Belarus

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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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
3
steps
17
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$589,000

Creation of environment for а Program Work on Protected Areas
2012 - 2015 $4,000
2015 1.1) Analysis and integration of the international standards in management of PA with legislative mechanisms
2014 1.2) The ratification of Bern convention and harmonization of national legislation
2013 $4,000 1.3) Developing and approving methods of cost estimate of ecosystems services and cost estimate of biological diversity
Development of the PA system and management
2012 - 2020 $335,000
2014 $120,000 2.1) Implementing the Scheme of rational placement of specially protected natural sites of the republican importance up to January 1, 2015
2015 $50,000 2.2) Developing a draft scheme of the National Environmental Network with due consideration of the Common European Environmental Network
2014 $5,000 2.3) Working out a draft National strategy of the development of the specially protected natural sites system
2014 $10,000 2.4) Creating an efficient system of protected areas that is representatively inclusive of all types of standard ecological systems in the Republic of Belarus and that takes into account the areas of socio-economic development of the regions and developin
2013 $100,000 2.5) Providing of inventory of PA for identification of modern status and valuable for items of them creation
2013 $10,000 2.6) Working out the scheme of wild animals migration routes
2020 2.7) Working and carrying out plans of controlling specially protected natural sites of international importance
2013 $20,000 2.8) Forming a list of typical and rare biotopes in the territory of the Republic of Belarus
2015 2.9) Optimizing the system of state authorities and other agencies, including state nature protection institutions that carry out management in the sphere of specially protected areas
2014 $20,000 2.10) Training professionals in the sphere of specially protected areas, as well as upgrading the skills of employees working for state institutions who carry out public administration in protected areas, and state nature protection institutions
2015 2.11) Ensuring management of protected areas on the basis of management plans, action plans for preserving rare and endangered wild animals and wild-growing plants
Developing the monitoring system and control of implementation legislation
2012 - 2020 $250,000
2020 3.1) Growth of the experience of management authorities in sphere of control implementation ecological legislation
2020 $200,000 3.2) Development of the monitoring system and research methodology on PA in accordance with international standards
2020 $50,000 3.3) Working out express methods of indicating changes in the condition and stability of species and ecosystems in case of man-made changes in habitat

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme