• Protected Area Management Effectiveness Framework (two editions).
  • Development of PAME methodologies.
  • Capacity development and training, assistance to governments and NGOs.
  • PAME assessment principles, processes and compilation of best practices.
  • PAME data analysis, status of PA management.
  • Global PAME database development, management and analysis.
  • Collaboration with UNEP-WCMC, Ramsar , UNESCO, CBD 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.

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.


GD-PAME is the most comprehensive Global Database (GD) of management effectiveness assessments for protected areas (PAME). It indicates if a protected area documented in the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) has been assessed. The GD-PAME is a searchable database that includes assessments submitted by a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations to UNEP-WCMC, and is updated on a monthly basis.

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