Implementing a “Ridge to Reef” Approach to Protecting Biodiversity and Ecosystems (Grenada)

Objective
To ensure that biodiversity and ecosystems functions within and around marine and terrestrial PAs in Grenada are better protected from threats through the adoption of an integrated “Ridge to Reef” approach that increases PA management effectiveness and applies targeted sustainable land (and coastal sea) management practices, while ensuring ecosystems resilience to climate change.

Description
The project will strengthen land, forest and reef management processes (ecosystems functions) and biodiversity conservation on all terrestrial landscapes and marine and seascapes in Grenada, especially within and around marine and terrestrial protected areas. This will be achieved through a multi-focal strategy having a “ridge to reef” approach that increases protected areas’ management effectiveness and applies targeted land management practices. It will include: development of a policy-based legal, planning and institutional /regulatory framework in support of a sustainably managed network of TPAs and MPAs; development and management of landscapes and seascapes by adopting the approach of integrating sustainable land management (SLM) and sustainable forest management (SFM/REDD+) principles and practices as a matter of public policy (integrated approach for managing forest ecosystems, protection and sustainable use of the biodiversity, prevention of land/sea degradation, and integration of peoples livelihood objectives within the management of forest and marine eco-systems). By piloting SFM/REDD+ and SLM practices in the Annandale/Beausejour watershed to improve carbon stocks, it will contribute to reducing deforestation, reducing susceptibility to drought (and forest fires) and consequent land degradation that would impact downstream landscapes and seascapes.

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

December 2014

Estimated end date:

December 2019

Focus area:

  • inclusive growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Grenada

    Implementing partner:

    Government of Grenada

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Amount contributed

    $3,541,355

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $124,721

    2018 $519,963

    2017 $409,432

    2016 $512,280

    2015 $371,746

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