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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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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
3.1: 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Strengthen the management of the Sapo National Park, Grebo National Forest, Grand Kru-River Gee National Forest, East Nimba Nature Reserve and the Lake Piso Sustainable Multiple Use Reserve
2013 - 2018 $4,000,000
2018 $1,500,000 1.1) Management teams carry out and improve key management activities such as surveillance, biomonitoring, sensitization and local development around the protected areas to contribute to effective conservation of key species and biodiversity
2018 $2,500,000 1.2) Management teams are well trained and fully equipped to shield the protected areas from intruders and illegal activities.
Strengthen the process of the establishment of proposed protected areas and the creation of National Parks in Liberia
2013 - 2017 $2,500,000
2017 $500,000 2.1) Comprehensive management plans and their implementation for newly created protected areas and national parks result in increased biodiversity protection
2017 $1,500,000 2.2) The protected area network of the transboundary is reinforced and become operational National Parks between Cote Dā€™ Ivoire, Guinea, Serra Leone and Liberia
2017 $500,000 2.3) Improved potential of meeting up with CBD quest to conserve 10% of Liberian land space
Establish and monitor new or already existing landscape corridors
2013 - 2020 $1,500,000
2020 $1,500,000 6.1) Increase connectivity of protected areas and effective protection of new and already existing corridors allow for genetic exchange of key species and increased forest cover
Education, Public Awareness and Capacity Building on Biodiversity Conservation
2013 - 2020 $1,750,000
2020 $500,000 3.1) Produce thousands of brochures, and other educational material on the importance of PA , biodiversity and its conservation
2020 $500,000 3.2) Carry out massive and sustained public awareness using popular media in each of the PAs
2020 $250,000 3.3) Publish proceedings of public education and awareness
2020 $500,000 3.4) Target national school system and universities for awareness activities including curriculum revision to reflect the importance of PAs
Ensure Land Tenure Reform and the strengthening of local institutions and administration
2013 - 2020 $1,000,000
2020 $250,000 4.1) Develop and enact comprehensive laws clarifying ownership, access and use of land around protected areas is set up
2020 $500,000 4.2) Strengthen local institutions in resource governance and land administration around protected areas
2020 $250,000 4.3) Document and integrate indigenous knowledge and skills about the conservation/protection of PAs
Reduce the threat to biodiversity in the protected areas through the establishment of sustainable livelihood support projects and income generation
2013 - 2020
2020 5.1) Diversify and sustainable sources of livelihood and cash income
2020 5.2) Develop schemes for payments of ecosystem services are identified and operational
2020 5.3) Train thousands of community members in sustainable livelihood, agro-forestry schemes and biodiversity conservation
2020 5.4) Increase participation (about 30%) of PA communities in protected areas management and biodiversity-conscious activities

GEF Projects

Liberia is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 8 countries : Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
SPWA-CC: GEF Strategic Program for West Africa: Energy Component (PROGRAM) Climate Change 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Combating Living Resource Depletion and Coastal Area Degradation in the Guinea Current LME through Ecosystem-based Regional Actions International Waters 2003-11-21 2011-06-30 Under Implementation 21,449,184 USD 33,871,292 USD
Support to GEF Eligible Parties (LDCs & SIDs) for the Revision of the NBSAPs and Development of Fifth National Report to the CBD - Phase 1 Biodiversity 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 6,798,000 USD 6,500,000 USD
Support to GEF Eligible Parties for Alignment of National Action Programs and Reporting Process under UNCCD Land Degradation 2012-06-07 CEO Endorsed 2,830,000 USD 2,750,000 USD
Mano River Union Ecosystem Conservation and International Water Resources Management (IWRM) Project Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 6,336,364 USD 25,000,000 USD
Piloting Integrated Processes and Approaches to Facilitate National Reporting to Rio Conventions Multi Focal Area 2009-02-11 IA Approved 770,000 USD 500,000 USD
West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP) International Waters 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 16,050,000 USD 0 USD
Preparation of a National Adaptation Plan of Action (NAPA) Climate Change 2003-12-22 2009-07-07 Project Completion 200,000 USD 27,000 USD
Establishing the Basis for Biodiversity Conservation on Sapo National Park and in South-East Liberia Biodiversity 2004-11-12 2011-07-31 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 1,439,000 USD
Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change by Mainstreaming Adaption Concerns into Agricultural Sector Development in Liberia Climate Change 2010-07-19 CEO Endorsed 2,456,500 USD 6,080,000 USD
Lighting One Million Lives in Liberia Climate Change 2011-11-09 IA Approved 1,454,540 USD 4,050,000 USD
Liberia's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, and Country Report to the COP Biodiversity 2001-12-14 IA Approved 256,000 USD 0
Enabling activities to facilitate early action on the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Liberia POPs 2003-01-27 IA Approved 372,000 USD 0
Support to Preparation of the Second National Biosafety Reports to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-Africa Biodiversity 2011-05-16 CEO Approved 993,950 USD 840,000 USD
AFLDC:Capacity Strengthening and Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plans (NIPs) in African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of the ECOWAS Subregion POPs 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 8,000,000 USD 8,400,000 USD
SPWA-CC Promoting Coherence, Integration and Knowledge Management under Energy Component of SPWA Climate Change 2010-01-26 CEO Approved 700,000 USD 700,000 USD
Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC Climate Change 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 11,330,000 USD 2,013,500 USD
Demonstration of Effectiveness of Diversified, Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Interventions, and Strengthening National Capacity for Innovative Implementation of Integrated Vector Management (IVM) for Disease Prevention and Control in the WHO AFRO Region POPs 2012-06-07 Council Approved 15,491,700 USD 118,720,000 USD
SPWA-BD: GEF Program in West Africa: Sub-component on Biodiversity Biodiversity 2008-11-13 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0
Conservation Priority-Setting for the Upper Guinea Forest Ecosystems, West Africa Biodiversity 1998-05-08 2001-03-31 Project Closure 742,000 USD 207,000 USD
SPWA-CC Installation of multi purpose mini-hydro infrastructure (for energy & irrigation ) Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 1,818,182 USD 3,940,000 USD
Support the Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework of Liberia Biodiversity 2009-05-11 CEO Approved 577,679 USD 530,000 USD
Capacity Needs Assessment for the Implementation of Liberia's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and Country Driven CHM Support Biodiversity 2008-08-07 CEO Approved 194,000 USD 19,000 USD
Consolidation of Liberia's Protected Area Network Biodiversity 2007-04-12 2011-04-15 Under Implementation 806,000 USD 6,630,000 USD
Enhancing Resilience of Vulnerable Coastal Areas to Climate Change Risks Climate Change 2009-03-26 CEO Endorsed 3,000,000 USD 2,900,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2004-01-09 2005-03-31 Project Closure 215,000 USD 19,500 USD
Strengthening Liberia?s Capability to Provide Climate Information and Services to Enhance Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change. Climate Change CEO PIF Clearance 6,730,000 USD 28,428,289 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Support to the Liberian Protected Area Network through Strengthening Management Capacity and Livelihood Support 11 05 2010 Not Funded $13,500,000 USD $0.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme