Description of project
CANARI provided technical assistance under the project, Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago (IFPAMTT), to create a road map for the participatory development of PA management plans and build the capacity of stakeholders to effectively participate in this process from January to September 2017. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the IFPAMTT project from 2015-2019 on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago with funding from the Global Environment Facility. The main objective of the project is to develop a new system of protected areas (PAs) consistent with the country’s approved 2011 Protected Areas Policy to conserve globally important biodiversity and ecosystems. One of the key project outputs is to prepare management plans to enhance the management of six pilot protected areas (PPAs):
See here for the project brief.
Why develop a road map?
The road map was developed recognising the need for a common framework to guide management planning for the national system of PAs in T&T. It serves as a guide for structuring, preparing and reviewing management plans for all PAs using a participatory process that engages a diverse range of stakeholders from government, civil society and the private sector. It outlines key steps for the participatory development of PA management plans (shown below) and includes a management plan template.
To access these deliverables, please visit: https://www.protectedareastt.org.tt/index.php/resources/
For more information on the project, please contact Ainka Granderson, Senior Technical Officer at [email protected].
See related work under CANARI’s Forest, Livelihoods and Governance programme.