Yemen

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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 1 - Just started, limited 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 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 1 - Just started, limited 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 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 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
25
steps
21
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$20,648,000

Progress in building capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas (3.2)
2012 - 2020
Progress in developing, applying and transferring appropriate technologies for protected areas (3.3)
2012 - 2020
Progress in ensuring financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas (3.4)
2012 - 2020
Progress in establishment and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals
2012 - 2020
Progress to establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries.
2012 - 2020
Progress in preventing and mitigating the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas (1.5)
2012 - 2020
Progress in promoting equity and benefit-sharing (2.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in assessing and implementing diverse protected area governance types (2.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in enhancing and securing involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders (2.2)
2012 - 2020
Progress in strengthening communication, education and public awareness (3.5)
2012 - 2020
Progress in providing an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas (3.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies (3.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in developing and adopting minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems (4.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in evaluating and improving the effectiveness of protected areas management (4.2)
2012 - 2020
Progress in assessing and monitoring protected area status and trends (4.3)
2012 - 2020
Progress in ensuring that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems (4.4)
2012 - 2020
Progress in marine protected areas
2012 - 2020
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas
2012 - 2020
Activity 1
2012 - 2020 $7,650,000
2016 $20,000 1.1) Develop and strengthen coordinating management mechanisms to improve integrated management of the protected areas system.
2016 $50,000 1.2) Maintain and develop an integrated and adequate network of protected areas, representing key eco-systems of Yemen.
2018 $3,000,000 1.3) Prepare management plans for selected priority protected areas.
2018 $50,000 1.4) Expand the Protected area network to include Ramsar sites, World Heritage sites, and World Biosphere Reserves.
2016 $2,000,000 1.5) Expand management planning and implementation in selected protected areas.
2014 $30,000 1.6) Establish an integrated database for biodiversity resources and protected areas
2016 $100,000 1.7) Promote research targeted on protected areas improved conservation management practices.
2015 $2,000,000 1.8) Provide equipment, transport, communications and other material to strengthen conservation of protected areas.
2014 $100,000 1.9) complete protected area system gap analyses at national and regional levels based on the requirements for representative systems of protected areas that adequately conserve terrestrial, marine and inland and ecosystems
2015 $300,000 1.10) Establish and begin to implement sustainable financing plans that support national systems of protected areas, including necessary regulatory, legislative, policy, institutional and other measures.
Activity 2
2012 - 2020 $6,860,000
2014 $500,000 2.1) Inventory existing information on endemic plant and animal species.
2014 $10,000 2.2) Prepare and effect by-laws and regulations on protection of endangered and threatened wildlife species.
2013 $50,000 2.3) Prepare and establish an IUCN red list of rare and endangered species of Yemen.
2016 $1,000,000 2.4) Prepare and implement recovery and rehabilitation plan for threatened species.
2016 $5,000,000 2.5) Expand the establishment of botanical gardens, National Herbarium and Seed Banks to collect, house and preserve rare and endangered native taxonomic groups of plants species of Yemen.
2015 $300,000 2.6) Identify and establish positive incentives that support the integrity and maintenance of protected areas and the involvement of local communities and stakeholders in conservation.
Activity 3
2012 - 2020 $10,000
2013 $10,000 3.1) Develop and establish a basic reporting system for monitoring biodiversity deterioration.
Activity 4
2012 - 2020 $8,000
2013 $8,000 3.2) Prepare and adopt a national policy on ex-situ conservation.
Activity 5
2012 - 2020 $6,000,000
2012 - 2020 $6,000,000 3.3) Stimulate ex situ conservation through the establishment of gene banks, seed banks, green belts and public gardens.
Activity 6
2012 - 2020 $20,000
2016 $20,000 3.4) Develop guidelines for collection, maintenance and reintroduction of plants and animal species in ex-situ programmes
Activity 7
2012 - 2020 $100,000
2014 $100,000 3.5) Establish and strengthen national policies to deal with access to genetic resources within protected areas and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization.

GEF Projects

Yemen 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
MENARID Integrated Nature Resources Management in the Middle East and North Africa Region (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
MENARID Cross Cutting M & E Functions and Knowledge Management for INRM within the MENARID Programme Framework Land Degradation 2008-05-05 PPG Approved 727,270 USD 1,600,000 USD
Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water (GloBallast Partnerships) International Waters 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 6,387,840 USD 17,701,939 USD
Mainstreaming Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds into Key Productive Sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea Flyway (Tranches 1 and 2) Biodiversity 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 10,243,243 USD 15,596,732 USD
Development of a National Adaptation Programme of Action Climate Change 2003-01-16 IA Approved 200,000 USD 20,000 USD
Expedited Financing of Climate Change Enabling Activities (Phase II) Climate Change 2000-04-19 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
National Biodiversity Planning to Support the Implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Yemen Biodiversity 2012-04-02 CEO Approved 220,000 USD 78,000 USD
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-06-26 CEO Approved 14,000 USD 0
Enabling activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs):National Implementation Plan for Republic of Yemen POPs 2002-05-22 2005-12-31 Project Closure 470,000 USD 30,000 USD
Coastal Zone Management along the Gulf of Aden Biodiversity 1999-06-09 IA Approved 750,000 USD 540,000 USD
Protection of Marine Ecosystems of the Red Sea Coast International Waters 1992-05-01 1999-05-26 Project Closure 2,800,000 USD 0
Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Biodiversity of Socotra Archipelago Biodiversity 1996-10-01 2003-05-01 Project Closure 4,969,700 USD 8,013,200 USD
Leopards and Landscapes: Using a Flagship Species to Strengthen Conservation in the Republic of Yemen Biodiversity 2010-11-17 Cancelled 2,560,000 USD 2,900,000 USD
Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT and Strengthening of National Vector Control Capabilities in Middle East and North Africa POPs 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 5,563,114 USD 8,416,402 USD
Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Strategic Ecosystem Management International Waters 2010-06-08 Council Approved 3,100,000 USD 35,000,000 USD
Promotion of Strategies to Reduce Unintentional Production of POPs in the PERSGA Coastal Zone POPs 2008-10-07 2011-10-31 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 2,030,000 USD
Enhancing Conservation of the Critical Network of Sites of Wetlands Required by Migratory Waterbirds on the African/Eurasian Flyways. Biodiversity 2003-11-21 2010-12-01 Project Completion 6,350,000 USD 6,765,045 USD
Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme(SAP) for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden International Waters 1997-11-01 2005-06-30 Project Closure 19,340,000 USD 25,650,000 USD
Assessment of Capacity Building Needs and Country Specific Priorities in Biodiversity Biodiversity 2000-11-30 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 40,000 USD
MENARID - Adaptation to Climate Change Using Agrobiodiversity Resources in the Rainfed Highlands of Yemen Climate Change 2007-11-16 CEO Endorsed 4,200,000 USD 4,080,000 USD
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Climate Change 2009-06-25 Council Approved 4,500,000 USD 10,000,000 USD
Yemen Geothermal Development Project Climate Change 2008-06-23 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 1,100,000 USD
Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development Climate Change 2004-12-22 2008-06-30 Project Closure 999,232 USD 1,001,643 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environment Management Multi Focal Area 2003-12-31 IA Approved 225,000 USD 25,000 USD
Protected Areas Management Biodiversity 1999-04-02 2005-06-30 Project Closure 765,000 USD 680,000 USD
Enabling Yemen to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1997-05-19 IA Approved 195,700 USD 0
Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan, and the Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1996-09-19 IA Approved 290,000 USD 0

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme