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 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 D’ 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
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
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

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