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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 4 - Activity completed 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 4 - Activity completed 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 4 - Activity completed 2
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 4 - Activity completed 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Identification of sites to protect and their geographical location
2012 - 2020
Establishment of a program and tools to enhance landscape management
2012 - 2020

GEF Projects

Algeria is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 5 countries : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
MED Sustainable Governance and Knowledge Generation International Waters 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 3,100,000 USD 6,600,000 USD
MENA - Desert Ecosystems and Livelihoods Program MENA-DELP) Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 21,200,928 USD 226,200,000 USD
Support to GEF Eligible Parties for Alignment of National Action Programs and Reporting Process under UNCCD Land Degradation 2012-06-07 CEO Endorsed 2,830,000 USD 2,750,000 USD
World Bank-GEF Investment Fund for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Partnership, Tranche 1, 1st Allocation Multi Focal Area 2006-08-28 Council Approved 0 USD 90,000,000 USD
MENARID Reducing Risks to the Sustainable Management of the North West Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS) International Waters 2008-04-29 IA Approved 1,000,000 USD 1,641,140 USD
Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water (GloBallast Partnerships) International Waters 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 6,387,840 USD 17,701,939 USD
Supporting Capacity Building for the Elaboration of National Reports and Country Profiles by African Parties to the UNCCD Land Degradation 2004-06-08 2005-06-30 Project Closure 900,000 USD 900,000 USD
Protection of the North West Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS) and related humid zones and ecosystems International Waters 2002-12-18 2006-06-30 Project Closure 600,000 USD 816,000 USD
Participatory Management of Plant Genetic Resources in Oases of the Maghreb Biodiversity 1998-03-30 IA Approved 3,078,764 USD 3,500,000 USD
Building Capacity in the Maghreb to Respond to the Challenges and Opportunities Created by National Response to the Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate Change 1993-05-01 IA Approved 2,500,000 USD 0
Assessment of Capacity Building Needs and Country Specific Priorities in Biological Diversity (add on) Biodiversity 2001-05-11 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2001-08-21 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
MENARID Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity and Sustainable Use of Ecosystem Services in Algeria?s Cultural Parks Multi Focal Area 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 5,387,142 USD 10,022,858 USD
National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Environmenal Management Multi Focal Area 2003-07-25 IA Approved 198,000 USD 60,000 USD
Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management Biodiversity 2000-02-16 IA Approved 750,000 USD 1,373,000 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Globally Significant Biodiversity in the Tassili and Ahaggar National Parks Biodiversity 2002-05-17 2010-06-30 Project Completion 3,720,620 USD 2,550,100 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1997-03-03 IA Approved 230,500 USD 0
World Bank-GEF Investment Fund for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem Partnership, Tranche 1, 2nd Installment International Waters 2007-06-14 Council Approved 5,450,000 USD 45,000,000 USD
MENARID Integrated Nature Resources Management in the Middle East and North Africa Region (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
MED Integration of Climatic Variability and Change into National Strategies to Implement the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean International Waters 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 2,454,545 USD 7,000,000 USD
MED Mediterranean Environmental Sustainable Development Program "Sustainable MED" International Waters 2009-06-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
MENARID Cross Cutting M & E Functions and Knowledge Management for INRM within the MENARID Programme Framework Land Degradation 2008-05-05 PPG Approved 727,270 USD 1,600,000 USD
Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem-Regional Component: Implementation of Agreed Actions for the Protection of the Environmental Resources of the Mediterranean Sea and Its Coastal Areas Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 13,591,000 USD 29,607,200 USD
Conservation and Adaptive Management of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Biodiversity 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 4,225,000 USD 14,500,000 USD
Determination of Priority Actions for the Further Elaboration and Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Mediterranean Sea International Waters 1998-03-30 2006-06-30 Project Closure 6,290,000 USD 4,185,000 USD
Monitoring of Greenhouse Gases Including Ozone Climate Change 1991-05-01 IA Approved 4,800,000 USD 1,200,000 USD
Oil Pollution Management Project for the Southwest Mediterranean Sea International Waters 1992-04-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 19,100,000 USD 1,740,000 USD
Integrated Approach for Zero Emission Project Development in the New Town of Boughzoul Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 8,402,000 USD 22,000,000 USD
Environmentally Sound Management of POPs and Destruction of PCBs Wastes POPs 2011-11-09 Council Approved 6,300,000 USD 19,550,000 USD
National Biodiversity Planning to Support the implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Algeria Biodiversity 2012-05-29 CEO Approved 220,000 USD 321,600 USD
Enabling Activities to Facilitate Early Action on the Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Algeria POPs 2001-11-14 IA Approved 494,000 USD 0
Participation in the Clearing House Mechanism of the CBD Biodiversity 1998-11-18 CEO Approved 14,000 USD 0
Elaboration of a National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan Climate Change 1998-01-22 IA Approved 194,670 USD 0
El Kala National Park and Wetlands Complex Management Biodiversity 1991-05-01 1999-06-30 Project Closure 9,319,950 USD 2,360,000 USD

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  • United Nations Environment Programme