Nicaragua

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 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 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
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 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 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
7
steps
29
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$2,357,000

Creation of new national protected areas
2013 - 2017 $656,000
2017 $32,000 2.1) Priority sites: Mangroves Puerto Sandino - Tamarindo - a) Promote the development of the area as a national protected area given the importance, productivity and pressure of the mangrove ecosystem; b) Elaborate technical profile / specifications; c) Consultation with stakeholders; d) Elaborate and legalize proposal; e) Elaborate and implement management plan.
2017 $36,000 2.2) Priority site: San Miguelito - a) Propose the creation of the area as a national protected area with a broad use category; b) Agree with local actors the creation of protected areas; c) Elaborate management plan; d) Implement management plan; e) Build local capacities for protected areas management according to the agreed management category.
2017 $23,000 2.3) Priority site: Aserradores - a) Consultation with local stakeholders to elaborate proposal for the legal protection of the area; b) Draft and implement management plan of the protected area; c) Build local capacities for protected area management.
2017 $565,000 2.4) Priority site: Cocibolca Lake - a) Propose Cocibolca lake as a biosphere reserve, world heritage site, for its uniqueness, its natural habitats and living cultural tradition; b) Coordinate proposal between local and national stakeholders; c) Prepare technical profile / specifications; d) Prepare a proposal of protected areas for the Executive and UNESCO; e) Integration and empowerment of local governments in the management and restoration of key watersheds that drain into the Cocibolca; f) Political lobby with municipalities, autonomous agencies, producer organizations, CPC and local communities; g) Development of reforestation projects, forest and water restoration of priority sub-watersheds.
2015 2.5) Priority site: Ulang - a) Elaborate technical profile / specifications of the area; b) Propose the Ulang corridor as a communal indigenous reserve and build local capacities for protected area management; c) Consultation with local communities and municipal and regional governments; d) Elaborate proposal for protected area; e) Fund management for the elaboration and implementation of the management plan of the area.
2013 2.6) Priority site: Wawa - a) Propose the Wawa corridor as a communal indigenous reserve
Promotion of biological corridors
2013 - 2017 $1,264,000
2017 $5,000 3.1) Priority corridors: Prinzapolka - a) Promote stakeholder agreements to propose corridor area as ​​forest restoration area, Forestry Law 462 defines local protection forest areas and forest restoration areas; b) Elaborate technical profile / specifications of the area; c) Elaborate REDD project (avoided deforestation) as an alternative to land-use change; d) Implement REDD project; e) Create a forest management committee; f) Promote corridors by disclosing or sharing information about the initiative; g) Organization of local platforms to implement the initiative through protection committees; h) Environmental education; i) Training and capacity building for management and implementation of corridors.
2017 $214,000 3.2) Priority corridors: San Miguelito - San Carlos - a) Strengthen management of wetland corridor recognizing or endorsing its constitution; b) Agree with local stakeholders the creation of corridors by municipal bylaw; c) Watershed management through silvopastoral management, reforestation, agroforestry systems implementation, management and watershed restoration, biodiversity monitoring systems, monitoring water quality and protection of aquifer recharge sites in the upper basin; d) Reactivate organizational platforms.
2017 $209,000 3.3) Priority corridors: Kuskawas (Musun-Quirragua-Pancasan-Guabule) - a) Propose this corridor as a community reserve. General Water Law 620, the State has the power to create protection areas along river banks " water ban areas and water storage areas; b) Agreements between stakeholders; c) Elaborate technical profile of area; d) Promote the implementation of silvopastoral and agroforestry systems through sectoral projects or programs.
2012 - 2020 $2,000 3.4) Priority corridors: CB Kukalaya (Bambana River) - a) Propose this corridor as a community reserve. General Water Law 620, the State has the power to create protection areas along river banks " water ban areas and water storage areas.
2013 $4,000 3.5) Priority corridors: CB Mateare - Crucero - a) Propose this area as a conservation corridor to store / sequest water and carbon ("closed areas of water and water storage areas); b) Agreement between local stakeholders and local communities.
2017 $207,000 3.6) Priority corridors: Sub-watershed Esteli River - a) Propose this area as stated by General Water Law 620, the State has the power to create protection areas along river banks " water ban areas and water storage areas" (forest conservation); b) Elaborate technical profile of the area and reach agreements between stakeholders; c) Present proposal to municipality as a municipal by-law; d) Promote on-farm management to conserve and restore the riparian system and corridors at the farm level.
2017 $402,000 3.7) Priority corridors: San Francisco Libre - a) Propose as coastal corridor; b) Write reforestation proposal for native fruit trees (carbon sequestration); c) Implement carbon sequestration project
2017 $215,000 3.8) Priority corridors: Chacocente - Santa Teresa - a) Reach agreements between stakeholders to define and delitmit corridor; b) Elaborate technical profile of the corridor; c) Elaborate sustainable productive development project; d) Implement protection and sustainable production actions
2013 $6,000 3.9) Priority corridors: La Flor - Sapoa
Promotion of conservation alternatives according to existing legal framework and the declaration of RSP and PEM
2012 - 2020
Adaptation and mitigation to climate change
2012 - 2020
Increase effective management of existing protected areas managed by the SINAP
2012 - 2017 $437,000
2017 $46,000 1.1) Priority site: Cumaica Cerro Alegre a) Increase core area of conservation and expand boundaries of buffer zone; b) Elaborate management plan; c) Reclassify area to category with more effective protection; d) Assess management effectiveness; e) Implement management plan
2017 $70,000 1.2) Priority sites: Amerrisque, Mombachito-La Vieja, Fila Masigue - a) Fund mobilization and elaboration of draft management plans; b) Elaborate management plans for protected areas and reclassify areas according to conservation and multiple use; c) Assess management effectiveness; d) Agreement among local actors to establish collaborative management; e) Implement management plans.
2017 $67,000 1.3) Priority sites: Momotombo, Pilas El Hoyo, Telica-Rota, San Cristobal-Casita - a) Approve management plans; b) Assess management effectiveness; c) Harmonize collaborative management with local population, municipalities and organizations; d) Start managing each protected area; e) Undertake efective management analysis to verify progress in PA management.
2017 $3,000 1.4) Priority site: Cerro Musun - a) Reclassify from natural reserve to category with more effective protection; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $11,000 1.5) Priority site: Lagoon of Apoyo - a) Reclassify from natural reserve to category with more effective protection due to the vulnerability of the area and the number of endemic species so far identified; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $14,000 1.6) Priority site: Peninsula de Chiltepe - a) Reclassify from natural reserve to category with more effective protection; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2012 $15,000 1.7) Priority site: Maderas volcano - a) Reclassify from PA to a category with more effective protection.
2017 1.8) Priority site: Mombacho volcano - a) Reclassify to a category with more effective protection due to the presence of endemic species; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $101,000 1.9) Priority site: Bosawas Biosphere Reserve - a) Reclassify from natural reserve to a category with more effective protection (for being the main area of biodiversity) with the support and participation of indigenous peoples in protected area management; b) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $16,000 1.10) Priority site: Cordillera Dipilto-Jalapa - a) Design the proposed extension of the protected area; b) Expansion and redefinition of boundaries of the protected area; c) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $67,000 1.11) Priority site: Wawashang - a) Elaborate and approve management plan for the protected area; b) Reclassify to IUCN category VI "Protected Area for Resource Management"; c) Implement management plan; d) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $11,000 1.12) Priority site: Cerro Silva - a) Elaborate and approve management plan for the protected area; b) Reclassify to IUCN category VI "Protected Area for Resource Management"; c) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $6,000 1.13) Priority site: Punta Gorda - a) Elaborate and approve management plan for the protected area; b) Reclassify to IUCN category VI "Protected Area for Resource Management"; c) Assess management effectiveness.
2017 $10,000 1.14) Priority site: Crater Lakes - a) Reclassify to a category with more effective protection due to the presence of endemic species, paying special attention to Laguna de Apoyo; b) Elaborate and implement protected areas management plans according to the new management categories; c) Assess management effectiveness.
Restoration of fragmented ecosystems
2012 - 2020
Establish enabling environment for implementation of conservation processes.
2012 - 2020

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme