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 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
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
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
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

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme