BBRFP26578: Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Assessment Consultancy

Country: Barbados
Language: EN
Number: 2671602
Publication date: 21-06-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)

Description

BBRFP26578: Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Assessment Consultancy
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP Barbados and OECS - BARBADOS
Deadline : 11-Jul-17
Posted on : 20-Jun-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 38617
Link to Atlas Project :
00080909 - Conserving Biodiversity and Reducing Habitat Degradation
Documents :
26578 - Solicitation Document
26578 - eTendering Procurement Notice
Overview :

There are three recently established Marine Management Area (MMA) Conservation Zones and three existing terrestrial protected areas units in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Only the Central Forest Reserve National Park was established primarily for ecological conservation, and there are no terrestrial protected areas on the island of Nevis. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) investment, through the Conserving Biodiversity and reducing habitat degradation in Protected Areas and their areas of influence Project, will expand the protected areas system from two terrestrial sites totaling 5,260 hectares to four terrestrial sites totaling 8,810 hectares and three marine sites totaling 11,693 hectares, The project will further enable support for improved ecosystem representation in the protected areas system through the establishment of these new conservation / protected areas, strengthening of institutional, policy and legal/regulatory framework, development of sustainable finance mechanisms and the establishment and strengthening of protected areas management operations at key sites. However, for effective support for conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems of national, regional and global significance, there needs to be appropriate and sufficient data to inform effective decision-making.