Antigua and Barbuda

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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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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 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 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
17
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$4,340,000

Developing sustainable financing methods for Protected Areas in Antigua and Barbuda.
2012 - 2020 $1,200,000
2013 $200,000 4.1) Complete a protected areas valuation study for the system of protected areas developed for Antigua and Barbuda
2020 $500,000 4.2) Developing and implementing a financing system for protected areas which involves the use of renewable energy production
2013 $200,000 4.3) Introducing the use of incentives and user fee systems to ensure sustainable financing of protected areas for Antigua and Barbuda
2013 $300,000 4.4) Establish a protected areas trust fund to be used in the sustainable management of protected areas
Completing the revision of the System Plan
2012 $600,000
2012 $320,000 1.1) Completing additional data collection on proposed and existing protected areas
2012 $120,000 1.2) Declaration of key proposed protected areas based on national and IUCN categories
2012 $160,000 1.3) Establishing Biodiversity Corridors
2012 1.4) Completing the Systems plan and submitting same for Cabinet approval
Implementing the Legislation that addresses the issue of Protected Areas
2012 - 2013 $40,000
2012 2.1) Meeting with the minister for Formal presentation of the Environmental Management and Protection Bill (2011) (EPMB)
2012 2.2) Presentation of Environment Protection and Management Bill to the Attorney General’s Office for review
2012 2.3) Submission of EPMB to parliament for approval
2013 $40,000 2.4) Enactment of the EPMB into law
Developing the capacity to manage Protected Areas in Antigua and Barbuda
2012 - 2020 $2,500,000
2013 $200,000 3.1) Establishing a Protected Areas Centralized Agency for Protected Areas Management
2020 $200,000 3.2) Complete ongoing training programs for the development of technical capacity in protected areas management
2020 $1,000,000 3.3) Hire Staff for existing protected areas (over three years)
2020 $500,000 3.4) Acquire necessary equipment etc for effective protected areas management
2015 $600,000 3.5) Develop and implement management plans and public awareness plans for all legally declared protected areas in Antigua and Barbuda

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme