Ecuador

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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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 1 - Just started, limited 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
6
steps
23
timeframe
2012 - 2016
cost
$5,542,000

Update conservation gap analysis for the National Protected Areas System
2012 - 2013 $115,000
2012 $40,000 Develop the methodology to update the gap analysis
2012 $75,000 Update conservation gap analysis
Increase ecosystem representativeness through the incorporation of protected areas in other sub-systems of the NPAS
2012 - 2016 $868,000
2012 $15,000 Approve guidelines for the incorporation of private PAs to NPAS.
2012 $15,000 Approve guidelines for the incorporation of community areas to SNAP.
2012 - 2016 $365,000 Incorporate autonomous government areas to NPAS.
2012 - 2013 $20,000 Incorporate private areas to NPAS
2012 - 2014 $250,000 Incorporate community areas to NPAS
2012 - 2016 $203,000 Studies for declaration of new areas for subsystems to NPAS
Integrate marine and costal protected areas through other forms of conservation
2012 - 2016 $1,500,000
2013 $15,000 Approve the legal regulations for incorporating connectivity corridors as another form of conservation.
2016 $75,000 Recognition of terrestrial and coastal marine connectivity corridors
2016 $1,410,000 Implementation of activities in connectivity corridors
Strengthen participatory mechanisms for protected areas management
2012 - 2016 $475,000
2013 $20,000 Create legal instruments for the participation of other actors in PA management
2015 $25,000 Undertake negotiation and consensus activities for the participation of other actors.
2016 $430,000 Monitor the implementation of participation models
Strengthen policies, legal instruments and procedures for protected areas management
2012 - 2014 $2,184,000
2013 $50,000 Develop the legal regulations of protected areas in line with the Constitution and the Organic Environmental Code.
2016 $225,000 Develop and implement tools for assessing management effectiveness of protected areas and NPAS.
2016 $599,000 Develop and update the PA management plans based on the established format (incorporating climate change as a variable).
2016 $960,000 Develop and implement control and monitoring system for protected areas.
2016 $350,000 Develop and implement the system of biological monitoring in protected areas.
Implement mechanisms for the financial sustainability of NPAS
2012 - 2016 $400,000
2013 $50,000 Update NPAS' financial sustainability strategy
2015 $250,000 Implement business plans in protected areas.
2014 $20,000 Implement processes for tourist services management by third parties in protected areas.
2016 $80,000 Implement other financial sustainability mechanisms

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme