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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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
5
steps
23
timeframe
2012 - 2018
cost
$8,125,000

Capacity building and public awareness (goal 3.3 & 3.5)
2012 - 2018 $6,295,000
2012 - 2020 $25,000 3.1) Capacity need assessment
2012 - 2020 $1,500,000 3.2) Establishment of Biodiversity Research and Training Center
2012 - 2020 $120,000 3.3) Development of modules and facilitation of courses
2012 - 2020 $50,000 3.4) Procurement of tools
2012 - 2020 3.5) Refreshment training for lecturers
2012 - 2020 $200,000 3.6) Specialized and postgraduate training for project staff and DPWM
2012 - 2020 $2,000,000 3.7) Establishment of an Advisory Committee for BRTC $30
2012 - 2020 $1,000,000 3.8) Construction of offices
2012 - 2020 $1,000,000 3.9) Budget for strengthening PA operation $400
2012 - 2020 $300,000 3.10) Environmental Olympic Competition amongst stakeholders
2012 - 2020 $100,000 3.11) Public awareness and sensitization
Community livelihood and benefit sharing (goal 2.1)
2012 - 2018
Biodiversity restoration and climate change resilience (goal 1.5)
2012 - 2018
PA Governance and Participation (goal 2.1 & 2.2)
2012 - 2018 $280,000
2012 - 2020 $145,000 1.1) GamPan congresses, quarterly meetings and committee meetings
2012 - 2020 $30,000 1.2) GamPan education and exchange visits
2012 - 2020 $25,000 1.3) Park committee meetings
2012 - 2020 $50,000 1.4) Designation and management of ICCAs
2012 - 2020 $30,000 1.5) Resource policing and benefit sharing
PA Network and Integration (goal 1.1, 1.2 & 1.3)
2012 - 2018 $1,550,000
2012 - 2020 $50,000 2.1) Ecological gap assessment and analysis
2012 - 2020 $300,000 2.2) Designation of atleast two more national parks, biosphere reserve and corridors
2012 - 2020 $25,000 2.3) Negotiation for the designation of a park for peace
2012 - 2020 $150,000 2.4) Expansion of PAs where necessary
2012 - 2020 $15,000 2.5) Provide signpost, billboard, interpretation post etc
2012 - 2020 $10,000 2.6) Facilitate ESMP, EIA,SEA,METT,RAPPAM etc
2012 - 2020 $1,000,000 2.7) Procurement of twelve 4@4 Toyota vehicles and other office buy-outs

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Far West African Challenge: Strengthening protected areas to preserve biodiversity, address climate change and secure livelihoods 20 05 2011 Not Funded $36,900,000 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme