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Evaluation Tool for Protected Areas Management Effectiveness (FAUC in Portuguese): methodology, application, results.

Ministry of Environment in Brazil/Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA) and UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre

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)

Over the last 10 years significant effort has been put in place to assess management effectiveness of protected areas in Brazil. Several methodologies have been developed and applied in a wide range of PAs in the country. In order to meet the national context, the Brazilian Government has recently developed the FAUC - Evaluation Tool for Protected Areas Effectiveness, which has already been applied in 80 Protected Areas of the ARPA programme with participation of more than 150 Protected Areas managers. This side event, organized by the Ministry of Environment in Brazil in collaboration with the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, will present the progress and future plans in evaluating PAME in Brazil and will present launch the FAUC tool, discussing methodology, application and results. Created in 2003 by the Brazilian government for the conservation of a significant sample of Amazonian biodiversity, the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA) has developed a range of best practices concerning the management of Protected Areas in Brazil. The ARPA Program is coordinated by the Ministry of the Environment and implemented by a technical and financial partnership with Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, state governments, the Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity FUNBIO and donor institutions. During the first 4 years, the Program has been provided with US$ 81,5 million from the Global Environmental Facility/World Bank, WWF-Brazil and KfW, along with the Brazilian government. In addition to that, the program receives technical cooperation from GTZ.