PROTECTED AREA  PLANNING

Sound natural resource management preserves lives and livelihoods. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has gathered a collection of guidelines, templates and checklists to assist in the management of protected areas.

In 2022, there were 61 formally gazetted protected areas in PNG totaling just over 2.2 million ha (4.8 percent of the land area), well below the agreed 17 percent for terrestrial protected areas as stated in the CBD Aichi targets and the PNG Policy on Protected Areas.

Since 2010, four protected areas have been gazetted, and one has been substantially expanded. Priority areas for future reservations have been identified.

As the time required to create new protected areas is significant, it is important to ensure the planning process matches policy guidelines and regulations. Access guidelines, templates, and an Adaptive Management Training Course in this page on PA Planning Support.

 

RESOURCE TEMPLATES

ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT FOR CONSERVATION

Background to conservation standards

Pre planning, scope and vision

Targets, health, goals

Threats

Situation analysis

Strategies and strategy evaluation

Results chains

Implementation monitoring and work plan

Adaptation