Cook Islands

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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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 4 - Activity completed 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 4 - Activity completed 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
8
steps
4
timeframe
2012 - 2015
cost
$500,000

Formalization of the National Biodiversity Stakeholder Steering Committee
2012
Ecological Gap Assessment
2012 - 2013 $500,000
2013 $200,000 1.1) KBAs Review, PA Gap Analysis, and NIPAS Assessment
2013 $50,000 1.2) Documentation and Improvement of Database
2016 $50,000 1.3) Establishment, designation/recognition of new protected areas
2016 $200,000 1.4) Establishment of new NIPAS areas
Establishment of the Suwarrow National Park Authority
2013 - 2014
Strengthening of Suwarrow National Park Work Plan
2012 - 2013
Biodiversity Conservation Regulations
2013
Valuation Assessments
2012 - 2013
Financial Resource Trust Fund
2012 - 2013
Rarotonga Cloud Forest Reserve Park
2014 - 2015

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme