Yemen

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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 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 1 - Just started, limited 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 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 0 - Not yet begun, no 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 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 1 - Just started, limited progress 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 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
25
steps
21
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
$20,648,000

Progress in assessing and implementing diverse protected area governance types (2.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in enhancing and securing involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders (2.2)
2012 - 2020
Progress in providing an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas (3.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies (3.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in establishment and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals
2012 - 2020
Progress to establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries.
2012 - 2020
Progress in preventing and mitigating the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas (1.5)
2012 - 2020
Progress in promoting equity and benefit-sharing (2.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in building capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas (3.2)
2012 - 2020
Progress in developing, applying and transferring appropriate technologies for protected areas (3.3)
2012 - 2020
Progress in ensuring financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas (3.4)
2012 - 2020
Progress in strengthening communication, education and public awareness (3.5)
2012 - 2020
Progress in developing and adopting minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems (4.1)
2012 - 2020
Progress in evaluating and improving the effectiveness of protected areas management (4.2)
2012 - 2020
Progress in assessing and monitoring protected area status and trends (4.3)
2012 - 2020
Progress in ensuring that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems (4.4)
2012 - 2020
Progress in marine protected areas
2012 - 2020
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas
2012 - 2020
Activity 2
2012 - 2020 $6,860,000
2014 $500,000 2.1) Inventory existing information on endemic plant and animal species.
2014 $10,000 2.2) Prepare and effect by-laws and regulations on protection of endangered and threatened wildlife species.
2013 $50,000 2.3) Prepare and establish an IUCN red list of rare and endangered species of Yemen.
2016 $1,000,000 2.4) Prepare and implement recovery and rehabilitation plan for threatened species.
2016 $5,000,000 2.5) Expand the establishment of botanical gardens, National Herbarium and Seed Banks to collect, house and preserve rare and endangered native taxonomic groups of plants species of Yemen.
2015 $300,000 2.6) Identify and establish positive incentives that support the integrity and maintenance of protected areas and the involvement of local communities and stakeholders in conservation.
Activity 3
2012 - 2020 $10,000
2013 $10,000 3.1) Develop and establish a basic reporting system for monitoring biodiversity deterioration.
Activity 1
2012 - 2020 $7,650,000
2016 $20,000 1.1) Develop and strengthen coordinating management mechanisms to improve integrated management of the protected areas system.
2016 $50,000 1.2) Maintain and develop an integrated and adequate network of protected areas, representing key eco-systems of Yemen.
2018 $3,000,000 1.3) Prepare management plans for selected priority protected areas.
2018 $50,000 1.4) Expand the Protected area network to include Ramsar sites, World Heritage sites, and World Biosphere Reserves.
2016 $2,000,000 1.5) Expand management planning and implementation in selected protected areas.
2014 $30,000 1.6) Establish an integrated database for biodiversity resources and protected areas
2016 $100,000 1.7) Promote research targeted on protected areas improved conservation management practices.
2015 $2,000,000 1.8) Provide equipment, transport, communications and other material to strengthen conservation of protected areas.
2014 $100,000 1.9) complete protected area system gap analyses at national and regional levels based on the requirements for representative systems of protected areas that adequately conserve terrestrial, marine and inland and ecosystems
2015 $300,000 1.10) Establish and begin to implement sustainable financing plans that support national systems of protected areas, including necessary regulatory, legislative, policy, institutional and other measures.
Activity 4
2012 - 2020 $8,000
2013 $8,000 3.2) Prepare and adopt a national policy on ex-situ conservation.
Activity 5
2012 - 2020 $6,000,000
2012 - 2020 $6,000,000 3.3) Stimulate ex situ conservation through the establishment of gene banks, seed banks, green belts and public gardens.
Activity 6
2012 - 2020 $20,000
2016 $20,000 3.4) Develop guidelines for collection, maintenance and reintroduction of plants and animal species in ex-situ programmes
Activity 7
2012 - 2020 $100,000
2014 $100,000 3.5) Establish and strengthen national policies to deal with access to genetic resources within protected areas and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme