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Invitation to Review and Provide Feedback on UNDP-ILCN Country Profiles on Privately Protected Areas

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Invitation to Review and Provide Feedback on UNDP-ILCN Country Profiles on Privately Protected Areas

Dear NBSAP Forum members, 

International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) invite you to review and provide feedback on UNDP-ILCN Country Profiles on Privately Protected Areas (PPAs), to ensure that they reflect the most recent and accurate information available. We are looking for PPA experts to review information in a range of countries. Experts who contribute will be recognized in the Report.

As you know, there is an increasing acknowledgement of the importance of PPAs in fulfilling national and international biodiversity and protected area goals. In order to explore opportunities to scale up PPA efforts around the globe, UNDP and ILCN are working together to create high-level overviews of existing national laws, policies, and financial incentives that encourage private land conservation in 30 countries around the world. 

Based on a thorough literature review, we have developed country profiles outlining land tenure and ownership; predominant land ownership types; laws and policies related to PPAs; financial incentives; key organizational structures that support PPAs; and best practices. The aforementioned country profiles will be synthesized into a summary report, which will highlight the overall global trends, with the country profiles available as separate documents. We expect the final report to be released later this year, which will build on The Futures of Privately Protected Areas report released in 2014 by the IUCN Specialist Group on Privately Protected Areas.

In view of above, ILCN and UNDP are looking for experts who can review profiles for the following countries: 

  • Cambodia
  • Costa Rica
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Guatemala
  • Kazakhstan
  • Liberia
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Panama
  • Thailand

How to Review the Country Profiles

  • Please send us an email expressing interest in reviewing one or more country profiles OR send us an email putting us in touch with relevant experts by August 8, 2018. Please express your interest via email to Emily Myron (epmyron@gmail.com) with a copy to Heena Ahmed (heena.ahmed@undp.org). Please note that the profiles are currently only available in English.
  • Once you express interest, we will send you additional background information and the relevant country profiles in word file.
  • Please send your comments in word file track change mode within two weeks of receiving the profile. Comments can be sent in English or Spanish. This timeline can be negotiated based on the number of country profiles you wish to review and your competing priorities.  
  • We also very much welcome suggestions of examples and short case studies.

We are very grateful for any time, expertise, and contacts you have to offer. All those who contribute will be recognized in the Report.

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3 August, 2018 - 21:26