networks

GEF Projects

Dominican Republic is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 16 countries : Antigua And Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts And Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Support to GEF Eligible Parties (LDCs & SIDs) for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD - Phase II Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,118,200 USD 5,083,637 USD
Support to GEF Eligible Parties for Alignment of National Action Programs and Reporting Process under UNCCD Land Degradation 2012-06-07 CEO Endorsed 2,830,000 USD 2,750,000 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF2) Multi Focal Area 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 42,714,904 USD 43,000,000 USD
Sustainable Conservation of Globally Important Caribbean Bird Habitats: Strengthening a Regional Network for a Shared Resource Biodiversity 2003-04-28 2007-03-31 Project Closure 999,200 USD 972,950 USD
Sustainable Management of the Shared Marine Resources of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions International Waters 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 7,798,836 USD 48,300,000 USD
Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean International Waters 2004-05-21 2011-07-01 Under Implementation 13,990,841 USD 98,269,493 USD
Stimulating Industrial Competitiveness Through Biomass-based, Grid-connected Electricity Generation Climate Change 2012-02-29 Council Approved 1,360,000 USD 7,483,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environment Management Multi Focal Area 2006-01-24 CEO Approved 225,000 USD 20,500 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and First National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1998-04-16 2002-08-02 Project Closure 230,000 USD 0
A Participatory Approach to Managing the Environment: An Input to the Inter-American Strategy for Participation (ISP) Multi Focal Area 1997-08-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 720,000 USD 840,000 USD
Strengthening the Implementation of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing Regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean Biodiversity 2009-04-07 CEO Approved 850,000 USD 600,000 USD
Implementing Integrated Land Water and Wastewater Management in Caribbean SIDS Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 20,448,598 USD 118,006,108 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF1) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Project Completion 13,647,498 USD 0
Reducing Conflicting Water Uses in the Artibonite River Basin through Development and Adoption of a Multi-focal Area Strategic Action Programme Multi Focal Area 2008-07-28 Under Implementation 3,780,000 USD 7,100,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation and Integration of Traditional Knowledge on Medicinal Plants in National Primary Health Care Policy in Central America and Caribbean Biodiversity 2001-09-05 2005-12-01 Project Closure 750,000 USD 800,000 USD
Building Wider Public and Private Constituences for the GEF in Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Promotion of Global Environment Protection through the Electronic Media Multi Focal Area 2001-07-11 2004-07-01 Project Closure 998,062 USD 959,132 USD
Harnessing Multi-Stakeholder Mechanisms to Promote Global Environmental Priorities Biodiversity 1999-02-15 CEO Approved 750,000 USD 0
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2003-01-21 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
POPs Enabling Activity in Dominican Republic POPs 2006-03-30 IA Approved 450,000 USD 20,000 USD
Demonstrating Sustainable Land Management in the Upper Sabana Yegua Watershed System Land Degradation 2005-04-06 2011-10-31 Under Implementation 4,596,919 USD 25,462,688 USD
Preparation of the Initial National Communication in Response to the Provisions of the UNFCCC Climate Change 1999-03-29 IA Approved 350,000 USD 0
Biodiversity Conservation and Management in the Coastal Zone of the Dominican Republic Biodiversity 1992-05-01 2007-06-30 Project Completion 3,000,000 USD 0

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Strengthening Marine Resource Management Across the SamanĂ¡ bay Protected Area Complex in the Face of Climate Change 30 12 2009 Not Funded $612,000 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme