Lebanon

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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 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 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
4
steps
21
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$373,000

Establishment of a network of Marine protected Areas
2012 - 2020
2012 - 2020 1.1) Identification of potential MPAs
2013 1.2) Execution of Biodiversity field surveys
2013 1.3) Finalization of administrative and legal procedures for the establishment of new MPAs
2014 1.4) Establishment of new MPAs through legislations
Ensuring Financial sustainability of Protected Areas
2012 - 2020 $20,000
2013 2.1) Restructuring the PA Financial Model (through legalization of their status)
2012 - 2020 2.2) Explore Alternative Funding Mechanisms
2014 $20,000 2.3) Apply Economic Models for the Valuation of Environmental Services
2014 2.4) Diversify Sources of Funding for Protected Areas Management
Adopting diverse protected areas governance type
2012 - 2020 $35,000
2012 3.1) Issuance of a draft framework law on protected areas which regulates the establishment of protected areas on private lands
2012 - 2020 3.2) Propose a revised PA Category System for Lebanon
2013 3.3) Endorse the revised PA Category System including community conservation areas
2014 $15,000 3.4) Begin the process of reclassifying existing PAs based on new Category System
2015 $20,000 3.5) Recommend new areas and classify those areas based on the new Category System
Effective management of protected areas
2012 - 2020 $318,000
2015 $200,000 4.1) Delineate and demarcate PA boundaries
2012 - 2020 4.2) Update existing procedures and design new policies and procedures for effective PA management and operation
2012 - 2020 4.3) Develop book of specifications for the Protected Areas Management Information System
2013 $8,000 4.4) Contract Software Engineer to develop the Protected Areas Management Information System (PAMIs)
2014 $5,000 4.5) Install PAMIS software where needed, train PA staff on how to use it and provide troubleshooting
2013 $50,000 4.6) Prepare management plans for Protected Areas that do not have a plan and update existing ones
2015 $30,000 4.7) Prepare business plans for protected areas that do not have a plan and update and monitor existing business plans
2015 $25,000 4.8) Assess the performance of protected areas & take action

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme