Pacific R2R - Ridge to Reef

Pacific R2R - Ridge to Reef

Connecting People with Ecosystems for enhanced resilience.

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 GEF Pacific National R2R STAR Project

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Project Overview

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Project Overview

This project will enhance Niue’s capacity to effectively create and manage protected areas for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of natural resources, and safeguarding of ecosystem services.  It focuses on the expansion of its protected estate on land and on its marine areas through a combination of community conservation areas and government-led protected areas.  In Community Conservation Areas, both strict protection and sustainable use zones will be identified and planned carefully, using innovative protection tools recognizing that tenure over most land areas is vested in local communities.  This project has been designed to engineer a paradigm shift in the management of terrestrial, coastal and marine protected sites from a site-centric approach to a holistic “ridge to reef” comprehensive approach.  Through this approach, activities in the immediate production landscapes adjacent to marine and terrestrial protected areas will be managed to reduce threats to biodiversity and ecosystem services stemming from key production activities (e.g. tourism and agriculture).  Additionally, the project also introduces the concept of connectivity between landscape and seascape in Niue.  Terrestrial protected areas will include a landscape that links strictly protected community areas (tapu) to each other to enhance their integrity and to form a functional ecological corridor between them.  Similarly, the creation of a Marine Protected Area at Beveridge Reef also satisfies the integrated and holistic approach promoted by the project by recognizing the link that is thought to exist between the Reef and mainland Niue through which the former serves as a source of recruitment for clams and other marine species that make up Niue’s coral reefs.

 

Results Framework

UNDAF Outcome(s):  UNDAF for the Pacific Sub-region 2013-2017 – Outcome Area 1: Environmental management, climate change and disaster risk management

UNDP Strategic Plan Outcome:

Legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions enabled to ensure the conservation, sustainable use, and access and benefit sharing of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems, in line with international conventions and national legislation (Output 2.5).    

UNDP Strategic Plan Outputs:  -

Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste (Output 1.3)

Executing Agency/Implementing Partner:  Ministry of Natural Resources

Responsible Partner:  

Department of Education, Taoga Niue, Department of Public Works (Water), Office of the Premier, Treasury Department and UNDP 

 

 

Resources

Niue R2R STAR Project Document 

 

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 GEF Pacific National R2R IW Project

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Project Overview

National activities in component one include assessing national planning and policy frameworks for improving water use efficiency and cost recovery and endorsing required reforms including selection and installation of appropriate water use efficiency equipment. Supporting this will be the development of a National Water Quality and Marine Health database populated with data collected through participatory water and coastal monitoring programme. To increase local capacity for resilience the proportion of target community members with awareness of the impacts of water quality and technical skills to successfully practice water use efficiency will be increased by 50% through innovative participatory techniques

In component two the volume of illegal dumping of domestic and commercial solid waste, wastewater and septic sludge will be reduced by 30% through a developed Transfer Station, appropriate Waste Management Plans and sludge treatment options. Additionally, nutrient and pathogen loads from ineffective septic systems discharging into the receiving environment will be reduced by 50% through system upgrades at Alofi North and Alofi South.

National activities in component three will include the implementation of community awareness programme for integrated coastal management at 5 target communities, established through targeted education and monitoring programme, STAR project exchange and participatory coastal health assessments. Following on from this will be the development of village level ICM plans through community management networks at 2 priority sites in Niue. National activities will also include the characterisation of the ecological health of coastal waters of Niue and land-based contamination processes established through participatory ecosystem and coastal habitat data collection programme at 2 priority sites.

Results Framework

Niue Results Framework

 

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