IUCN WCPA has for many years championed the cause of enhancing protected areas management effectiveness, and has been supported in this endeavor by decisions of the CBD where national governments have agreed to undertake management effectiveness assessments as a routine component of their national assessment and reporting systems. Management effectiveness assessments measure the extent to which all of the necessary systems and processes are taking place in protected areas, and identify areas for improvement.
Over the last decade, a number of initiatives were supported and important products developed, including:
There remains, however, a need for further promotion, strengthened coordination and partnership among Protected Areas Management Effectiveness initiatives as a foundation for Green Listing, and that applies to all protected areas.
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