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Caribbean Small Technical Grant

Assessment of the METT use and update of the tool on nine protected areas

Key Biodiversity Area Terrestrial Protected Area Key Landscape for Conservation
Management effectiveness
Local Communities Government
Protected Area Management Effectiveness Participation Survey/ Data Knowledge Management
17,986.50 EUR Dominican Republic, Caribbean May 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022

Protected and conserved area(s) concerned

Miguel Domingo Fuerte Natural Monument, Parque Nacional Sierra Martín García, Parque Nacional Francis Caamaño, Parque Nacional Anacaona, Refugio de Vida Silvestre Laguna Cabral, Monumento Natural Pico Diego de Ocampo, Reserva Científica Salcedoa, Reserva Científica Quita Espuela and Reserva Científica Guaconejo.

The BIOPAMA AC Objectives addressed

Enhance the management and governance of priority areas by addressing existing limitations (supporting new PAME/PAGE assessment tools, strengthening on-site infrastructure/equipment for patrolling, poaching control, developing capacity of staff).

Priority need addressed

We are looking to obtain an analysis based on this STGA that clearly and objectively provides the priorities for action to improve the management and governance of these protected areas, and the performance of current management mechanisms. We will identify the priorities to maintain management effectiveness in the medium and long term and determine opportunities for improvement, such as strengthening the relationship with the communities and promoting the sustainable use of resources. We will also analyse the potential environmental and social risks for the implementation of the actions. This analysis will also serve as input for: i) updating or preparing management plans for these protected areas, as appropriate; ii) inclusion of stakeholders in management committees; iii) highlighting the importance of proper management and achieving commitments with decision-makers: iv) obtaining inputs and identifying priority activities for fundraising; v) promote actions with the REDD + Program.This project will strengthen Iwokrama’s monitoring and enforcement capacity while supporting community livelihoods through business development training. Additionally, the project will focus on enhancing community youth capacity through educational activities and equipment support as well as increasing awareness of natural resource legislation for relevant agencies and  North Rupununi communities.

Project activities

The project will focus on updating the METT for the mentioned protected areas, identify priority actions, conduct interviews with stakeholders and facilitate an assessment of other activities.

The change the project implementation will bring for the protected area(s)

The updated METT Assessments will help determine priorities for action that will be used to improve the management and governance of protected areas and the performance of current management mechanisms. This analysis will also serve as input for: i) updating or preparing management plans for these protected areas, as appropriate; ii) inclusion of stakeholders in management committees; iii) highlighting the importance of proper management and achieving commitments with decision-makers: iv) obtaining inputs and identifying priority activities for fundraising; v) promote actions with the REDD + Program.

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Implementing organisations

SOH Conservación

Photo credits: © SOH Conservación Jorge Broccae

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