CEESP NEWS - by Scherl, L.M and Hahn, R.
This 2018 publication presents condensed “Lessons Learned” from five years implementation of a project across four countries in the South Pacific Island Region (Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Nuie) aimed at strengthening biodiversity conservation and reduction of forest and land degradation.
Developing new protected areas to contribute to the achievement of Aichi target 11 and enhancing sustainable livelihoods of local communities living in and around existing or potential protected areas was a central objective.
The publication shares the experiences of working with a range of stakeholders whilst implementing this project within the South Pacific Islands' socio-economic and cultural/traditional context.
The Lessons Learned aim at GEF, UN, Government and NGO officers and practitioners and project implementers in order to assist with the planning and implementation of successful projects and activities in the Region.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) under the Pacific Alliance for Sustainability implemented this project “Forestry Conservation and Protected Area Management” in cooperation with the Governments of those four countries.