Strengthening National Capacities for the Operationalization, Consolidation, and Sustainability of Belize’s Protected Areas
What is the project about
This project was designed to safeguard globally significant terrestrial, coastal, and marine biodiversity and to develop legal, financial and institutional capacities to ensure the sustainability of the existing National Protected Areas System (NPAS) in Belize.
Expected results that will generate global, national, and local level benefits are: a) enhanced protection of terrestrial, coastal, and marine ecosystems; b) improved management effectiveness for 28 Protected Areas; c) an increase in the financial capacity of Belize’s NPAS by 30%, including an increase of annual government budgeting for PAs and doubling the income generated by non-governmental sources for eight participating PAs; and d) a national training program to sustain long-term capacity building for PAs that will be developed to train staff from 20 co-managed PAs in management and business plan development, administration, and financial planning, as well as 90 staff from the PAs administrative body in PA management and monitoring techniques. (Previous Project – PPG Biodiversity delivery 100% = $17,000)
What have we accomplished so far
At the production of output level, progress included: (i) Improved monitoring resulting from the refurbishment of the conservation post in the CRFR and the strengthening of the fresh water monitoring programme; (ii) The Capacity building of PAMOs in the area of climate change adaptation, lending itself to the development of strategies and actions to climate proof project and community investments; and (iii) The dissemination of knowlege products and lessons learnt / best practices to other PAMOs in the system.
Major sources of financing (including all sources providing more than $100,000).
|2010 - 2013
|Global Environment Facility (GEF)
|Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT)
|United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)||$50,000|
|Association of Protected Areas Management Organization (APAMO)||$112,471|
|Government of Belize (Forestry Department & Department of Fisheries)||$132,500|
|Total Cost of Project||$2,054,971|
Delivery in previous fiscal years
Total delivery up through the most recent year for which UNDP’s financial books have closed.
|Global Environment Facility (GEF); Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT); Oak Foundation; Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO); UNDP Belize; and Forestry Department||$36,000|
|Global Environment Facility (GEF); Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT); Oak Foundation; Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO); UNDP Belize; and Forestry Department)||$156,000|