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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
1.4: 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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Strengthen the ability of future managers of protected areas (3-2)
2012 - 2020
Materializing the physical demarcation of protected areas, land security (1-3)
2012 - 2020
Implement and evaluate the effectiveness of protected area management (4-2)
2012 - 2020
Involve the local community for the management of protected areas, support for community management approaches, and involve them in all decisions (2-2)
2012 - 2020
Implement checks and surveillance of protected areas (aerial survey, mapping of threats, ...), implement the strategy (4-3, 4-4)
2012 - 2020
Manage effectively protected areas, implementing the Plan Development and Management [Investment in protected areas: conservation infrastructure, ecotourism, equipment ...] (1-4)
2012 - 2020
Improve sectoral integration of protected areas: harmonization of intersectoral activities overlap: mining, oil, land, ..., establish the integration of protected areas in the Planning (TARS and SNAT) (1-5, 1 - 2; 3-1)
2012 - 2020
Reflect on and develop the tools necessary for space management and / landscapes protected areas (1-5, 1-2, 3-1)
2012 - 2020
Develop development activities (IGAs, agricultural water ... works, implement the PGESS), and to develop the study of environmental impacts and evaluate the ESIA protected area establishment (acquisition of license): cost of development (1-5, 2-1)
2012 - 2020
Record and update the biological landmarks (DFN), making control, monitoring and surveillance of these sites (4-3, 4-4)
2012 - 2020
Establish formal technical tools on the development of biodiversity in the biological sites including Protected Areas: Payment for ecosystem services / developing environmental services (2-1, 3-4, 4-1)
2012 - 2020
Standardize and establish the index of management effectiveness of protected areas (4-2)
2012 - 2020
To study and evaluate the rate of ecosystem representation (4-3)
2012 - 2020
To study and evaluate the level of threats, establish management tools to address the direct and indirect threats (4-3, 1-5)
2012 - 2020
Integrate climate change into the planning of protected areas (1-5, 4-3, 4-4)
2012 - 2020
Consider sharing benefits in protected areas / improved research / studies to establish and implement monitoring activities in protected areas (2-1, 2-2)
2012 - 2020
Reflect and implement a strategy of crisis management within protected areas (3-5)
2012 - 2020
Raise awareness, Lobbying, inform the value of biodiversity, mobilize state authorities (3-5)
2012 - 2020
Establish biological sites of interest (AP and / or CFD) Categorization in multiple (1-1, 1-2)
2012 - 2020
Increase the priority coastal and marine sites for the protected area status (1-1)
2012 - 2020
Restore the ecologically endangered sites to fight against degradation (1-5)
2012 - 2020
Establish technical and legal tools for the financial sustainability of protected areas (financial security), establish the Business Plan (3-4)
2012 - 2020

