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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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 4 - Activity completed 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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 4 - Activity completed 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 4 - Activity completed 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

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
6
steps
17
timeframe
2012
cost
$222,100,000

Develop management plans for protected areas in order to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity at these areas;
2015 - 2020 $2,500,000
2015 $2,500,000 1.1) Develop management plans for at least 250 Natura 2000 sites
2020 1.2) Develop management plans for at least 50% of the nationally protected areas
2020 1.3) Promulgate in legislation the developed management plans of protected sites
Expand transboundary protected areas
2012 - 2015 $800,000
2012 $800,000 2.1) In order to establish the Mura-Drava-Danube Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Hungary and Croatia have submitted the nomination documents to the UNESCO and plan to carry out joint projects
2015 2.2) In order to establish the Mura-Drava-Danube Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve a pentalateral agreement (Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia) was concluded in 2011 and the establishment is supported by a Coordination Board
2012 2.3) Establish the “Körös-ér” transboundary protected landscape area
2012 - 2020 2.4) Regular cooperation regarding the common protected sites of the Neusiedler See/Seewinkel National Park (Austria) and Fertő-Hanság National Park (Hungary), continuous
Restore key degraded habitats
2020 $218,800,000
2020 $14,800,000 3.1) Bird-friendly conversion of power lines according to the agreement signed by MRD, Birdlife Hungary and Hungarian electric companies
2020 $204,000,000 3.2) Restore degraded wetland areas
2020 3.3) Eradicate invasive alien species at key habitats
Increase the effectiveness of protection by local communities
2020
2020 4.1) Increase the number of protected natural areas of local importance
2020 4.2) Supervise the established protected natural areas of local importance
2020 4.3) Encourage the establishment of protected natural areas of local importance
Raise public awareness on the importance of biodiversity and protected areas
2012 - 2020
2012 - 2020 5.1) Annually organize the “week of national parks”, which is open for the wide public
2012 - 2020 5.2) Annually celebrate the Day of Birds, the World Wetlands Day, the International Biodiversity Day and important nature-related days
2012 - 2020 5.3) Participate at the Travel Exhibition and other special events such as the Fishing, Hunting and arms Exhibition, annual and continuous
Enhance the monitoring of protected areas
2012
2012 6.1) Establish the National Environmental Institute and its 12 regional offices. Their task includes the improvement of the regular nature conservation monitoring activities.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme