Evaluación final del proyecto 12293 "Control de especies Invasoras en galápagos"

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Evaluation Plan:
2010-2014, Ecuador
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2011
Completion Date:
08/2011
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Evaluación final del proyecto 12293 "Control de especies Invasoras en galápagos"
Atlas Project Number: 00012293
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2014, Ecuador
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2011
Planned End Date: 06/2011
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. National and local governments and communities have the capacities to adapt to climate change and make inclusive and sustainable environment & energy decisions benefitting in particular under-served populations
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Allan Saunders y Segundo Coello Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
PIMS Number: 1349
Key Stakeholders: Ministerio del Ambiente, INGALA, Parque Nacional galápagos
Countries: ECUADOR
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1. A high priority should be given to collating available information about the full range of activities and Outcomes arising from the Project, and to making this information available to local, national and international audiences (e.g., management agencies, donors). An authoritative and comprehensive web-based site, such as Bibliogalapagos should be resurrected and maintained as a key information resource.
2 2. Further effort should be taken to gather, analyse and disseminate information about the costs of invasive species management activities to provide an economic context for reported outcomes.
3 3. A high quality electronic final publication must be prepared to summarise the achievements and lessons of the Project. This publication should be in both Spanish and English languages and be easily accessible to local and international audiences.
4 4. Every effort should be made to maintain the impetus, to build on the capacity and support which has been created, and to achieve further impacts through the management of invasive species in the Galapagos. One of the participating government agencies should take the lead to ensure a revitalised Total Control System is quickly created, that appropriate governance and administration procedures are in place and that support for management and research programmes is maintained
5 5. Prepare a Strategic Action Plan to underpin the revitalised Total Control System, and a Research Plan to guide decisions and activities over a 5?10 year period
6 6. The current process for updating the LOREG should be used to provide adequate legal support to the revitalised Total Control System
7 7. A more comprehensive and effective biosecurity programme (i.e., prevention) is urgently required. In particular the rigorous and consistent application of inspection and quarantine services at a single port facility at Guayaquil is a pressing need. It would be useful to evaluate the possibility of treating organic material to reduce significant risks associated with such material being imported to the archipelago
8 8. CIMEIs are a key element of a revitalized Total Control System and therefore should be reorganized and provided with adequate institutional, legal and financing support to fulfil their objectives
9 9. An archipelago-wide ungulate management plan should be prepared in consultation with community groups. This plan should set out agreed objectives in relation to feral goat, donkey and pig populations on relevant islands
10 10. The GoE should develop and consistently maintain a communication programme focused on changing the attitudes and behaviours of local actors and promoting wider community support and involvement in the management of IS.
11 11. The GoE should provide appropriate support for government agencies responsible for implementing the TCP, and in fulfilling their missions and goals in relation to IS management
12 12. UNDP should support further investigations into the cost ? effectiveness of eradications ? of ungulates and other vertebrates, in particular, as this tool is increasingly being considered as an important step in the restoration of islands around the world. Analyses would appropriately be focused on cost minimization and benefit maximization. Such information could be used to inform GEF?s consideration for support of further eradication projects.
13 13. GoeE and donors should support further investigations and trials of (i) bio-control agents that may be used against key invasive plants and invertebrates in the archipelago and (ii) alternative biodiversity conservation strategies which recognise the on-going presence of introduced plants in some environments
14 14. The conservation of Galapagos biodiversity is of significant international interest. Further mechanisms should be established to encourage and facilitate further inputs and support for invasive species management objectives, and for conservation goals from people and organisations worldwide
15 15. The issue of funding CDF?s on-going provision of scientific and technical services to partner agencies must be addressed.
16 16. A greater focus on biological communities and ecosystems, in addition to threatened and iconic species, is warranted.
17 17. The Government of Ecuador should consider launching a Galapagos Restoration Programme to build on Project results and advances in other sites. An international workshop could be held to develop a longer-term restoration strategy to guide the inputs of participating agencies and to inform stakeholders. This would be an appropriate way to acknowledge the important progress made during the Project
1. Recommendation: 1. A high priority should be given to collating available information about the full range of activities and Outcomes arising from the Project, and to making this information available to local, national and international audiences (e.g., management agencies, donors). An authoritative and comprehensive web-based site, such as Bibliogalapagos should be resurrected and maintained as a key information resource.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

A web page with full access to all activities and outcomes that arised from the project, see http://www.manejoespeciesinvasoras.info/

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Publishing web page with full access to activities and outcomes
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Ministry of Environment 2011/12 Completed See http://www.manejoespeciesinvasoras.info/
2. Recommendation: 2. Further effort should be taken to gather, analyse and disseminate information about the costs of invasive species management activities to provide an economic context for reported outcomes.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

To be taken into account for future projects and actions

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The established fund for invasive species in Galapagos will consider this factor for future projects, initiatives and activities
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Fund for Invasive Species in Galapagos 2010/01 No Longer Applicable Initiated but not in the scope of this project.
3. Recommendation: 3. A high quality electronic final publication must be prepared to summarise the achievements and lessons of the Project. This publication should be in both Spanish and English languages and be easily accessible to local and international audiences.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

Publishing of a high quality electronic final publication must be prepared to summarise the achievements and lessons of the Project. This publication should be in both Spanish and English languages and be easily accessible to local and international audiences

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Publishing of a high quality electronic final publication must be prepared to summarise the achievements and lessons of the Project. This publication should be in both Spanish and English languages and be easily accessible to local and international audiences
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Ministry of Environment 2011/12 Completed See http://www.manejoespeciesinvasoras.info/
4. Recommendation: 4. Every effort should be made to maintain the impetus, to build on the capacity and support which has been created, and to achieve further impacts through the management of invasive species in the Galapagos. One of the participating government agencies should take the lead to ensure a revitalised Total Control System is quickly created, that appropriate governance and administration procedures are in place and that support for management and research programmes is maintained
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23] [Last Updated: 2011/12/23]

The Galapagos National Park takes the lead to ensure a revitalised Total Control System with the support of Agrocalidad, The Charles Darwin Foundation and the Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Galapagos National Park takes the lead to ensure a revitalised Total Control System
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Galapagos National Park 2011/12 Completed
5. Recommendation: 5. Prepare a Strategic Action Plan to underpin the revitalised Total Control System, and a Research Plan to guide decisions and activities over a 5?10 year period
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

The Steering Comitee of The Fund for Invasive Species decides to invest on a Strategic Action Plan to underpin the revitalised Total Control System, and a Research Plan to guide decisions and activities over a 5?10 year period

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Update of theStrategic Action Plan to underpin the revitalised Total Control System, and a Research Plan to guide decisions and activities over a 5?10 year period
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos 2012/12 No Longer Applicable Initiated but not under the scope of this project
6. Recommendation: 6. The current process for updating the LOREG should be used to provide adequate legal support to the revitalised Total Control System
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23] [Last Updated: 2011/12/23]

The Galapagos National Park and the Ministry of Environmnet revise the process in a participatory manner to provide adequate legal support to the revitalised Total Control System

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Participatory process to update the LOREG
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Ministry of Environment 2010/01 Completed The LOREG has been updated following participatory standards and is now in the Presidency of the Republic waiting for approval
7. Recommendation: 7. A more comprehensive and effective biosecurity programme (i.e., prevention) is urgently required. In particular the rigorous and consistent application of inspection and quarantine services at a single port facility at Guayaquil is a pressing need. It would be useful to evaluate the possibility of treating organic material to reduce significant risks associated with such material being imported to the archipelago
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

The Galapagos Government Council creates a more comprehensive and effective biosecurity programme

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Galapagos Government Council creates a more comprehensive and effective biosecurity programme
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Galapagos Government council 2010/01 No Longer Applicable Planned action not under the scope of this project
8. Recommendation: 8. CIMEIs are a key element of a revitalized Total Control System and therefore should be reorganized and provided with adequate institutional, legal and financing support to fulfil their objectives
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

The Galapagos Government Council reorganizes and provides CIMEIs with adequate institutional, legal and financing support

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Galapagos Government Council reorganizes and provides CIMEIs with adequate institutional, legal and financing support
[Added: 2011/12/23]
The Galapagos Government Council 2010/01 No Longer Applicable planned action but no longer in the scope of this project
9. Recommendation: 9. An archipelago-wide ungulate management plan should be prepared in consultation with community groups. This plan should set out agreed objectives in relation to feral goat, donkey and pig populations on relevant islands
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

The Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos considers an archipelago-wide ungulate management plan under the activities to be funded in the future

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos considers an archipelago-wide ungulate management plan under the activities to be funded in the future
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos 2010/01 No Longer Applicable Planned action but no longer under the scope of this project
10. Recommendation: 10. The GoE should develop and consistently maintain a communication programme focused on changing the attitudes and behaviours of local actors and promoting wider community support and involvement in the management of IS.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

The Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos considers a communication programme focused on changing the attitudes and behaviours of local actors and promoting wider community support and involvement in the management of IS under the activities to be funded in the future

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establishment of a communication programme focused on changing the attitudes and behaviours of local actors and promoting wider community support and involvement in the management of IS
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos 2010/01 No Longer Applicable Planned action but no longer in the scope of this project
11. Recommendation: 11. The GoE should provide appropriate support for government agencies responsible for implementing the TCP, and in fulfilling their missions and goals in relation to IS management
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

The GoE through the Galapagos Government Council provides appropriate support for government agencies responsible for implementing the TCP, and in fulfilling their missions and goals in relation to IS management

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Galapagos Government Council provides appropriate support for government agencies responsible for implementing the TCP, and in fulfilling their missions and goals in relation to IS management
[Added: 2011/12/23]
The Galapagos Government Council 2010/01 No Longer Applicable Planned action but no longer under the scope of this project
12. Recommendation: 12. UNDP should support further investigations into the cost ? effectiveness of eradications ? of ungulates and other vertebrates, in particular, as this tool is increasingly being considered as an important step in the restoration of islands around the world. Analyses would appropriately be focused on cost minimization and benefit maximization. Such information could be used to inform GEF?s consideration for support of further eradication projects.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

UNDP CO informs the regional office and GEF about the need to movilize resources to support further investigations into the cost ? effectiveness of eradications ? of ungulates and other vertebrates

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP CO informs regional office and GEF
[Added: 2011/12/23]
UNDP CO 2011/12 Completed
13. Recommendation: 13. GoeE and donors should support further investigations and trials of (i) bio-control agents that may be used against key invasive plants and invertebrates in the archipelago and (ii) alternative biodiversity conservation strategies which recognise the on-going presence of introduced plants in some environments
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

TheFund for Invasive Species of Galapagos considers supporting further investigations and trials of (i) bio-control agents that may be used against key invasive plants and invertebrates in the archipelago and (ii) alternative biodiversity conservation strategies which recognise the on-going presence of introduced plants in some environments under the activities to be funded in the future

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos considers supporting further investigations and trials of (i) bio-control agents that may be used against key invasive plants and invertebrates in the archipelago and (ii) alternative biodiversity conservation strategies which recognise the on-going presence of introduced plants in some environments under the activities to be funded in the future
[Added: 2011/12/23]
The Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos 2010/01 No Longer Applicable Planned activity but no longer under the scope of this project
14. Recommendation: 14. The conservation of Galapagos biodiversity is of significant international interest. Further mechanisms should be established to encourage and facilitate further inputs and support for invasive species management objectives, and for conservation goals from people and organisations worldwide
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

Creation of the Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Creation of a fiduciary Fund to support and finance efforts to control and erradication of Invasive Species in Galapagos
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Ministry of Environment, GEF, UNP, other stakeholders 2010/01 Completed See http://www.feigalapagos.org
15. Recommendation: 15. The issue of funding CDF?s on-going provision of scientific and technical services to partner agencies must be addressed.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

Creation of the Fund for Invasive Species of Galapagos

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Creation of a fiduciary Fund to support and finance efforts to control and erradication of Invasive Species in Galapagos
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Ministry of Environment, GEF, UNDP 2010/01 Completed See http://www.feigalapagos.org
16. Recommendation: 16. A greater focus on biological communities and ecosystems, in addition to threatened and iconic species, is warranted.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

The Ministry of Environment considers this recommendation for future interventions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Ministry of Environment considers this recommendation for future interventions.
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Ministry of Environment 2010/01 No Longer Applicable Planned action but no longer under the scope of this project
17. Recommendation: 17. The Government of Ecuador should consider launching a Galapagos Restoration Programme to build on Project results and advances in other sites. An international workshop could be held to develop a longer-term restoration strategy to guide the inputs of participating agencies and to inform stakeholders. This would be an appropriate way to acknowledge the important progress made during the Project
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/23]

The Ministry of Environment launches a web page to guide the inputs of participating agencies and to inform stakeholders about the important progress made during the Project. Further actions will take place in the form that the GoE considers more appropriate for the efforts on control and eradication of invasive species.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Ministry of Environment launches a web page to guide the inputs of participating agencies and to inform stakeholders about the important progress made during the Project. Further actions will take place in the form that the GoE considers more appropriate for the efforts on control and eradication of invasive species.
[Added: 2011/12/23]
Ministry of Environment 2011/12 Completed See http://www.manejoespeciesinvasoras.info/wiki_en/index.php/Main_Page

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