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Background the PA financing project
The project entitled “Enhancing Effectiveness and Financial Sustainability of Protected Areas in Malaysia” (PA Financing) has been implemented by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) with the supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant financing since 5 June 2012. There are three project outcomes as follows:
Outcome 1: Systemic and Institutional Capacities to manage and financially support a national PA system
Outcome 2: Technical and institutional capacities to manage sub-national PA networks including capacities for effective financial management
Outcome 3: Effective site-level PA management
Under the Outcome 1, one of the project outputs is “budgetary Framework created to increase financial support for PAs, allocated on the basis of performance”. Demonstration of total economic value of protected areas towards local, sub-national and national economy, and social well-being can serve as a strong motivation and justification for government agencies which are responsible for public finance allocation such as Economic Planning Unit, Ministry of Finance and State Governments to increase financing and investments for the whole protected area system in Peninsular Malaysia.
The PA Financing project aims to develop strong evidence base for increased financing and investments for terrestrial protected area system in Peninsular Malaysia through the assessment of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) of Terrestrial Protected Areas in Peninsular Malaysia. Results of the TEEB of Protected Areas will feed into the development of sustainable financing plans for protected area networks in Peninsular Malaysia and the development of Malaysia Biodiversity Finance Plan under UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN).
The Project Document can be downloaded from the following web link: http://www.my.undp.org/content/malaysia/en/home/operations/projects/environment_and_energy/enhancing-effectiveness-and-financial-sustainability-of-protecte.html.
Background on the TEEB PA study
The PA financing project has commissioned a study on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity of terrestrial protected areas in Peninsular Malaysia (TEEB PA). The objective of this study is to measure the total economic value of protected areas in Peninsular Malaysia through site-level valuations of the ecosystem services that these areas provide. The study focuses on the three largest protected areas namely Taman Negara National Park, Royal Belum State Park and Endau-Rompin National Park; and aims to extraplorate the site-level economic valuation results to reflect the economic value of the entire terrestrial protected area system in Peninsular Malaysia. The valuation methodology involves the use of public surveys to collect data.
Scope of survey work
The purpose of the survey assignment is to collect data through a set of public surveys to provide input to the TEEB PA study.
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