Conservation Strategic Objectives

ESARPO's Goal is that by 2020, a mosaic of functional ecosystems (terrestrial and marine) in the most outstanding landscapes and seascapes are effectively managed ensuring that the integrity of biodiversity and ecosystems are maintained and contribute to national economies and local livelihoods.flagship species protection and protected areas work (mostly executed by other conservation organizations) to ecosystem-based, landscape-level investments and an integrated view of conservation.

ESARPO Strategic Objectives

1. Creating an enabling environment – strengthening governance, institutions, laws and policies

  • Empower civil society to engage in policy analysis, advocacy and influence.
  • Promote a policy environment conducive to sustainable and equitable economic growth.
  • Enable sustainable market mechanisms and responsible trade and investment.
  • Address governance failure by strengthening institutions working towards natural resource governance regimes.

2. Responding to market forces in high priority sectors – establishing sustainable NRM/market mechanisms and responsible trade/investment in areas most impacting priority landscapes

  • Develop a long-term, regionally harmonized forestry sector vision.
  • Sustainable forest management and forest certification in tandem with secured habitats and functional ecosystems.
  • Promote responsible trade and investment together with other best practices.

3. Securing high value conservation areas – developing robust and resilient ecological networks and ensuring species success in priority landscapes

  • Pro-poor conservation, protected area management and community-based natural resources management.
  • Sustainable and institutionalized financing mechanisms for the operation and management of protected areas.
  • Ensure priority landscapes are implementing climate change adaptation components in their programmes.
  • Land use planning, law enforcement and illegal trade effectively adopted and implemented by governments.

4. Addressing broader climate change, energy and footprint issues – determining optimum scope, strategy and WWF niche in complex areas

  • Establish a clear strategy and niche to address broader climate change, footprint and energy issues, with the support of the WWF network.
  • Develop integrated national energy strategies.

5. Establishing a high performing operational team and systems for outstanding conservation delivery – one integrated team working at regional and country levels delivering synergies and efficiencies

  • Deliver effective communications and brand development.
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships and delivering long-term resource mobilization.
  • Ensure effective financial management and administration.
  • Build strong teams and organisational structures.
  • Transform monitoring and evaluation at strategic and project level.

2015 Species Goals

 / ©: Guido Daniele / Saatchi & Saatchi
By 2015, the populations of Flagship Species in Priority Landscapes are stable and/or increasing: African Elephant, Marine Turtles (focus for direct WWF species work), African Rhino, African Great Apes (largely delivered through partnerships)

2015 Places Goals

 / ©: Meg GAWLER / WWF-Canon
By 2015, the ecological integrity, processes and ecosystem services of Priority Land/Seascapes* are maintained: 14 ‘Group 1’ Land/Seascapes covering 1.5 million square kilimeters (more than 80% of direct landscape investment), 12 ‘Group 2’ Land/Seascapes covering 1 million square kilimeters (through policy, advocacy and partnership).

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