Protected Areas 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. 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.
Some of the notable highlights include:
- IUCN WCPA Framework for Assessing Protected Area Management Effectiveness
- Development of PAME methodologies such as RAPPAM, METT, IMET and EoH
- Development of a new global performance standard, the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas
- Capacity development and training, assistance to governments and NGOs.
- PAME assessment principles, processes and compilation of best practices.
- PAME data analysis to assess and report status of PA management
- Global PAME database development, management and analysis.
- Collaboration with UNEP-WCMC, UNESCO, CBD, Ramsar etc.
- Elaboration of a new global standard for performance, the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, that will list those protected areas that meet minimum standards of effectiveness.