Guyana

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 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 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 1 - Just started, limited 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
4
steps
17
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$7,523,000

Establish and strengthen institutional framework for establishment and management of protected areas
2012 - 2013 $626,000
2012 Appoint the Board of the Directors for the Protected Areas Commission (PAC)
2012 Prepare documents for the recruitment of a Commissioner of the PAC in accordance with the Protected Areas Act, 2012
2012 $2,000 Advertise for, and appoint the Commissioner to oversee the day-to-day business, administration and operations of the PAC
2012 $620,000 Prepare documents for the recruitment of other staff positions, such as the Deputy Commissioner, Protected Areas Officers, Administrators and Rangers of the Commission.
2012 - 2013 $4,000 Advertise for, and recruit persons to fill the required staff positions at the PAC
Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management
2012 - 2015 $1,275,000
2013 - 2015 $50,000 Evaluate and update existing management plans as necessary
2012 - 2013 $25,000 Develop new plans for existing protected areas
2012 - 2013 $1,200,000 Provide infrastructure and other support for the management of protected areas
Improve Capacity Building for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas
2012 - 2015 $620,000
2012 Source funding the implementation of capacity building activities at the national and local levels
2012 - 2013 Source Trainers
2013 - 2014 Develop capacity building programmes for implementation
2014 - 2015 $620,000 Execute programmes at the national and local levels
Ensure that protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas are financially sustainable
2012 - 2020 $5,002,000
2012 Appoint the Board of the Directors for the Protected Areas Trust Fund (PATF)
2012 Prepare documents for the recruitment of a Fund Administrator
2013 $2,000 Advertise for, and appoint the Fund Administrator to provide investment advice and investment management practices
2013 $5,000,000 Set up the PATF
2015 - 2020 Apply for funding from the PATF

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme