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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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 4 - Activity completed 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 4 - Activity completed 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
6
steps
28
timeframe
2012 - 2018
cost
$7,154,000

Integrate protected areas into broader landscapes, seascapes and other sectors
2012 - 2015 $891,000
2016 $236,000 Raise public awareness on the importance and role of conservation of protected areas and of SINAP in sustainable development
2013 $180,000 Effectively articulate planning and management of protected areas in land use planning and environmental management
2013 $195,000 Incorporate SINAP and protected areas as an environmental criteria for decision-making with regards to plans, programs, projects and activities in the productive sectors
2016 $280,000 Adapt natural resources management practices and technologies into PAs and surrounding areas, as well as in conservation corridors.
2014 Position SINAP and the costs and benefits derived from conservation with decision-makers at local, regional, national and international levels.
Strengthen and integrate national and regional protected areas systems
2012 - 2018 $730,000
2014 $110,000 Apply tools and mechanisms to promote the effective participation of different actors in the consolidation of SINAP
2014 $290,000 Consolidate a normative framework and public policies for the development of SINAP
2015 $220,000 Generate knowledge of the biological, cultural and social attributes of protected areas systems and monitor the conservation target values ​​to support decision-making about SINAP management.
2014 $110,000 Optimize administration and information flow between SINAP's different management levels.
Incorporation of climate change aspects into protected areas management
2012 - 2014 $768,000
2013 $115,000 Capacity-building in National Parks to run vulnerability analyzes in other areas of the National Parks System (SPNN for its acronym in Spanish)
2013 $118,000 Application of vulnerability analysis in 2 regions / corridors (Andes and the Caribbean for being most vulnerable) to assess vulnerability methodologies.
2013 $245,000 Application of vulnerability analysis in all areas of the system
2014 $180,000 Prioritization and vulnerability analysis in different thematic sub-system under the Regional Protected Areas System (SIRAP for its Spanish acronym): moors with mangroves, cloud forest, etc.
2014 $110,000 Generate conceptual tools to integrate climate change analysis and the practice of conservation priorities
Increase representation in coastal marine ecosystems and strengthen management.
2012 - 2015 $1,040,000
2012 - 2014 $110,000 Strengthen capacities for authorities for the establishment, planning and management of marine protected areas.
2012 - 2014 $130,000 Advance declaration process of priority sites identified for conservation in coastal marine areas.
2014 - 2015 $635,000 Implement appropriate mechanisms for monitoring and surveillance for the management of marine protected areas.
2014 - 2015 $165,000 Building strengths and skills in the teams managing marine protected areas
Gaps and conservation priorities
2012 - 2013 $2,050,000
2015 $210,000 Keep SINAP's protected areas registry updated and functioning
2013 $460,000 Build an ongoing and adaptive, multicriteria and multi-scale identification process of priority areas for "in situ" conservation of Biodiversity, in order to consolidate a single country portfolio that integrates national and regional perspectives.
2013 $240,000 Establish conservation goals for the National System of Protected Areas and the various subsystems.
2012 $110,000 Consolidate procedures at national, regional and local level for the establishment of protected areas
2015 $1,030,000 Undertake the required studies to establish conservation priorities in the oceanic zone and to incorporate fine filter criteria and climate change.
Financial sustainability
2012 - 2014 $1,675,000
2012 - 2013 $180,000 Analysis and assessment of financial gaps in SINAP's Action Plan financing, its sub-systems and protected areas.
2012 - 2014 $920,000 Develop and promote economic and financial tools (incentive payments) and mechanisms (proposals and cooperation) for the protected areas system.
2012 $175,000 Identify and standardize criteria for recording financial information in all institutions working in SINAP and structure/coordinate the flow of information.
2012 - 2013 $120,000 Identification and development of efficiency and effectiveness indicators in the investment of financial resources in protected area systems
2012 - 2014 $280,000 Development of legal tools that allow the implementation of financial strategies

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme