Protected Areas


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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 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2017

Capacity building of institutions, CBOs and civil society from the perspective of promoting scientific research and biodiversity conservation of national and international
2012 - 2016 $820,000
2013 $20,000 1.1) Assessment and adaptation of capacity-building strategies for concerned stakeholders through the establishment and operation of protected area that are based on the values ​​and ethics of volunteering
2016 $300,000 1.2) Operational capacity-building of responsible institutions for environmental management to increase efficiency.
2016 $400,000 1.3) Development of competencies for broad voluntary participation of village communities
2014 $100,000 1.4) Establishment of voluntary structures responsible for co-management of protected areas
2017 1.5) Civil society capacity-building for their effective commitment in protected area co-management
Establishment and operationalization of two national networks of terrestrial protected areas and expanded to wider landscape and the framework and management tools.
2012 - 2017 $2,060,000
2014 $60,000 2.1) Pursue ecosystem diagnostics and choose representative areas
2014 $100,000 2.2) Implementation of complementary programs for biotic resources inventory of protected areas, including the development of a database
2015 $100,000 2.3) Development and adoption of regulatory tools
2012 - 2020 $600,000 2.4) Development and mainstreaming of management tools for protected areas
2017 $500,000 2.5) Implementation of action plans for priority conservation targets through the establishment of efficient monitoring systems for protected areas
2015 $200,000 2.6) Increase awareness to biodiversity conservation in Comores and promote voluntary work as a strategic element of local development
2017 $400,000 2.7) Materialization of delineation, zoning and parking in protected areas
2014 $100,000 2.8) Development of legislation and regulations establishing and managing protected areas
Improving ecosystem resilience and adaptive capacity to climate change at all levels through sustainable land management, natural forests and ecosystems in coastal and marine areas protected area extended to larger landscapes.
2012 - 2017 $1,600,000
2017 $500,000 3.1) Achievement of demonstration projects on innovative policy addressing climate change, loss of biodiversity, land degradation and integrated management of coastal areas
2017 $600,000 3.2) Promote soil restoration and the reconstitution of watersheds and rivers and lakes in protected areas and the rehabilitation of forest cover
2017 $200,000 3.3) Appropriation of good agricultural practices to increase agricultural productivity in protected areas
2017 $300,000 3.4) Efficient control of deforestation, marine resources, and mangroves degradation in protected areas
Development of alternative consistent with the conservation objectives of protected areas and appropriate technology to facilitate social acceptance of protected areas.
2013 - 2017 $2,040,000
2017 $40,000 4.1) Update socio-economic, organizational and regulatory studies on protected areas
2017 $400,000 4.2) Development of medicinal and aromatic species and crops known in botanical gardens for conservation, dissemination and use
2017 $1,000,000 4.3) Establishment of alternative income-generating activities enabling the sustainable use of natural resources
2017 $400,000 4.4) Conservation and promotion of important agricultural species and breeds as well as genotypic materials unique to the Comoros or to the sub-region and ensure that the adaptive potential of these crops are preserved
2017 $200,000 4.5) Promote seed banks as research support to ensure awareness and demonstrate the benefits of cropping and livestock systems
Developing the capacity to assess needs of sustainable finance for protected areas, the establishment and operationalization of an environmental trust fund.
2014 - 2017 $2,105,000
2014 $20,000 5.1) Develop a capacity-building strategy for the implementation and management of a trust fund and its revenues
2016 $20,000 5.2) Capacities development for Protected Areas Trust Fund management
2017 $10,000 5.3) Implementation of institutional structures responsible for the establishment and operations of the environmental trust Fund
2016 $15,000 5.4) Establish the operational framework for the Trust Fund
2017 $2,000,000 5.5) Mobilize investment capital for Trust Fund, through sensitization and mobilization of domestic and international community seeking co-financing, and place into an account
2017 $15,000 5.6) Specification of the available investment options and development of financial strategy principles
2017 $10,000 5.7) Specification of the Fund's mechanisms and management
2017 $15,000 5.8) Specification of the operational and management structure for profit generation by the Fund

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Aménagement et renforcement de l’acceptabilité sociale de l’aire protégée du Karthala sur l’île de la Grande Comore 03 02 2011 Not Funded $300,000 USD $100,000.00