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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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
4
steps
16
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$680,000

Strengthen planning and management of the National System of Protected Areas.
2015 - 2020 $18,500
2015 $10,000 Identify representation gaps and incorporate the results into the design of SNAP's spatial structure.
2018 $2,500 Provide technical and methodological tools for planning and evaluation.
2020 $3,500 Evaluate the effectiveness of management at the level of SNAP.
2020 $2,500 Promote proposals for the creation and legal recognition of protected areas and their administrations.
Develop more extensive and comprehensive coordinated management approaches.
2015 - 2020 $370,000
2015 $20,000 Increase coverage of coastal - marine and other underrepresented ecosystems.
2018 $250,000 Strengthen coordinated management for the protection and effective management of larger areas.
2020 $100,000 Promote other coordinated protection tools for terrestrial and coastal-marine areas.
Improve financial mechanisms to fund management and sustainable functioning of SNAP.
2015 - 2020 $265,500
2015 $5,000 Conduct surveys at the level of SNAP on various sources of income in protected areas.
2015 $4,500 Assess the financial sustainability of SNAP.
2018 $2,500 Develop economic valuation and environmental services analysis in selected areas.
2019 $3,500 Develop proposals for a Strategic Financial Plan and a Payment for Environmental Services System based on the environmental goods and services offered by protected areas.
2020 $250,000 Propose alternatives and sustainable productive activities that generate income and reduce impacts through pilot projects.
Incorporating climate change in protected area management.
2015 - 2020 $26,000
2015 $5,000 Conduct surveys and identify risks and impacts of each protected area to the effects of climate change
2018 $5,500 Develop a climate change strategy in PAs and monitor its implementation.
2020 $5,500 Design a system for monitoring the effects of climate change.
2020 $10,000 Conduct risk assessments at the level of SNAP

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme