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.

 

Funding



Major sources of financing (including all sources providing more than $100,000).

2010 - 2013
Donor
Amount (US)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
$975,000
Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT)
$585,000
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $50,000
Oak Foundation $200,000
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.

2010
Donor
Amount (US)
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
2011
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
Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project Start Date:
July 2010
Estimated End Date:
August 2013
Geographic Coverage:
National
Focus Area:
Environment, Sustainable Development and Crisis Prevention
MDG
7
Project Officer:
Diane Wade-Moore
Partners:
National Executing Agency / Implementing Partner: Forestry Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) and the Fisheries Department, Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture (MAF); Implementing organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
Related documents
Project Document

Strengthening National Capacities for the Operationalization, Consolidation, and Sustainability of Belize’s Protected Areas System

Evaluation Report:

Evaluation Report