Iraq

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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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 2 - Activity fully underway 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
6
steps
13
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$765,000

Approve the Law on Protected Areas
2012 - 2020
2012 1.1) Follow up with the State Advisory Council on the review of draft Law
2013 1.2) Follow up with the General Secretariat of the Ministers Council on the Approval of draft Law
2013 1.3) Approval by the Ministers Council
2012 - 2020 1.4) Enforcement of the Law
2014 1.5) Develop Instructions for implementation
Establish 10 new PAs by 2020
2012 - 2020 $40,000
2012 $40,000 2.1) Printing and publishing the Inventory of KBA sites of Iraq
Establish a set of time-bound and measurable performance indicators for PAs
2012 - 2020 $75,000
2012 $25,000 3.1) Capacity building for National Committee for PAs
2013 $50,000 3.2) Perform national protected-area capacity needs assessments
2014 3.3) Establish capacity building programmes for national and local staff on the basis of these assessments including the creation of curricula, resources and programs for the sustained delivery of protected areas management training
2015 3.4) Establish a programme for exchange of lessons learnt, information and capacity-building experiences with neighbouring countries of the Middle East
Establish 10 new PAs by 2021
2012 - 2020 $500,000
2020 $500,000 2.2) Preparation of the Management Plan for each proposed site
Establish 10 new PAs by 2022
2012 - 2020 $150,000
2020 $150,000 2.3) Assignment of the Manager of each site and proclamation of PAs
Establish 10 new PAs by 2023
2012 - 2020
2020 2.4) Securing budget for establishment and management and surveillance of each site

GEF Projects

Iraq is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 7 countries : Afghanistan, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
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
First NBSAP for Iraq and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 2011-11-10 CEO Approved 368,363 USD 450,000 USD

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme