Supporting Sustainable Ecosystems by Strengthening the Effectiveness of Dominicas Protected Areas System

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From April 14, 2016 to April 14, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  2. 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing

Project ID: 5089

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Strengthening conservation areas


  • Ecosystem-based mitigation
  • Agrobiodiversity


  • Marine
  • Conserved areas


  • Large marine ecosystem
  • Marine and coastal protected areas
  • Productive landscapes/Seascapes
  • OECM (Other effective area-based conservation measures)

Transformed sector(s)

  • Aquaculture
  • Other sectors
  • Agriculture

UNDP role(s)

  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Policy advice


  • Governance
  • Food and agricultural commodities
  • Management operation


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Standards/ Labeling/ Guideline
  • Institutional framework
  • Improved & diversified sustainable livelihoods (TP 5)
  • Sustainable land management
  • Conserved areas/ protected areas management

Social inclusion


Gender equality

  • Women farmers
  • Women's cooperatives and groups
  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience
  • Reduce exposure

SDG target(s)

  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  • 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing

Conventions and protocols

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • SIDS
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

About this project


The objectives of this project are to improve the sustainability of the protected area system in Dominica, to strengthen the management of Morne Trois Pitons National Park (MTPNP) and establish a buffer zone around the area, and to enhance the cross-sector enabling environment for integrated landscape management. The establishment of a buffer zone will improve the integrity of MTPNP while making it the core conservation area within a functional productive landscape.


To demonstrate a model for effective integrated landscape management encompassing the strengthening of an existing protected area (Morne Trois Pitons National Park) and establishment of its buffer zone in order to reduce threats to biodiversity and ecological functioning.

USD $1,789,498

Grant amount

USD $7,700,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($1,789,498)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Barbados

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