Nicaragua

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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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
7
steps
29
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$2,357,000

Increase effective management of existing protected areas managed by the SINAP
2012 - 2017 $437,000
2017 $46,000 1.1) Priority site: Cumaica Cerro Alegre a) Increase core area of conservation and expand boundaries of buffer zone; b) Elaborate management plan; c) Reclassify area to category with more effective protection; d) Assess management effectiveness; e) Implement management plan
2017 $70,000 1.2) Priority sites: Amerrisque, Mombachito-La Vieja, Fila Masigue - a) Fund mobilization and elaboration of draft management plans; b) Elaborate management plans for protected areas and reclassify areas according to conservation and multiple use; c) Assess management effectiveness; d) Agreement among local actors to establish collaborative management; e) Implement management plans.
2017 $67,000 1.3) Priority sites: Momotombo, Pilas El Hoyo, Telica-Rota, San Cristobal-Casita - a) Approve management plans; b) Assess management effectiveness; c) Harmonize collaborative management with local population, municipalities and organizations; d) Start managing each protected area; e) Undertake efective management analysis to verify progress in PA management.
2017 $3,000 1.4) Priority site: Cerro Musun - a) Reclassify from natural reserve to category with more effective protection; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $11,000 1.5) Priority site: Lagoon of Apoyo - a) Reclassify from natural reserve to category with more effective protection due to the vulnerability of the area and the number of endemic species so far identified; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $14,000 1.6) Priority site: Peninsula de Chiltepe - a) Reclassify from natural reserve to category with more effective protection; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2012 $15,000 1.7) Priority site: Maderas volcano - a) Reclassify from PA to a category with more effective protection.
2017 1.8) Priority site: Mombacho volcano - a) Reclassify to a category with more effective protection due to the presence of endemic species; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $101,000 1.9) Priority site: Bosawas Biosphere Reserve - a) Reclassify from natural reserve to a category with more effective protection (for being the main area of biodiversity) with the support and participation of indigenous peoples in protected area management; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $16,000 1.10) Priority site: Cordillera Dipilto-Jalapa - a) Design the proposed extension of the protected area; b) Expansion and redefinition of boundaries of the protected area; c) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $67,000 1.11) Priority site: Wawashang - a) Elaborate and approve management plan for the protected area; b) Reclassify to IUCN category VI "Protected Area for Resource Management"; c) Implement management plan; d) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $11,000 1.12) Priority site: Cerro Silva - a) Elaborate and approve management plan for the protected area; b) Reclassify to IUCN category VI "Protected Area for Resource Management"; c) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $6,000 1.13) Priority site: Punta Gorda - a) Elaborate and approve management plan for the protected area; b) Reclassify to IUCN category VI "Protected Area for Resource Management"; c) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $10,000 1.14) Priority site: Crater Lakes - a) Reclassify to a category with more effective protection due to the presence of endemic species, paying special attention to Laguna de Apoyo; b) Elaborate and implement protected areas management plans according to the new management categories; c) Assess management effectiveness.
Creation of new national protected areas
2013 - 2017 $656,000
2017 $32,000 2.1) Priority sites: Mangroves Puerto Sandino - Tamarindo - a) Promote the development of the area as a national protected area given the importance, productivity and pressure of the mangrove ecosystem; b) Elaborate technical profile / specifications; c) Consultation with stakeholders; d) Elaborate and legalize proposal; e) Elaborate and implement management plan.
2017 $36,000 2.2) Priority site: San Miguelito - a) Propose the creation of the area as a national protected area with a broad use category; b) Agree with local actors the creation of protected areas; c) Elaborate management plan; d) Implement management plan; e) Build local capacities for protected areas management according to the agreed management category.
2017 $23,000 2.3) Priority site: Aserradores - a) Consultation with local stakeholders to elaborate proposal for the legal protection of the area; b) Draft and implement management plan of the protected area; c) Build local capacities for protected area management.
2017 $565,000 2.4) Priority site: Cocibolca Lake - a) Propose Cocibolca lake as a biosphere reserve, world heritage site, for its uniqueness, its natural habitats and living cultural tradition; b) Coordinate proposal between local and national stakeholders; c) Prepare technical profile / specifications; d) Prepare a proposal of protected areas for the Executive and UNESCO; e) Integration and empowerment of local governments in the management and restoration of key watersheds that drain into the Cocibolca; f) Political lobby with municipalities, autonomous agencies, producer organizations, CPC and local communities; g) Development of reforestation projects, forest and water restoration of priority sub-watersheds.
2015 2.5) Priority site: Ulang - a) Elaborate technical profile / specifications of the area; b) Propose the Ulang corridor as a communal indigenous reserve and build local capacities for protected area management; c) Consultation with local communities and municipal and regional governments; d) Elaborate proposal for protected area; e) Fund management for the elaboration and implementation of the management plan of the area.
2013 2.6) Priority site: Wawa - a) Propose the Wawa corridor as a communal indigenous reserve
Promotion of biological corridors
2013 - 2017 $1,264,000
2017 $5,000 3.1) Priority corridors: Prinzapolka - a) Promote stakeholder agreements to propose corridor area as ​​forest restoration area, Forestry Law 462 defines local protection forest areas and forest restoration areas; b) Elaborate technical profile / specifications of the area; c) Elaborate REDD project (avoided deforestation) as an alternative to land-use change; d) Implement REDD project; e) Create a forest management committee; f) Promote corridors by disclosing or sharing information about the initiative; g) Organization of local platforms to implement the initiative through protection committees; h) Environmental education; i) Training and capacity building for management and implementation of corridors.
2017 $214,000 3.2) Priority corridors: San Miguelito - San Carlos - a) Strengthen management of wetland corridor recognizing or endorsing its constitution; b) Agree with local stakeholders the creation of corridors by municipal bylaw; c) Watershed management through silvopastoral management, reforestation, agroforestry systems implementation, management and watershed restoration, biodiversity monitoring systems, monitoring water quality and protection of aquifer recharge sites in the upper basin; d) Reactivate organizational platforms.
2017 $209,000 3.3) Priority corridors: Kuskawas (Musun-Quirragua-Pancasan-Guabule) - a) Propose this corridor as a community reserve. General Water Law 620, the State has the power to create protection areas along river banks " water ban areas and water storage areas; b) Agreements between stakeholders; c) Elaborate technical profile of area; d) Promote the implementation of silvopastoral and agroforestry systems through sectoral projects or programs.
2012 - 2020 $2,000 3.4) Priority corridors: CB Kukalaya (Bambana River) - a) Propose this corridor as a community reserve. General Water Law 620, the State has the power to create protection areas along river banks " water ban areas and water storage areas.
2013 $4,000 3.5) Priority corridors: CB Mateare - Crucero - a) Propose this area as a conservation corridor to store / sequest water and carbon ("closed areas of water and water storage areas); b) Agreement between local stakeholders and local communities.
2017 $207,000 3.6) Priority corridors: Sub-watershed Esteli River - a) Propose this area as stated by General Water Law 620, the State has the power to create protection areas along river banks " water ban areas and water storage areas" (forest conservation); b) Elaborate technical profile of the area and reach agreements between stakeholders; c) Present proposal to municipality as a municipal by-law; d) Promote on-farm management to conserve and restore the riparian system and corridors at the farm level.
2017 $402,000 3.7) Priority corridors: San Francisco Libre - a) Propose as coastal corridor; b) Write reforestation proposal for native fruit trees (carbon sequestration); c) Implement carbon sequestration project
2017 $215,000 3.8) Priority corridors: Chacocente - Santa Teresa - a) Reach agreements between stakeholders to define and delitmit corridor; b) Elaborate technical profile of the corridor; c) Elaborate sustainable productive development project; d) Implement protection and sustainable production actions
2013 $6,000 3.9) Priority corridors: La Flor - Sapoa
Promotion of conservation alternatives according to existing legal framework and the declaration of RSP and PEM
2012 - 2020
Restoration of fragmented ecosystems
2012 - 2020
Establish enabling environment for implementation of conservation processes.
2012 - 2020
Adaptation and mitigation to climate change
2012 - 2020

GEF Projects

Nicaragua is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 8 countries : Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
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
Integrated Ecosystem Management of the Gulf of Fonseca International Waters 2007-06-14 Cancelled 5,600,000 USD 21,326,000 USD
Regional Programme on Electrical Energy Efficiency in Industrial and Commercial Service Sectors in Central America Climate Change 2005-04-06 IA Approved 2,530,000 USD 7,065,000 USD
Renewable Energy Enterprise Development - Seed Capital Access Facility Climate Change 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 8,700,000 USD 40,500,000 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
Accelerating Renewable Energy Investments through CABEI in Central America Climate Change 2004-11-19 IA Approved 7,020,000 USD 82,670,000 USD
Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment Climate Change 2000-11-01 IA Approved 6,812,000 USD 2,508,000 USD
Reducing Pesticide Run-off to the Caribbean Sea International Waters 2002-05-17 2011-06-01 Under Implementation 4,585,000 USD 5,752,000 USD
Capacity building for Stage II Adaptation to Climate Change (Central America, Mexico and Cuba) Climate Change 2001-12-07 2007-12-31 Project Completion 3,314,685 USD 1,585,600 USD
Establishment of a Programme for the Consolidation of the Meso-American Biological Corridor Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2007-06-30 Project Completion 10,940,000 USD 12,766,000 USD
Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Metropolitan Managua Climate Change 2006-08-01 CEO Endorsed 4,225,000 USD 60,590,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-11-06 IA Approved 200,000 USD 16,500 USD
Mainstreaming the Multilateral Environmental Agreements into the Country's Environmental Legislation Multi Focal Area 2008-08-26 2012-05-01 Under Implementation 500,000 USD 133,700 USD
Initial assistance to enable Nicaragua to fulfil its obligations under the Stockholm Convention on POPs POPs 2003-08-13 IA Approved 453,850 USD 35,000 USD
Conservation of Dry Forest and Coastal Biodiversity of the Pacific Coast of Southern Nicaragua: Building Private-Public Partnerships Biodiversity 2004-09-02 2010-10-31 Project Completion 987,120 USD 3,894,968 USD
Renewable Energy and Forest Conservation: Sustainable Harvest and Processing of Coffee and Allspice Multi Focal Area 2000-07-17 2004-09-30 Project Closure 750,000 USD 1,444,000 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, and Action Plan and Report to the COP Biodiversity 1999-10-27 IA Approved 252,247 USD 0
FP 2010-03-17 4,130,900 USD 4,900,000 USD
Central American Fund for Environment and Development: Account for the Global Environment (FOCADES) Biodiversity 1996-10-01 Cancelled 15,000,000 USD 13,000,000 USD
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
CleanTech Fund Climate Change 2006-02-07 Under Implementation 995,000 USD 61,200,000 USD
Central American Markets for Biodiversity (CAMBio): Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable use within Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development and Financing Biodiversity 2005-04-06 Under Implementation 10,225,000 USD 17,750,000 USD
Corazon Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Biodiversity 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 12,400,000 USD 21,000,000 USD
Regional Program of Action and Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Vector Control in Mexico and Central America International Waters 2002-05-17 2010-12-01 Project Closure 7,495,000 USD 6,410,400 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
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
Formulation of a Strategic Action Program for the Integrated Management of Water Resources and the Sustainable Development of the San Juan River Basin and its Coastal Zone International Waters 2000-05-01 2005-12-31 Project Closure 3,929,820 USD 1,435,000 USD
Integrated Ecosystem Management in Indigenous Communities Biodiversity 2004-05-21 2011-06-12 Under Implementation 9,700,000 USD 39,885,000 USD
Integrated Silvo-Pastoral Approaches to Ecosystem Management Multi Focal Area 2001-05-11 2008-01-31 Project Closure 4,770,000 USD 3,900,000 USD
Creation and Strengthening of the Capacity for Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in Central America Climate Change 1999-10-27 2002-07-30 Project Completion 750,000 USD 796,430 USD
Improved Management and Release Containment of POPs Pesticides in Nicaragua POPs 2008-10-14 CEO Approved 945,000 USD 2,114,900 USD
Adaptation of Nicaragua's Water Supplies to Climate Change Climate Change 2011-05-27 Council Approved 6,000,000 USD 31,500,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2001-01-05 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Assessment of Capacity Building Needs - Add On Biodiversity 2001-07-10 CEO Approved 197,753 USD 0
Strengthening and Catalyzing the Sustainability of Nicaragua's Protected Areas System Biodiversity 2007-06-14 IA Approved 2,150,000 USD 3,820,000 USD
Sustainable Land Management in Drought Prone Areas of Nicaragua Land Degradation 2005-09-13 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 3,340,700 USD 17,494,639 USD
Off-grid Rural Electrification for Development (PERZA) Climate Change 2002-10-15 2011-12-31 Under Implementation 8,465,300 USD 27,200,000 USD
Enabling Nicaragua to Prepare its Initial National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1998-02-03 IA Approved 299,100 USD 0
Atlantic Biological Corridor Biodiversity 1996-10-01 2005-09-30 Project Closure 7,430,000 USD 43,600,000 USD

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