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Implementation highlights

Ecuador’s Puntilla de Santa Elena MPA - contributing to PoWPA goal 1.1

To enhance implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas, and in particular goal 1.1, and to augment its biodiversity conservation efforts, Ecuador designated a new marine protected area “Puntilla de Santa Elena”, on 23 September 2008 on the margins of the CBD sub-regional workshop on Protected Areas in Latin America. The new protected area covering 47,000 ha including littoral and coral systems will protect rich marine biodiversity including some 120 migratory and resident bird species such as pelicans, albatross, flamingos, sterns, and marine mammals viz., whales and sea lions. The area also promotes sustainable tourism and facilitates the generation of resources to strengthen livelihood security of local people through public-private partnerships.

Global


The CBD Secretariat hosted a side event Monday 7 May during WGRI-4 on “Achieving the Aichi Targets and Strategic Plan: Lessons learned from PoWPA Implementation”. Panellists included Axel Benemann (Germany), Thomas Koetz (EU), Alissa Takesy (FSM), Ma...

Albania


On April 28th 2010 the Council of Ministers of Albania proclaimed the first Marine Protected Area in Albania: Sazani Island – Karaburuni Peninsula. This area was given the status of National Marine Park (IUCN category II), including a total surface o...

Australia


//The importance of the IPA lies in the coming together of natural values and the fact that we continue to live on our lands and keep strong our culture, our traditional knowledge and our use and management of our country. Our country continues to n...

Colombia


"Yaigojé" means Tiger’s Backwater according to the indigenous peoples that inhabit the lower basin of the Apaporis river, in the Colombian Amazon. Since October 26th 1,056,023 ha from this region are now a new national protected area, the 55th Colom...

Canada


The Honourable Jim Prentice, Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, has made a number of important recent announcements regarding the protection of Canada’s Boreal forest. In June 2009, Parliament expanded Nahanni National ...

Ecuador


To enhance implementation of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas, and in particular goal 1.1, and to augment its biodiversity conservation efforts, Ecuador designated a new marine protected area “Puntilla de Santa Elena”, on 23 September 20...

India


Globally, tiger conservation is under great risk as increasing habitat fragmentation and degradation and growing illegal trade in tiger parts and products continues to deplete its populations in the wild. In the aftermath of India losing all its tige...

Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea has completed an assessment of the ecological gaps across the country. It is one of the first countries ever to fully incorporate aspects of climate change into its ecological gap assessment. By incorporating different scenarios of ...

Solomon Islands


In March of 2010, the government of Solomon Islands passed a landmark bill that provides for the establishment, effective management and sustainable finance of protected areas across the country. The bill includes provisions for the formation of a mu...

Afghanistan


Afghanistan gazetted its first national park, Band-e-Amir, on April 22, 2009—coinciding with Earth Day. The centerpiece of Band-e-Amir is a series of six clear, azure-blue lakes in an austere setting of high-altitude red limestone cliffs. The lakes ...

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