Develop participatory management and action plans for long-term conservation of Montaña la Humeadora and Valle Nuevo National Parks, two key biodiversity areas with special significance since they protect critical catchment areas for Santo Domingo's water supply. The grant supports the development of baseline studies to assess the state of biodiversity, agriculture and its encroachment, and local socioeconomic conditions. Special consideration will be paid to the provision of ecosystem services (particularly for water resources), agricultural encroachment, and climate change adaptation. Outreach to local communities and park management authorities will result in the management plan recommendations and approval.
Strategic Direction:1 Improve protection and management of 45 priority key biodiversity areas