Sao Tome and Principe

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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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 4 - Activity completed 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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
Progress in marine protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
6
steps
19
timeframe
2012 - 2014
cost
$703,000

Institutional support for the integration of biodiversity
2012
Integrated ecosystems management for biodiversity conservation in Sao Tome and Principe Nature Parks and Buffer Zone (TZ)
2012 - 2014
Monitoring and Evaluation
2012 - 2014 $303,000
2013 $80,000 6.1) Conduct Expert workshop to identify key indicators that will be used to measure performance, Impact, and outcome at the end of the programme
2015 $23,000 6.2) Develop Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Programme
2015 $50,000 6.3) Built capacity for MPRU staff on M&E
2019 $150,000 6.4) Improve MPRU data base for the storage of information and Data collected during programme implementation and thereafter
Gaps assessment of the protected areas network
2012 $100,000
2012 $50,000 Item 1: Institutional support for biodiversity mainstreaming
2012 $9,000 Target 1.1: Knowledge and capacity building on biodiversity mainstreaming and ecosystems integrated planning.
2012 $14,000 Outcome 1.1.1: Reinforce institutional capacities and improve coordination mechanisms to ensure good biological diversity management in productive landscapes.
2012 $10,000 Outcome 1.1.2: Improve capacity of government, associations and other organizations regarding management of fisheries, marine and forests resources.
2012 $17,000 Outcome 1.1.3: Increase awareness of citizens on the importance of preserving Obô nature heritage park
Protected areas governance assessment
2012 - 2014 $140,000
2014 $70,000 Item 2: Integrate ecosystem management for biodiversity conservation in São Tome and Principe nature parks and their buffer zones
2013 $20,000 Target 2.1: Strengthening of the legal framework and institutional coordination for biological diversity.
2013 $15,000 Outcome 2.1.1: Clarify hunting rights, including the ecosystem-based principles, agreed by all stakeholders and submitted to the competent authorities for approval.
2013 $15,000 Outcome 2.1.2: Put legal and regulatory regimes in place to support ecosystem-based management of forest fisheries resources.
2013 $20,000 Outcome 2.1.3: Establish legal status and management model for buffer zones of nature reserves as defined and approved by the competent authorities
Political environment assessment to establish and manage protected areas
2012 - 2013 $160,000
2013 $80,000 Item 3: Monitoring and assessment (M&A)
2012 $15,000 Target 3.1: Training and mechanism acquisition to maintain forest biodiversity and environmental services
2013 $20,000 Outcome 3.1.1: Identify boundaries of the five areas with shared management or co-management, including a total of 44 communities and 5,000 hectares of forest, through public consultation
2013 $15,000 Outcome 3.1.2: Develop sustainable management plans for natural resources and environmental services uses, elaborated in all five areas of co-management.
2013 $30,000 Outcomes 3.1.3: Capacity building of the 2000 farmers in agroforestry practices ensuring sustainable reduction of soil erosion.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme