Burundi

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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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 4 - Activity completed 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 4 - Activity completed 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 4 - Activity completed 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 4 - Activity completed 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
9
steps
27
timeframe
2012 - 2016
cost
$3,575,000

Increase coverage of protected areas up to 15% of national territory
2014 - 2016 $500,000
2014 $500,000 1.1) Create new protected areas including grasslands and savannas and scrublands of eastern mountains and aquatic environments of Lake Tanganyika
Increase national and transboundary connectivity of protected areas by 3%
2014 - 2015 $1,220,000
2016 $600,000 1.2) Materialize boundaries of Burundi's protected areas
2014 $100,000 2.1) Carrying out a study to establish the connectivity between the forests of eastern Burundi including the massive Inanzegwe of Nkoma and of Birime Murore
2015 $20,000 2.2.) Develop a law for connecting management areas
2014 $500,000 2.3) Develop and implement a plan for connectivity between the forests of eastern Burundi, including the massive Inanzegwe of Nkoma, and of Birime and Murore
Reduce threats to protected areas
2013 - 2014 $160,000
2013 $50,000 3.1) Identify and quantify biological resources of protected areas
2014 $60,000 3.2) Establish rational exploitation plans of natural resources
2013 $50,000 3.3) Establish a follow-up mechanism and assessment process for undertaken actions to mitigate threats
Apply the types of governance adopted by the Government in all protected areas of Burundi
2013 - 2014 $149,000
2013 $70,000 4.1) Conduct and establish monitoring "hill" committees for protected areas as planned by law
2013 $6,000 4.2) Election of representatives to be members of the Management Committee for each protected area by community populations, as established by law
2013 $3,000 4.3) Name represents of riparian local communities as members of the Board of the INECN, as established by the law
2013 $70,000 4.4) Establish memorandum of understanding between biological resources users and conservation stakeholders, as established by law
Integrate protected areas into key sectoral policies
2012 - 2014 $230,000
2012 $50,000 5.1) Promote the law on incentives for maintaining the integrity of protected areas in Burundi
2014 $100,000 5.2) Integrate the values of protected areas and ecosystem services into national economy
2014 $80,000 5.3) Strengthen cooperation with Rwanda and Tanzania for good conservation of National Parks, including Kibira-Nyungwe Natural Reserve and Ramsar Site Malagarazi of Malagarazi
Develop management plans for all protected areas
2013 $450,000
2013 $200,000 6.1) Develop management plans for Burundi protected areas
2013 $200,000 6.2) Increase available of management tools for protected areas to conservation agents
2013 $50,000 6.3) Train conservation agents and management committee on management planning methods
Develop the skills, technology and education program for protected areas
2013 $146,000
2013 $10,000 7.1) Deploy protected area staff according to capacities
2013 $10,000 7.2) Increase the number of employees for protected areas
2013 $6,000 7.3) Train conservation agents on the implementation of New protected area ways of governance with particular focus on co-management between the states and the local communities
2013 $120,000 7.4) Develop and operate educational and environmental programs on protected areas
Increase monitoring of protected areas
2013 - 2014 $700,000
2013 $200,000 8.1) Reinforce biodiversity research services
2013 $300,000 8.2) Assess the state and evolution of protected area biodiversity
2014 $200,000 8.3) Develop biodiversity monitoring programs and follow-up on dynamics of habitats, populations and species
Set up fund raising for protected areas
2013 - 2014 $20,000
2013 $10,000 9.1) Develop and adopt a financial resources mobilization plan for protected areas
2014 $10,000 9.2) Develop a regeneration plan revenue for protected areas

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme