Programme of Work on Protected Areas

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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has developed concise learning modules for each goal of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas. These modules are like short courses which take approximately an hour each, providing an overview of key terms, concepts, resources and approaches.

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Protected area network design

Module 1: Protected area network design

This module covers aspects related to the design of a national protected area network (PoWPA Goal 1.1), including instructions on how to conduct an ecological gap assessment.

2 hours


Module 2: Protected area integration

Module 2: Protected area integration

This module covers aspects related to integrating protected areas into the wider landscape, seascape and strategies (PoWPA Goal 1.2), including the development of conservation corridors, and mainstreaming protected areas into other sectors.

2 hours

Module 3: Transboundary protected areas and regional networks

Module 3: Transboundary protected areas and regional networks

This module covers aspects related to transboundary protected areas and regional networks (PoWPA Goal 1.3), including the establishment, planning, management and assessment of transboundary areas.

2 hours

Module 4: Management planning

Module 4: Management planning

This module covers aspects related to management planning (PoWPA Goal 1.4), including instructions on how to integrate climate change adaptation into management plans.

2 hours


Module 5: Protected area threats

Module 5: Protected area threats

This module covers aspects related to protected area threats (PoWPA Goal 1.5), including the prevention and mitigation of invasive species, and conducting threat assessments.

2 hours

Module 6: Protected area governance, equity and benefit sharing

Module 6: Protected area governance, equity and benefit sharing

This module covers aspects related to governance, equity and benefit sharing (PoWPA Goal 2.1), including best practices for promoting innovative forms of governance.

2 hours

Module 7: Protected area participation

Module 7: Protected area participation

This module covers aspects related to protected area participation (PoWPA Goal 2.2), including participation of indigenous and local communities.

2 hours


Module 8: Protected area policy environment

Module 8: Protected area policy environment

This module covers aspects related to the protected area policy environment (PoWPA Goal 3.1), including protected area policies, incentives, and legal frameworks.

2 hours

Module 10: Appropriate technology

Module 10: Appropriate technology

This module covers aspects related to appropriate technology (PoWPA Goal 3.3), including the use of GIS and remote sensing.

2 hours


Module 11: Sustainable finance

Module 11: Sustainable finance

This module covers aspects related to sustainable finance (PoWPA Goal 3.4), including business planning, assessing finance needs, and developing a sustainable finance plan.

2 hours

Module 12: Education and awareness

Module 12: Education and awareness

This module covers aspects related to education and awareness (PoWPA Goal 3.5), including how to design an effective awareness campaign.

2 hours

Module 15: Monitoring

Module 15: Monitoring

This module covers aspects related to monitoring (PoWPA Goal 4.3), including how to monitor biodiversity status and strategy effectiveness.

2 hours


Module 17: Climate Change

Module 17: Climate Change

This module provides recommendations and guidelines for incorporating climate change aspects into protected area design and management, and highlights the role that protected areas can play in climate mitigation and adaptation.

2 hours

Module 18: Marine Protected Areas

Module 18: Marine Protected Areas

This module shows how the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas applies in a marine environment, and enables protected area planners to increase marine protection, improve the marine protected area network, and reduce threats to the marine environment.

2 hours

Module 19: Implementation

Module 19: Implementation

This module covers aspects related to PoWPA implementation, including forming a multi-stakeholder advisory committee, and developing a strategic master plan.

2 hours

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