Jamaica

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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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
13
steps
0
timeframe
2012 - 2017
cost
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Full and effective participation by 2017 of local communities and relevant stakeholders, in the management of existing, and the establishment and management of new, protected areas.
2013 - 2017
By 2017, financial, technical and other resources to meet the basic costs to effectively implement and manage 40% of protected areas are secured from both national and international sources.
2012 - 2017
By 2017, frameworks for monitoring, evaluating and reporting protected areas management effectiveness at sites and the national system of protected areas adopted and implemented.
2013 - 2017
By 2017, standards, criteria, and best practices for planning, selecting, establishing, managing and governance of the national system of protected areas and relevant joint regime areas are developed and adopted.
2014 - 2017
By 2017, capacity building programmes and initiatives are implemented to develop knowledge and skills at individual, community and institutional levels, and raise professional standards.
2012 - 2017
By 2017 public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the importance and benefits of protected areas is significantly increased.
2012 - 2017
By 2017, effective mechanisms for identifying and preventing, and/or mitigating the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas are in place.
2012 - 2017
Scientific knowledge relevant to protected areas is further developed as a contribution to their establishment, effectiveness, and management.
2012 - 2017
By 2017, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and policies for protected areas defined, developed and implemented.
2014 - 2017
By 2017, (percentage of) marine and terrestrial protected areas are integrated into the National Spatial Plan and ecological connectivity will be established within three sites.
2013 - 2017
By 2017 review and revise policies as appropriate, including use of social and economic valuation and incentives, to provide a supportive enabling environment for more effective establishment of protected areas and management of protected areas and the p
2012 - 2017
Ten protected areas have effective management in existence by 2020 using participatory and science-based site planning processes that incorporate clear biodiversity objectives, targets, management strategies and monitoring programmes, and a long-term mana
2012 - 2017
By 2017, conservation goals set for selected marine, fresh-water and terrestrial targets in the NEGAR met and heritage sites (see Appendix 10).
2012 - 2017

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme