South Africa

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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 4 - Activity completed 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 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 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 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1

Priority Actions

countries
1
actions
11
steps
0
timeframe
2012 - 2020
cost
-

Ensure full and effective participation of indigenous and local communities and of relevant stakeholders, in the management of existing, and the establishment and management of new, protected areas
2012 - 2020
Management of invasive alien species
2012 - 2020
Develop and implement sustainable finance plans in accordance with national legislation and systems, for protected-area systems
2012 - 2020
Public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the importance and benefits of protected areas is significantly increased.
2012 - 2020
Develop regional guidelines, best practices and tools, to improve the effectiveness of transboundary protected-area cooperation
2012 - 2020
Capacity building programmes and initiatives are implemented to develop knowledge and skills at individual, community and institutional levels
2012 - 2020
Frameworks developed for monitoring, evaluating and reporting protected areas management effectiveness
2012 - 2020
National and regional systems are established to enable effective monitoring of protected area coverage, status and trends at national, regional and global scales, and to assist in evaluating progress in meeting global biodiversity targets.
2012 - 2020
In the marine area, a global network of comprehensive, representative and effectively managed national and regional protected area system is established.
2012 - 2020
All protected areas to have effective management in existence
2012 - 2020
All protected areas and protected area systems are integrated into the wider land and seascape
2012 - 2020

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Reducing climate risk for vulnerable communities along South Africa's Garden Route 27 01 2012 Not Funded $5,535,000 USD $2,156,673.39
Improved Livelihoods and Protected Areas through Land Reform Stewardship in South Africa 15 09 2009 Partially Funded $268,364 USD $36,900.00
Protection of wetlands in the Cape region 22 04 2008 Fully Funded fully funded ($2,460,000 USD) $2,460,000.00

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme