Enhancing equity and effectiveness of Protected Area Conservation
IIED, Fauna and Flora International
Host Country Institutions:
Kenya Wildlife Service, Uganda Wildlife Authority, FDA Liberia, Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA), Africa Parks Malawi (AP-Malawi), UNEP-WCMC
Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Uganda
There is growing evidence that the success of protected areas (PAs) in terms of both biodiversity conservation and human well-being is correlated with the equity of PA management and governance, as reflected in CBD’s Aichi Target 11. This project will support institutionalisation of PA social equity assessment and action planning in Kenya and Uganda, and initiate similar processes in Liberia and Malawi, thereby increasing the contribution of the target PAs to biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing. PA equity assessment institutionalised in Kenya and Uganda, initiated in Liberia and Malawi, actions taken in response to strengthen management and governance, and equity provisions strengthened in international conservation policy.