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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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, (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 public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the importance and benefits of protected areas is significantly increased.
2012 - 2017
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, 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, 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, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and policies for protected areas defined, developed and implemented.
2014 - 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