Sri Lanka

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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 4 - Activity completed 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
4
steps
24
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$2,119,000

do a detailed assessment on the prospective protected areas which are not governed by government and legal identification
2013 - 2020 $481,500
2015 $64,500 4.1) Identification of protected areas which are not governed by government
2015 $15,000 4.2) Do the assessment on governance types in detail
2013 $7,500 4.3) Form small stakeholder committees on private governed lands
2018 $152,000 4.4) Preparation of Management Plans
2020 $227,500 4.5) Implementing the above Management Plans
2016 $15,000 4.6) Take legal /policy measures
updating the present gap analysis and incorporating climate change to the gap analysis for identification of gaps in protected area network
2013 - 2014 $172,000
2013 $114,000 1.1) Identification of most vulnerable and most resistance species
2012 - 2020 1.2) Taking more representative sampling
2013 $38,000 1.3) Gathering data and analysis
2014 $20,000 1.4) Reporting
Further identification of ecologically and economically important representative ecosystem and declare for conservation
2013 - 2020 $767,000
2014 $152,000 2.1) Identification of new biodiversity and economically rich areas by the gap assessment
2014 $114,000 2.2) Conducting economic valuation for already identified and new areas
2014 $152,000 2.3) Assess and prioritize the areas identified based on their economic and ecological sensitivity
2020 $30,500 2.4) Preparation of Management plans
2020 $303,500 2.5) Implementing the above Mgt. Plans
2012 - 2020 $7,500 2.6) Form stakeholder committees for individual protected areas
2016 $7,500 2.7) Take legal / policy measures
Establishment of micro biodiversity hotspots and connected among those with natural or manmade corridors
2013 - 2020 $698,500
2015 $152,000 3.1) Gathering data from the database on Fauna and Flora of the country
2015 $114,000 3.2) Overlaying the species data over the protected area map to identify the in-country micro biodiversity hotspots.
2015 $76,000 3.3) Identification of the governance types of the micro hotspots and the corridors connecting.
2018 $7,500 3.4) Form stakeholder committees for individual protected areas
2020 $30,500 3.5) Preparation of Management plans
2020 $303,500 3.6) Implementing the above Mgt. Plans
2016 $15,000 3.7) Take legal / policy measures

GEF Projects

Sri Lanka is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 6 countries : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Enhancing the Conservation Effectiveness of Seagrass Ecosystems Supporting Globally Significant Populations of Dugong Across the Indian and Pacific Oceans Basins (Short Title: The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project) Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 5,072,272 USD 17,822,950 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF1) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Project Completion 13,647,498 USD 0
Development of a Strategic Market Intervention Approach for Grid-Connected Solar Energy Technologies (EMPower) Climate Change 2003-11-14 2010-07-01 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 986,000 USD
In-situ Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives through Enhanced Information Management and Field Application Biodiversity 2002-10-15 2010-10-01 Project Completion 6,162,025 USD 6,516,969 USD
Portfolio Approach to Distributed Generation Opportunity (PADGO) (Phase 1) Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 3,600,000 USD 24,950,000 USD
Strengthening the Resilience of Post Conflict Recovery and Development to Climate Change Risks in Sri Lanka Climate Change 2011-11-10 Council Approved 3,181,818 USD 57,266,000 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-12-16 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,750 USD
Enabling activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Sri Lanka POPs 2002-06-13 2005-12-31 Project Closure 495,000 USD 25,000 USD
Conservation of Globally Threatened Species in the Rainforests of Southwest Sri Lanka Biodiversity 2000-04-19 IA Approved 749,713 USD 226,000 USD
Development of Wildlife Conservation and Protected Areas Management Biodiversity 1991-12-01 1999-09-15 Project Closure 4,087,130 USD 5,243,672 USD
Enabling Sri Lanka to fulfill its commitments to the UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-03-20 2009-11-06 Project Completion 110,000 USD 0
Energy Services Delivery Climate Change 1996-04-01 2002-12-31 Project Closure 7,500,000 USD 49,400,000 USD
UNIDO FP 2009-11-12 2,455,000 USD 10,700,000 USD
FAO FP 2010-03-17 5,777,618 USD 8,410,000 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
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
Development and Application of Decision-support Tools to Conserve and Sustainably use Genetic Diversity in Indigenous Livestock and Wild Relatives Biodiversity 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 2,432,770 USD 3,781,000 USD
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Climate Change 2000-11-01 IA Approved 6,812,000 USD 2,508,000 USD
Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem International Waters 2005-04-06 Under Implementation 12,781,900 USD 16,385,500 USD
Participation in the Clearing House Mechanism of the CBD Biodiversity 2000-02-09 CEO Approved 8,250 USD 0
Strengthening Capacity to Control the Introduction and Spread of Alien Invasive Species Biodiversity 2008-11-13 CEO Endorsed 1,955,000 USD 3,415,000 USD
National Biodiversity Planning to Support the Implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan Biodiversity 2012-05-31 CEO Approved 200,000 USD 271,000 USD
Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies Climate Change 2010-06-08 CEO Endorsed 2,070,250 USD 8,200,000 USD
Participatory Coastal Zone Restoration and Sustainable Management in the Eastern Province of Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka Multi Focal Area 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 7,269,915 USD 7,569,450 USD
Renewable Energy for Rural Economic Development Climate Change 2002-05-17 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 8,000,000 USD 125,800,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2001-01-23 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Conservation of Biodiversity through Integrated Collaborative Management in Rekawa, Ussangoda, and Kalametiya Coastal Ecosystems Biodiversity 2000-03-31 2006-06-30 Project Closure 749,670 USD 1,156,366 USD
Renewable Energy and Capacity Building Climate Change 1996-04-01 IA Approved 1,531,600 USD 0
Protected Areas and Wildlife Conservation Project Biodiversity 2000-11-01 IA Approved 10,530,000 USD 24,500,000 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plants Biodiversity 1997-05-01 2004-06-30 Project Closure 4,915,000 USD 20,400,000 USD

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  • United Nations Environment Programme