AUMENTAR LAS CAPACIDADES NACIONALES PARA EL MANEJO DE LAS ESPECIES EXÓTICAS INVASORAS (EEI) A TRAVÉS DE LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE LA ESTRATEGIA NACIONAL SOBRE EEI

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Evaluation Plan:
2014-2020, Mexico
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
09/2019
Completion Date:
09/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title AUMENTAR LAS CAPACIDADES NACIONALES PARA EL MANEJO DE LAS ESPECIES EXÓTICAS INVASORAS (EEI) A TRAVÉS DE LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE LA ESTRATEGIA NACIONAL SOBRE EEI
Atlas Project Number: 00089333
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2020, Mexico
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2019
Planned End Date: 09/2019
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.1 Capacities developed across the whole of government to integrate the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and other international agreements in development plans and budgets, and to analyse progress towards the SDGs, using innovative and data-driven solutions
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 31,930
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Silvía R. Ziller Evaluadora internacional sziller@institutohorus.org.br BRAZIL
Margarita García Martínez Evaluadora Nacional magasa_78@gmail.com MEXICO
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Enhancing National Capacities to manage Invasive Alien Species (IAS) by implementing the National Strategy on IAS
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4771
PIMS Number: 4714
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: MEXICO
Lessons
1.

Los trámites administrativos para la aprobación de TdR, contratos e informes son largos y
difíciles de cambiar por parte del PNUD. Es necesario tener información realista en cuanto a esos
plazos para mejorar la planificación de las acciones y tener los trámites cumplidos en las fechas
necesarias. Siempre que sea posible, es deseable establecer contratos multianuales y/o con
múltiples productos con el objetivo de disminuir el número de trámites administrativos y
aprobaciones.
Los tiempos necesarios para la elaboración y publicación de marcos normativos y actividades
similares a nivel nacional, suele sobrepasar el tiempo de implementación de los proyectos, de
manera que esas actividades planteadas no fueron realistas.
El funcionamiento de redes, comités, consejos y otros grupos de gestión es dependiente de la
existencia de un punto focal institucional que lidere las acciones relacionadas y mantenga los
grupos en actividad constante.
La inversión en eventos de capacitación técnica para distintas agencias de gobierno ha logrado
la incorporación del tema a nivel institucional, aunque sea necesario seguir trabajando para
establecerlo como prioridad en los niveles más altos de mando.
La disponibilidad de información técnica sistematizada apropiadamente (fichas técnicas, mapas
de distribución y de riesgo, AR, protocolos, métodos de control, material de difusión), así como
de equipamientos adecuados, es clave para mejorar las operaciones de prevención, DTRR y
control de EEI.
Los esfuerzos de educación y concientización pública sobre las EEI son altamente relevantes y
deben ser dirigidos a múltiples tipos de público, incluso periodistas, aunque es muy difícil medir
los impactos.
Habría sido importante establecer criterios para la priorización de acciones de control o
erradicación, a fin de mejorar la efectividad de las actividades implementadas para la
conservación de la biodiversidad en el marco del proyecto. Los indicadores de control de plantas
exóticas invasoras en las ANP se establecieron en el MRE con base en número de hectáreas,
pero no necesariamente fueron implementados en los sitios donde podrían generar los mayores
y mejores beneficios a la diversidad biológica.
La adopción de buenas prácticas en sistemas productivos requiere de acompañamiento de
mediano o largo plazo, especialmente a nivel de comunidades rurales, con la introducción de
una práctica a la vez y el desarrollo de estrategias de mercado para los productos derivados.
Habría sido importante incluir en los equipos de consultoría para proyectos piloto de
prevención, DTRR, control o erradicación un profesional que pudiera integrar análisis de costos
de los impactos y/o de los costos de las medidas de mitigación. Esa medida habría permitido
generar análisis de costo-beneficio para fundamentar otras actividades del proyecto y la
replicación de los métodos y técnicas de manejo preferenciales.
El manejo de las EEI debe priorizar acciones de prevención, DTRR y erradicación con base en la
factibilidad y debe considerar no solamente especies, sino también áreas como base para la
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planificación de acciones prácticas. En las prácticas de control, se debe dar prioridad a los focos
pequeños de invasión biológica, pues su control es más viable, menos costoso y más rápido, lo
que permite prevenir la diseminación de la invasión a nuevas áreas.
El apoyo de las OSC suele facilitar la apertura y disposición de las comunidades en las acciones
de prevención, detección temprana, control y/o erradicación de EEI. Se debe valorar y
aprovechar la experiencia y las relaciones a veces ya establecidas por las OSC locales, de tal
manera que apoyen a la gestión de las ANP, quienes no siempre pueden llegar o convencer a la
gente de las comunidades en la participación de las acciones.
El tema de bioseguridad puede ser fortalecido si se incluyen las recomendaciones de
bioseguridad desarrolladas en el marco del proyecto, en las autorizaciones de visitas a islas para
colecta científica, recreación, trabajo, etc. y si se solicita que sean reportadas las ocurrencias de
EEI en el caso de observaciones de campo.
Durante las entrevistas, el equipo de la EF suele tener la oportunidad de aclarar dudas sobre el
funcionamiento de proyectos GEF y sobre su rol en la Evaluación; sin embargo, es común
especialmente de parte de las comunidades y públicos involucrados de manera indirecta, que
tengan la idea que el equipo de evaluación pueda decidir si el GEF proveerá más recursos para
apoyar la continuidad de las actividades. A fin de no generar frustración de parte de esos
públicos, es importante que los responsables por las respectivas acciones aclaren,
anticipadamente, el rol del equipo evaluador como algo no vinculado a la cuestión de recursos
del GEF.


Findings
1.

El proyecto aportó, en diversos niveles y de manera general a los tres objetivos estratégicos y
las cinco acciones estratégicas transversales planteadas en la ENEI a través de la ejecución de
diversas actividades e indicadores relacionados de tal manera que, sin la ejecución de este
proyecto, es poco probable que se hubiera logrado, o posiblemente de manera muy limitada, la
implementación de la ENEI. La prioridad será consolidar las acciones iniciadas y comprometidas
en el proyecto e iniciar de manera gradual aquellas que no fueron consideradas.
En cuanto a la Misión de la ENEI en términos de la participación coordinada, cooperación activa
y responsable de los actores involucrados, ésta no fue al nivel deseado para el manejo de las EEI,
pero su contribución fue importante pues se logró incluir el tema de EEI en la agenda de las
instituciones de gobierno y hubo cambio en la percepción de la problemática por parte de las
instituciones socias y de la sociedad, mayor interés y respeto por el tema en general.
El objetivo general del proyecto fue alcanzado porque se lograron fortalecer las capacidades de
las instituciones clave principalmente a nivel técnico, responsables de la gestión ambiental, de
la bioseguridad e inspección de puntos de ingreso y de sectores productivos en materias
pertinentes a especies exóticas invasoras a través de la capacitación de personal y de la
inclusión de medidas de gestión específicas al tema.
Para el objetivo global de salvaguardar la diversidad biológica se generaron algunas evidencias
de mejorías ambientales en los sitios de intervención del proyecto, en las ANP continentales por
el aprendizaje en el control de las EEI y restauración activa de áreas con plantación de especies
forestales nativas, y en las islas oceánicas por la recuperación de poblaciones de aves marinas
residentes y migratorias y otras especies de reptiles, mamíferos pequeños e invertebrados
después de la erradicación de ratas y gatos ferales. Eso evidencía que la inversión de esfuerzos
y recursos en el manejo de EEI es necesario para lograr restaurar áreas naturales, así como
mantener y/o recuperar su resiliencia, especialmente frente al cambio climático.
El Resultado 1, aunque fue el que tuvo menor progreso y cumplimiento de metas durante este
proyecto, tuvo resultados muy importantes, con fuerte impacto nacional y de trascendencia
para el futuro. Entre ellos, fue publicada una Lista Oficial de EEI a nivel nacional, fueron
elaborados protocolos y análisis de riesgo para diversos grupos de especies y se está
consolidando un Portal Nacional para EEI que va a englobar el Sistema de Información para
Especies Invasoras vinculado a otras herramientas como Naturalista y Enciclovida. Se ha
generado información de referencia para apoyar el trabajo de detección de plagas y de
inspecciones a nivel nacional con coordinación entre las agencias responsables. Se lograron
establecer avances importantes con los sectores productivos más relevantes en términos del potencial de introducción y dispersión de EEI. El sector de peces ornamentales sigue trabajando
en temas de certificación ambiental y adopción de medidas de bioseguridad. Las tecnologías
están sistematizadas y disponibles para replicación.
El Resultado 2 tuvo un progreso más evidente con alta relevancia en el logro de las actividades,
indicadores relacionados y meta entre ellos. Se tiene que en ANP, se generaron modelos y áreas
demostrativas de adopción de buenas prácticas que han reducido el impacto del ganado sobre
manglares y otro tipo de vegetación nativa. En las ANP se mejoró la capacidad para el manejo
de plantas exóticas invasoras y la restauración ambiental con especies nativas, y se desarrollaron
protocolos de detección temprana y respuesta rápida. La consolidación de uso de esos
protocolos, así como de los protocolos de bioseguridad insular, requieren de más tiempo de
implementación práctica, pero están establecidos los compromisos de seguimiento de parte de
la CONANP y de GECI y serán logradas, aunque extrapolen el plazo del proyecto.


Recommendations
1

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 1. Share the information, data and products generated in the scope of the project for use in planning management actions for IAS and developing regulations on species and productive sectors using IAS. This role of CONABIO must be strengthened to ensure that the information reaches relevant government institutions and productive sectors, which requires other alternatives than sharing products on the project web page. Products, plans and models should be organized by topic, while information must be shared in effective ways so it can reach various types of public.

2

Support the Invasive Alien Species Coordination for results at the national level to be registered and available, replicate methods and practices developed, promote the exchange of experiences and measure positive impacts on biodiversity. These issues should be discussed with the Regional Operations General Directorate, the Species and Conservation Priorities Directorate, and other related Directorates to establish cooperation.

3

Establish a common registry focused on IAS management actions with support from the Evaluation and Monitoring Directorate, including prevention, EDRR, eradication, control and monitoring in protected areas. The records must include successful control actions as well as those that did not produce good results. Registry forms should be standardized for all PA as well as for subsidy programs to facilitate online registry. This system may start out simple, using an Excel spreadsheet, and evolve over time into a more elaborate database. It must be focused on providing data on management in protected areas in order to facilitate replication, therefore including methodological details, monitoring results and final results in terms of efficiency, as well as cost estimates, prevention measures, early detection alerts and applied rapid response measures, and the results of such interventions. The system must also include methods that did not work well for their use to be avoided. These records may be linked to the PREVIENE system in order to facilitate monitoring of the implementation of the National IAS Strategy, as well as to connect them to other databases owned by CONABIO.

4

Provide more support to management actions by expediting authorizations for IAS control and eradication actions, which will save time and resources as well as increase benefits to biodiversity. Establish an agreement between CONANP and the DGVS to exempt the need for permits in case of rapid response to early detection of invasive alien species.

5

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 5. Establish a focal point for IAS in order to pursue the interinstitutional coordination required for ongoing IAS management in Mexico, and establish a Sectorial Committee represented by SEMARNAT, CONABIO, CONANP, CONAFOR, PROFEPA, CONAGUA, IMTA and INECC, as well as institutions in complementary areas such as SENASICA, CONAPESCA, INAPESCA, SEMAR, SS and others.

6

Include the objectives and goals of the National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species in the National Biodiversity Strategy 2030 in order to ensure that they will be implemented, or develop a new workplan in the scope of the NSIAS or a new National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species.

7

Environmental Regulations and Incentives Subsecretary: Develop regulations for the National Invasive Alien Species List and improve the compatibility of legal regulations related to IAS in collaboration with other agencies and support from CONABIO.

8

Replicate methods, protocols, materials and knowledge to other protected areas in order to continue IAS management actions in areas of relevance to the conservation of biodiversity. It would be beneficial to develop a list of priority protected areas and begin replication using funds from the subsidy programs.

9

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 9. Hold meetings with high-rank officials in charge of biosecurity issues in the respective institutions, with support from insular protected areas and GECI, to develop workplans derived from the biosecurity protocols in which specific goals, outputs, deadlines and responsibilities are clearly defined.

10

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 10. Provide capacity building opportunities to recently arrived personnel in order to share knowledge, techniques and practices developed during the project, including procedures applied to border control and monitoring of forest pests. The objective is to ensure that information and capacity are not lost and that these agencies continue increasing their effectiveness in inspection and control in priority entry points

11

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 11. Seek funds from the GEF or other sources to initiate a new project to further develop and consolidate IAS management and apply, in practice, all the knowledge generated through this project. Baselines, plans, techniques, models and practices are to be implemented as well as replicated to other protected areas, sites and productive sectors. With a new project it would be feasible to reestablish coordination and commitments with current leaders of institutions in charge of IAS, the environment and related areas, instated after the last change in government, as well as further consolidate IAS management in work routines.

1. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 1. Share the information, data and products generated in the scope of the project for use in planning management actions for IAS and developing regulations on species and productive sectors using IAS. This role of CONABIO must be strengthened to ensure that the information reaches relevant government institutions and productive sectors, which requires other alternatives than sharing products on the project web page. Products, plans and models should be organized by topic, while information must be shared in effective ways so it can reach various types of public.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2019/12/31]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conabio´s invasive species website is currently being remade with the aim of making the information more easily available to the different users. It will have sections by topic on outreach materials, management tools and strategies, species, pathways and impacts. The new design accounts for a specific section related to the GEF funded project and the information produced during its timeframe. There will be a mirror on a new URL invasoras.mx to increase traffic towards the page.
[Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2020/01/23]
CONABIO 2019/12 Completed The invasive species list website has been updated and can be consulted in https://www.naturalista.mx/projects/especies-exoticas-invasoras-en-mexico?tab=about History
The work that will be finished in the 2019-2020 period includes an overhauling of the Information System and a new data visualization tool (with two profiles: a restricted one for decision makers and early warning and one for the public). This will increase the speed at which the information from NISIS can reach the different authorities involved in safeguarding the borders and natural resources. It will also provide a more accurate vision of what is happening with AIS within the country.
[Added: 2019/12/31]
CONABIO 2020/12 Initiated Agreement underway
Strengthening and consolidation of structured and homogenized information regarding actions on IAS (through subsidiary programs) in NPA so that a systematized database is available for the development of new strategies at the national level.
[Added: 2019/12/31]
CONANP Central Office 2020/12 Not Initiated Due to the time required to organize the information, a particular date for the final result can not be established right away.
Organize a meeting with the Evaluation and Monitoring Directorate personnel to generate a particular set of tools, which allows visualizing indicators in the Natural Protected Areas. This information could be eventually downloaded so that the user can recognize the actions taken within each NPA.
[Added: 2019/12/31]
CONANP Central Office 2020/12 Not Initiated Due to the time required to include the information into the indicators map, the time elapsed between the meeting and the final result can not be determined right now.
2. Recommendation:

Support the Invasive Alien Species Coordination for results at the national level to be registered and available, replicate methods and practices developed, promote the exchange of experiences and measure positive impacts on biodiversity. These issues should be discussed with the Regional Operations General Directorate, the Species and Conservation Priorities Directorate, and other related Directorates to establish cooperation.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

Accepted. Due to the fact that subsidy programs have a one year period of action, the plan can not be effectively started until 2020.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Set up of actions regarding IAS management, control and good practices in federal NPA using government subsidy funds to guarantee success.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
CONANP Central Office 2020/12 Not Initiated Due to the fact that subsidy programs have a one year period of action, the plan can not be effectively started until 2020.
3. Recommendation:

Establish a common registry focused on IAS management actions with support from the Evaluation and Monitoring Directorate, including prevention, EDRR, eradication, control and monitoring in protected areas. The records must include successful control actions as well as those that did not produce good results. Registry forms should be standardized for all PA as well as for subsidy programs to facilitate online registry. This system may start out simple, using an Excel spreadsheet, and evolve over time into a more elaborate database. It must be focused on providing data on management in protected areas in order to facilitate replication, therefore including methodological details, monitoring results and final results in terms of efficiency, as well as cost estimates, prevention measures, early detection alerts and applied rapid response measures, and the results of such interventions. The system must also include methods that did not work well for their use to be avoided. These records may be linked to the PREVIENE system in order to facilitate monitoring of the implementation of the National IAS Strategy, as well as to connect them to other databases owned by CONABIO.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthening and consolidation of structured and homogenized information regarding actions on IAS (through subsidiary programs) in NPA so that a systematized database is available for the development of new strategies at the national level.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
CONANP Central Office 2020/12 Not Initiated Due to the time required to organize the information, a particular date for the final result can not be established right away.
Organize a meeting with the Evaluation and Monitoring Directorate personnel to generate a particular set of tools, which allows visualizing indicators in the Natural Protected Areas. This information could be eventually downloaded so that the user can recognize the actions taken within each NPA.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
CONANP Central Office 2020/12 Not Initiated Due to the time required to include the information into the indicators map, the time elapsed between the meeting and the final result can not be determined right now.
4. Recommendation:

Provide more support to management actions by expediting authorizations for IAS control and eradication actions, which will save time and resources as well as increase benefits to biodiversity. Establish an agreement between CONANP and the DGVS to exempt the need for permits in case of rapid response to early detection of invasive alien species.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
An agreement will be established between CONANP and SEMARNAT-DGVS, which determines that in case of a DTRR or control/ eradication request from CONANP a permit will be issued the very same day.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
SEMARNAT DGVS/CONANP 2020/06 Initiated DGVS cannot exempt CONANP from the need for a permit as a technical justification is needed, but a permit can be issued the same day.
5. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 5. Establish a focal point for IAS in order to pursue the interinstitutional coordination required for ongoing IAS management in Mexico, and establish a Sectorial Committee represented by SEMARNAT, CONABIO, CONANP, CONAFOR, PROFEPA, CONAGUA, IMTA and INECC, as well as institutions in complementary areas such as SENASICA, CONAPESCA, INAPESCA, SEMAR, SS and others.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

To establish the focal point for the attention of invasive alien species, a consensus has to be achieved between the different govern-mental entities regarding the objective of the same; the head of the entities have to be involved in that process.We need to evaluate within the environmental sector who should act as the head of the focal point, it is necessary to talk with each area involved.
We don´t know yet how the Ministry will be working, we should wait for the publication of the new Internal Regulation.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

Include the objectives and goals of the National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species in the National Biodiversity Strategy 2030 in order to ensure that they will be implemented, or develop a new workplan in the scope of the NSIAS or a new National Strategy on Invasive Alien Species.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

CONABIO has already made an analysis of the objectives and goals of the NBS vs. the IAS Strategy, identifying gaps and overlaps, in order to ensure that there is continuity between the documents and that the work will keep going. This will be discussed with SEMARNAT and further steps will be taken to decide the best course of action (ie new IAS strategy or NBS).

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation:

Environmental Regulations and Incentives Subsecretary: Develop regulations for the National Invasive Alien Species List and improve the compatibility of legal regulations related to IAS in collaboration with other agencies and support from CONABIO.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The list of IAS, will be continuously updated, national guidelines are being developed for the management of invasive alien species, to be able to carry out management plans on a case-by-case basis.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
The SFNA requested to the Legal Affairs Coordinating Unit (UCAJ) to evaluate the possibility of including fish and trees EEI, to the list, in accordance with the new forestry law, and the “national guidelines project”. 2020/12 Initiated SEMARNAT
8. Recommendation:

Replicate methods, protocols, materials and knowledge to other protected areas in order to continue IAS management actions in areas of relevance to the conservation of biodiversity. It would be beneficial to develop a list of priority protected areas and begin replication using funds from the subsidy programs.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

Due to the fact that the subsidy programs have a one year period of action, the plan can not be effectively started until 2020.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Replicate strategies regarding management, control and good practices with IAS at all federal NPA interested in developing IAS programs using the different financing tools (federal subsidies or private investment) available for CONANP.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
CONANP 2020/07 Not Initiated Due to the fact that the subsidy programs have a one year period of action, the plan can not be effectively started until 2020.
9. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 9. Hold meetings with high-rank officials in charge of biosecurity issues in the respective institutions, with support from insular protected areas and GECI, to develop workplans derived from the biosecurity protocols in which specific goals, outputs, deadlines and responsibilities are clearly defined.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

CONANP Central Office will accompany and support the NPA Directorate in the ways required.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthening of NPA Directorate to assume responsibility for implementing biosafety protocols
[Added: 2020/01/09]
CONANP Central Office, DGOR, DEPC, SEMARNAT 2020/06 Not Initiated
Definition of the course of action and the procedures required to apply biosecurity protocols in insular NPA. Organize meetings with key stakeholders (representatives of public institutions, civil organizations and service providers) and technical personnel of SEMARNAT and CONANP.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
CONANP Central Office, DGOR, DEPC, SEMARNAT 2020/06 Not Initiated CONANP Central Office will take the lead in organizing the meeting and defining the goals.
10. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 10. Provide capacity building opportunities to recently arrived personnel in order to share knowledge, techniques and practices developed during the project, including procedures applied to border control and monitoring of forest pests. The objective is to ensure that information and capacity are not lost and that these agencies continue increasing their effectiveness in inspection and control in priority entry points

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen PROFEPA´s capacity through: • At least 1 training for staff on forest pests, terrestrial and aquatic invasive species associated to international trade and Christmas Trees Inspection. • At least 1 document released to staff on best practices on border monitoring and control at priority entry points.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
PROFEPA-DGPAP AND CONAFOR 2024/12 Not Initiated Yearly during 2020-2024 period
Implement the training of new staff in the topic of Invasive Exotic Species, with support of the materials obtained in the courses implemented during the development of the project, in order to replicate the knowledge acquired and strengthen the technical capabilities of the inspection staff.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
PROFEPA- DGIVF AND CONAFOR 2019/12 Completed Preparation of the training scheme. Implementation in 2019.
CONAFOR will schedule a training course on native and exotic forest pest monitoring aimed at staff that recently joined state management and will invite staff from federal PROFEPA delegations.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
PROFEPA- DGIVF AND CONAFOR 2020/12 Not Initiated
CONAFOR will generate and disseminate a manual to carry out adequate monitoring and surveillance of native and exotic pests in forest ecosystems in Mexico.
[Added: 2020/01/09]
PROFEPA- DGIVF AND CONAFOR 2020/12 Not Initiated
11. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation 11. Seek funds from the GEF or other sources to initiate a new project to further develop and consolidate IAS management and apply, in practice, all the knowledge generated through this project. Baselines, plans, techniques, models and practices are to be implemented as well as replicated to other protected areas, sites and productive sectors. With a new project it would be feasible to reestablish coordination and commitments with current leaders of institutions in charge of IAS, the environment and related areas, instated after the last change in government, as well as further consolidate IAS management in work routines.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/09]

Extension requested by PMU.

With the change of administration of the Mexican government, the new authorities do not welcome (understand) projects sponsored by international agencies, they consider that these are carried out according to international policies and not to the reality of the country.
Each decentralized agencies could look also for funding.

The new administration is going to restructure SEMARNAT and the new Internal Regulation needs to be published to start the response.

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