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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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 2 - Activity fully underway 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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 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 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 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

countries
1
actions
7
steps
10
timeframe
2012 - 2019
cost
$750,000

Implementation of ecological gap analysis
2012 - 2019 $500,000
2014 $500,000 1.1) Complete baseline information
2013 1.2) Mobilize international and local experts
2017 1.3) Implementation of actions
2018 1.4) Publication of results and awareness
2019 1.5) Monitoring programme
Strengthened and development of sustainable finance plans
2012 - 2018 $250,000
2014 $250,000 2.1) Review existing legislations for the formulation of subsistence financial mechanisms
2014 2.2) Mobilize international and local experts/consultants
2015 2.3) Stakeholders consultations
2018 2.4) Implementation of actions
2020 2.5) Review and monitoring
Integration of protected areas into wider land and seascapes
2012 - 2014
Institutionalize management effectiveness assessment
2012 - 2015
Diversification of governance types and recognition of ICCAs
2012 - 2015
Protected areas management tools
2012 - 2014
Values and contribution of protected areas
2012 - 2015

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme