Conserving Biodiversity and reducing habitat degradation in Protected Areas and their Buffer Zones - CLME+ HUB

    Conserving Biodiversity and reducing habitat degradation in Protected Areas and their Buffer Zones

Brief Description:
The project will enable the legal establishment of five new PAs (two terrestrial and three marine) and the operationalization of these sites as well as the two existing terrestrial PAs that currently have no management. In so doing, the project will expand the PA system from two terrestrial sites totalling 5,260 hectares without any effective management, to four terrestrial sites totalling 8,810 hectares and three marine sites totalling 11,693 hectares, all of which will be actively managed. It will support: assessments of the current state (biodiversity, ecosystem functions, resource uses, etc.) of the proposed PA units: the gazetting, boundary setting and zoning of the new PA units; the preparation of management plans for each PA Unit, as well as a strategic business plan for the overall PA system; and the establishment and capacity building of PA staff at the system and site levels, as well as capacity building and collaboration with NGO, CSO and private sector partners. It will also assist the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis in establishing, staffing and equipping a Protected Areas Agency, the first government unit dedicated to protected areas in the country鈥檚 history, which will oversee and manage the overall PA system as well as the specific PA units. The revision and updating of key laws and regulations to support PA management, the establishment of inter-institutional and multi-stakeholder coordination and information sharing mechanisms; and the creation and operation of sustainable financing mechanisms and business planning strategies will all be strengthened.

El proyecto permitir谩 el establecimiento legal de cinco nuevas AP (dos terrestres y tres marinas) y la puesta en funcionamiento de estos sitios, as铆 como de las dos AP terrestres existentes que actualmente no tienen manejo. De esta forma, el proyecto ampliar谩 el sistema de AP de dos sitios terrestres que suman 5.260 hect谩reas sin ning煤n manejo efectivo, a cuatro sitios terrestres que suman 8.810 hect谩reas y tres sitios marinos que suman 11.693 hect谩reas, todos los cuales ser谩n gestionados activamente. Apoyar谩: evaluaciones del estado actual (biodiversidad, funciones de los ecosistemas, uso de recursos, etc.) de las unidades de AP propuestas: la publicaci贸n, el establecimiento de l铆mites y la zonificaci贸n de las nuevas unidades de AP; la preparaci贸n de planes de manejo para cada Unidad de AP, as铆 como un plan de negocios estrat茅gico para el sistema de AP en general; y el establecimiento y desarrollo de capacidades del personal de AP a nivel de sistema y sitio, as铆 como el desarrollo de capacidades y colaboraci贸n con ONG, OSC y socios del sector privado. Tambi茅n ayudar谩 al Gobierno de St. Kitts y Nevis a establecer, dotar de personal y equipar una Agencia de 脕reas Protegidas, la primera unidad gubernamental dedicada a las 谩reas protegidas en la historia del pa铆s, que supervisar谩 y administrar谩 el sistema de AP en general, as铆 como las 谩reas espec铆ficas. Unidades de megafon铆a. La revisi贸n y actualizaci贸n de leyes y reglamentos clave para apoyar la gesti贸n de las AP, el establecimiento de mecanismos de coordinaci贸n e intercambio de informaci贸n interinstitucionales y de m煤ltiples partes interesadas; y se fortalecer谩 la creaci贸n y operaci贸n de mecanismos de financiamiento sostenibles y estrategias de planificaci贸n empresarial.
Lead Organization : Executing Entity/Implementing Partner: Ministry of Sustainable Development - Department of Physical Planning and Environment
Donor: GEF
Project ID: 5078
Geographic Scope: National
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 12/01/2021

Start Date: 2014-01-06
End Date: 2020-01-05
Project Profile Manager: June Hughes
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Partners: UNDP
Grant (USD): $3,371,630.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
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