Trinidad and Tobago

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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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 4 - Activity completed 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
3
steps
20
timeframe
2012 - 2017
cost
$845,000

Improvements to legal and institutional arrangements for protected areas management.
2014 - 2016 $295,000
2014 $20,000 1.1 National legislation enacted for wildlife conservation, national parks and other protected areas.
2015 $80,000 1.2 National protected areas system plan agreed and published (130,000ha).
2016 $15,000 1. 3 A minimum of five new sites designated as formal protected areas under the new legislation (expected to cover about 35,000 ha)
2015 $40,000 1.4 National Forest and Protected Areas Management Authority staff (about 100) trained in current best practices in protected area management and biodiversity conservation.
2014 $80,000 1.5 Management plans produced for the five pilot sites.
2015 $60,000 1.6 Threats to biodiversity conservation identified and appropriate actions taken.
Development and testing of sustainable financing system.
2014 - 2017 $335,000
2016 $25,000 2.1 National Forest and Protected Areas (NFPA) Fund established through legislation and board of trustees appointed.
2014 $30,000 2.2 Operating procedures and manuals agreed and produced
2015 $10,000 2.3 National Forest and Protected Areas Management Authority staff (70) trained in operation of the new system.
2015 $10,000 2.4 Senior staff and protected area managers (25) trained in budget planning, PES and other innovative financing techniques.
2016 $10,000 2.5 Funding requirements for management of protected area system assessed and agreed.
2016 $20,000 2.6 Strategic plan for sustainable financing produced.
2016 $30,000 2.7 System of user fees designed, piloted and operating in two protected areas.
2017 $200,000 2.8 NFPA fund capitalised by implementation of the new financing system.
Monitoring, evaluation and information dissemination.
2014 - 2017 $215,000
2015 $80,000 3.1 Management Information System (MIS) developed and implemented for protected area monitoring and assessment and reporting to international conventions.
2014 $15,000 3.2 Ecological research and monitoring programme to guide protected area management prepared.
2015 $60,000 3.3 Public education and awareness programme redesigned and implemented.
2016 $20,000 3.4. Project monitoring system operating providing systematic information on progress in meeting project outcome and output targets.
2017 $25,000 3.5 Project-related “best-practices” and “lessons-learned” evaluated and published.
2015 $15,000 3.6 Website to share the experience and information dissemination.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme