Sri Lanka

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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 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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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 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 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
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
4
steps
24
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$2,119,000

Further identification of ecologically and economically important representative ecosystem and declare for conservation
2013 - 2020 $767,000
2014 $152,000 2.1) Identification of new biodiversity and economically rich areas by the gap assessment
2014 $114,000 2.2) Conducting economic valuation for already identified and new areas
2014 $152,000 2.3) Assess and prioritize the areas identified based on their economic and ecological sensitivity
2020 $30,500 2.4) Preparation of Management plans
2020 $303,500 2.5) Implementing the above Mgt. Plans
2012 - 2020 $7,500 2.6) Form stakeholder committees for individual protected areas
2016 $7,500 2.7) Take legal / policy measures
Establishment of micro biodiversity hotspots and connected among those with natural or manmade corridors
2013 - 2020 $698,500
2015 $152,000 3.1) Gathering data from the database on Fauna and Flora of the country
2015 $114,000 3.2) Overlaying the species data over the protected area map to identify the in-country micro biodiversity hotspots.
2015 $76,000 3.3) Identification of the governance types of the micro hotspots and the corridors connecting.
2018 $7,500 3.4) Form stakeholder committees for individual protected areas
2020 $30,500 3.5) Preparation of Management plans
2020 $303,500 3.6) Implementing the above Mgt. Plans
2016 $15,000 3.7) Take legal / policy measures
do a detailed assessment on the prospective protected areas which are not governed by government and legal identification
2013 - 2020 $481,500
2015 $64,500 4.1) Identification of protected areas which are not governed by government
2015 $15,000 4.2) Do the assessment on governance types in detail
2013 $7,500 4.3) Form small stakeholder committees on private governed lands
2018 $152,000 4.4) Preparation of Management Plans
2020 $227,500 4.5) Implementing the above Management Plans
2016 $15,000 4.6) Take legal /policy measures
updating the present gap analysis and incorporating climate change to the gap analysis for identification of gaps in protected area network
2013 - 2014 $172,000
2013 $114,000 1.1) Identification of most vulnerable and most resistance species
2012 - 2020 1.2) Taking more representative sampling
2013 $38,000 1.3) Gathering data and analysis
2014 $20,000 1.4) Reporting

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme