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UNDP/GEF Support to Implementation of CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas

United Nations Development Programme

Date and Time
23 May 2008 13:15 - 14:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

The CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA), adopted at COP-7, is the internationally agreed path towards sustainable in-situ conservation, striving to reach a global network of representative terrestrial and marine protected areas by 2010 and 2012 correspondingly. UNDP/GEF/CBD project "Supporting Country Eearly Action for CBD PoWPA", which started in July 2007, provides grants to countries, with a focus on LDCs and SIDS, to boost the implementation of key POWPA Activities. The event will showcase the implementation of the CBD PoWPA in a number of countries, discuss barriers and models in PoWPA implementation.