Gabon

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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 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 4 - Activity completed 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
3
steps
32
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$8,903,800

Create and carry out awareness campaigns, training, public education and develop socio-economic studies
2012 - 2020 $616,600
2012 - 2020 $18,400 3.1) Organize informal talks in scholar environment
2012 - 2020 $24,500 3.2) Organize awareness campaigns for riparian communities
2012 - 2020 $21,500 3.3) Organize meetings with authorities and all stakeholders
2012 - 2020 $30,700 3.4) Produce awareness tools
2012 - 2020 $521,500 3.5) Undertake a socioeconomic study in villages located in the peripheral area of the park
Establishment of management infrastructure and equipment
2012 - 2020 $4,546,400
2012 - 2020 $218,400 1.1) Renting of an office and apartment for the conservation officer
2012 - 2020 $158,200 1.2) Office equipment
2012 - 2020 1.3) Acquisition of a site
2012 - 2020 $123,500 1.4) Establishing of an interpretation center
2012 - 2020 $92,100 1.5) Purchase of office material
2012 - 2020 $61,400 1.6) Purchase of communication material
2012 - 2020 $306,700 1.7 ) Purchase of fuel and lubricant
2012 - 2020 $61,400 1.8) Purchase of office furniture
2012 - 2020 $230,000 1.9) Building maintenance
2012 - 2020 $138,000 1.10) Vehicle maintenance
2012 - 2020 $15,800 1.11) Register material
2012 - 2020 $276,000 1.12) Recruitment of support staff (secretary)
2012 - 2020 $184,000 1.13) Purchase of two motorcycles
2012 - 2020 $199,400 1.14) Quad purchase
2012 - 2020 $365,000 1.15) Jet yamaha Vx and Galva jet trailer
2012 - 2020 $1,687,100 1.16) Purchase of three 4 by 4 Toyota vehicles
2012 - 2020 $214,700 1.17) Purchase of two canoes
2012 - 2020 $214,700 1.18) Other equipment (shoes, suit, camera, GPS)
Develop a system for developing, monitoring and management plan
2012 - 2020 $3,740,800
2012 - 2020 $981,600 2.1) Establish salary and pension for 13 eco-guards
2012 - 2020 $490,800 2.2) Building 2 monitoring antennas
2012 - 2020 $123,500 2.3) Equip the monitoring antennas
2012 - 2020 $368,000 2.4) Purchase of two small generators 9KVA
2012 - 2020 $123,500 2.5) Purchase of specific uniforms
2012 - 2020 $214,700 2.6) Organize patrol for monitoring and anti-poaching
2012 - 2020 $1,349,700 2.7) Pursue biological resources inventory
2012 - 2020 $27,600 2.8) Develop a vegetation map of the park
2012 - 2020 $61,400 2.9) Explore and identify potential touristic sites

GEF Projects

Gabon is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 8 countries : Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo DR, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
CBSP-Capacity Building for Regional Coordination of Sustainable Forest Management in the Congo Basin under the GEF Program for the Congo Basin Multi Focal Area 2009-07-08 CEO Approved 865,000 USD 1,107,750 USD
Combating Living Resource Depletion and Coastal Area Degradation in the Guinea Current LME through Ecosystem-based Regional Actions International Waters 2003-11-21 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 21,449,184 USD 33,871,292 USD
CBSP - A Regional Focus on Sustainable Timber Management in the Congo Basin Multi Focal Area 2010-06-08 CEO Endorsed 3,175,681 USD 6,280,000 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
Supporting Capacity Building for the Elaboration of National Reports and Country Profiles by African Parties to the UNCCD Land Degradation 2004-06-08 2005-06-30 Project Closure 900,000 USD 900,000 USD
Conservation of Transboundary Biodiversity in the Minkebe-Odzala-Dja Interzone in Gabon, Congo, and Cameroon Biodiversity 2004-05-21 Under Implementation 10,463,338 USD 34,620,100 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2002-12-23 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in Gabon POPs 2002-11-20 IA Approved 422,500 USD 0
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-05-19 IA Approved 12,750 USD 0
Preparation of the First National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 1998-09-10 IA Approved 319,450 USD 0
First Regional Micro/Mini-Hydropower Capacity Development and Investment in Rural Electricity Access in Sub-Saharan Africa Climate Change 2005-11-10 Cancelled 19,173,968 USD 121,335,658 USD
CBSP: Strategic Program for Sustainable Forest Management in the Congo Basin Multi Focal Area 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
Support to Preparation of the Second National Biosafety Reports to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-Africa Biodiversity 2011-05-16 CEO Approved 993,950 USD 840,000 USD
CBSP Sustainable Financing of Protected Area Systems in the Congo Basin Biodiversity 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 8,521,818 USD 50,600,000 USD
CBSP Sustainable Management of the Wildlife and Bushmeat Sector in Central Africa Biodiversity 2009-01-27 CEO Endorsed 4,525,452 USD 6,000,000 USD
CBSP Enhancing Institutional Capacities on REDD issues for Sustainable Forest Management in the Congo Basin Multi Focal Area 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 13,399,000 USD 13,180,000 USD
Capacity-building for Improving Greenhouse Gas Inventories (West and Francophone Central Africa) Climate Change 2002-10-15 IA Approved 2,992,470 USD 605,585 USD
Regional Environment and Information Management Project (REIMP) Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2003-06-30 Project Closure 4,377,500 USD 11,313,000 USD
Support to Gabon for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 2011-12-19 CEO Approved 220,000 USD 224,000 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2006-01-24 2009-12-15 Project Completion 200,000 USD 44,000 USD
Strengthening Capacity for Managing National Parks and Biodiversity Biodiversity 2005-06-08 2012-06-30 Under Implementation 10,295,000 USD 21,300,000 USD
Conservation of Biodiversity through Effective Management of Wildlife Trade Biodiversity 1991-05-01 1999-12-31 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 63,882 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and Country Report to the COP Biodiversity 1997-10-29 IA Approved 232,200 USD 0

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  • United Nations Environment Programme