St Helena’s iconic, and highly endemic, biodiversity is of international importance. The Island’s ‘nature’ National Conservation Areas (NCA), cover 38% of the island, helping protect the 502 endemic, and 38 globally threatened native species. To secure the legal status of the NCAs, 13 sustainable-use NCA management plans, analytical tools and framework to monitor their effectiveness will be developed. Key activities include; reviewing and collecting data and information, identifying knowledge gaps, stakeholder engagement, indicator
development, drafting Management Plans and capacity building.