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Regional Resource Hub Showcase - Day 1 RRH Key Updates

  The goal of the showcase events will be to improve the understanding and use of the RRH as it continues to play the role of data in decision-making, the context of decision-making,…
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Regional Resource Hub Showcase - Day 2 Input data to RRH and analysis tools

  The goal of the showcase events will be to improve the understanding and use of the RRH as it continues to play the role of data in decision-making, the context of decision-making,…
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This report aims to provide an overview of the current status of protected area finance in the Southern and Eastern African region, covering 24 countries, to understand the extent of the challenge. The report also outlines the different innovative finance mechanisms that might be used to help decrease the funding gap. This report is meant to support protected area authorities and governments in understanding mechanisms for increasing funding for conservation management and to help the International Union for the Conservation of Nature design effective programmes that will help mitigate funding gaps and sustainability challenges for protected areas in Africa and support the capacity development of protected area managers.

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State of Protected and Conserved Areas in Eastern and Southern Africa Report


About the Report

This report provides an overview of the status of protected and conserved areas in the ESA region, with special reference to Protected Area Governance and Equity (PAGE) and Protected Area Management Effectiveness (PAME), and the related assessment tools;

  • Part I - Sets the scene and outlines the conceptual and international framework
  • Part II - Provides Regional policies and statistics and national statistics for all 24 countries
  • Part III - Reviews governance, management effectiveness and innovation
  • Part IV - Includes recommendations for policy and practice based on the findings in the report
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