GEF Projects

Madagascar is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 14 countries : Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
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
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
Enhancing the Conservation Effectiveness of Seagrass Ecosystems Supporting Globally Significant Populations of Dugong Across the Indian and Pacific Oceans Basins (Short Title: The Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project) Biodiversity 2012-06-07 Council Approved 5,072,272 USD 17,822,950 USD
Reducing UPOPs and Mercury Releases from the Health Sector in Africa POPs 2012-06-07 Council Approved 6,453,195 USD 25,810,000 USD
SIP PROGRAM: Strategic Investment Program for SLM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SIP) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Council Approved 2,593,673 USD 0 USD
Supporting Capacity Building for the Elaboration of National Reports and Country Profiles by African Parties to the UNCCD Land Degradation 2004-06-08 2005-06-30 Project Closure 900,000 USD 900,000 USD
Programme for the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems: Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project (ASCLMEs) International Waters 2005-09-13 IA Approved 12,923,000 USD 18,262,500 USD
Institutional Strengthening and Resource Mobilization for Mainstreaming Integrated Land and Water Management Approaches into Development Programs in Africa Multi Focal Area 2001-07-31 2008-02-28 Project Closure 1,000,000 USD 300,000 USD
Addressing Land-based Activities in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO-LaB) International Waters 2003-05-16 2010-06-01 Project Completion 4,511,140 USD 6,902,325 USD
Biodiversity Country Studies - Phase II Biodiversity 1994-06-01 1995-12-01 Project Closure 2,000,000 USD 100,000 USD
Preparation of a National Action Program to Adapt to Climate Changes Climate Change 2004-05-14 IA Approved 200,000 USD 25,000 USD
BS Support for Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework of Madagascar Biodiversity 2008-12-17 PIF Approved 613,850 USD 290,000 USD
Alignement of National Action Programme to the UNCCD 10 Years Strategy and Preparation of the Fifth Reporting and Review process Land Degradation 2012-07-10 CEO Approved 136,364 USD 150,000 USD
SIP-Watershed Management Land Degradation 2007-06-14 IA Approved 6,250,000 USD 33,149,433 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2008-01-31 IA Approved 225,000 USD 20,000 USD
Third Environment Programme Biodiversity 2003-11-21 2009-12-31 Project Completion 13,500,000 USD 135,350,000 USD
Consultations for the Second National Report on Biodiversity (add on) Biodiversity 2001-07-19 IA Approved 25,000 USD 10,000 USD
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2005-12-31 Project Closure 10,000 USD 10,000 USD
Environment Program Support Project Biodiversity 1996-08-01 2003-06-30 Project Closure 21,300,000 USD 135,200,000 USD
SIP: Monitoring Carbon and Environmental and Socio-Economic Co-Benefits of BioCF Projects in SSA Land Degradation 2009-01-21 CEO Approved 915,000 USD 12,867,500 USD
Supporting the Development and Implementation of Access and Benefit Sharing Policies in Africa Biodiversity 2009-06-24 Council Approved 1,177,300 USD 795,950 USD
Western Indian Ocean Islands Oil Spill Contingency Planning International Waters 1998-07-01 2004-06-30 Project Closure 3,164,000 USD 1,123,000 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
Fifth Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Program - Implementing the program using STAR resources I Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 CEO Endorsed 35,924,519 USD 35,924,519 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF1) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Project Completion 13,647,498 USD 0
Integrating Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change into Sustainable Development Policy Planning and Implementation in Southern and Eastern Africa Climate Change 2006-02-07 2010-12-01 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,265,000 USD
Western Indian Ocean Marine Highway Development and Coastal and Marine Contamination Prevention Project International Waters 2005-09-13 2011-06-30 Project Completion 11,700,000 USD 14,500,000 USD
Demonstrating Cost-effectiveness and Sustainability of Environmentally-sound and Locally Appropriate Alternatives to DDT for Malaria Control in Africa POPs 2005-06-08 Under Implementation 5,869,466 USD 5,986,810 USD
In-situ Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives through Enhanced Information Management and Field Application Biodiversity 2002-10-15 2010-10-01 Project Completion 6,162,025 USD 6,516,969 USD
Coral Reef Monitoring Network in Member States of the Indian Ocean Commission (COI), within the Global Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) Biodiversity 2000-04-13 2005-07-31 Project Closure 737,240 USD 623,847 USD
Technical Assistance to Francophone LDCs to Implement the UNFCCC8/CP8 Decision Climate Change 2003-09-02 CEO Approved 211,126 USD 38,000 USD
Support to the Madagascar Foundation for Protected Areas and Biodiversity (through Additional Financing to the Third Environment Support Program Project (EP3) Biodiversity 2009-01-27 CEO Endorsed 10,000,000 USD 34,300,000 USD
Madagascar's Network of Managed Resource Protected Areas Biodiversity 2008-07-28 CEO Endorsed 6,150,390 USD 9,075,000 USD
SIP-Stabilizing Rural Populations through Improved Systems for SLM and Local Governance of Lands in Southern Madagascar Land Degradation 2008-01-10 CEO Approved 934,490 USD 5,000,000 USD
Biodiversity Enabling Activities Add-on: Assessment of Capapcity Building Needs and Establishment of a National Clearing House Mechanism Biodiversity 2004-08-03 2008-01-23 Project Closure 191,000 USD 50,000 USD
Participatory Community-based Conservation in the Anjozorobe Forest Corridor Biodiversity 2003-05-21 2008-03-31 Project Completion 975,000 USD 570,000 USD
Enabling Activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Madagascar POPs 2003-03-24 2005-12-31 Project Closure 499,000 USD 25,000 USD
Enabling Madagascar to Prepare its Initial National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1999-06-24 IA Approved 350,000 USD 0
First National Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1997-05-22 1999-09-30 Project Closure 25,000 USD 0
Adapting coastal zone management to climate change in Madagascar considering ecosystem and livelihood improvement Climate Change CEO PIF Clearance 5,337,500 USD 11,965,000 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Action Tsitongambarika 30 09 2009 Not Funded $307,500 USD $0.00
MaMaBay Land/Seascape: Bridging the Land-Sea Divide to link Protected Areas Management and Sustained Livelihoods 08 09 2009 Not Funded $1,500,000 USD $0.00

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  • United Nations Environment Programme