Baseline Tools for Management of PN La Amistad
Dr Alex Monro
NHM - Natural History Museum
Host Country Institutions:
SINAC - Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion, INBio - Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, University of Panama, ANAM - Panama's protected areas programme
Costa Rica, Panama
To provide the responsible government agencies and local communities with the baseline data, tools and training that will underpin the development of a conservation plan for the sustainable management of the bi-national Parque Nacional La Amistad (PILA). To do so through the production of a unified and prioritised life zone map as part of an existing agreed strategy whereby the mapping and stratified inventory of keystone species will provide the foundation of a binational management plan. Thereby helping both countries meet commitments under Articles 8, 5, 7 and 12 as required by their BAPs whilst also contributing to international efforts through the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, Protected Areas, Ecosystem Approach, Forest Biodiversity and Mountain Ecosystem Programmes of Work of the CBD.
Life-zone map of Costa Rican component of PILA, produced.
Database and species list for keystone species produced.
List of indicator species produced.
Keystone species conservation status assessed.
Staff at SINAC trained in use and updating of life-zone map.
Park guards, local community representatives, staff at ANAM and SINAC trained in use of life-zone map.
Mechanism for updating and maintaining life-zone map developed.
Biological collections of keystone plant species produced.
Local perception of life-zones and their importance
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