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AUMENTAR LAS CAPACIDADES NACIONALES PARA EL MANEJO DE LAS ESPECIES EXÓTICAS INVASORAS (EEI) A TRAVÉS DE LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE LA ESTRATEGIA NACIONAL SOBRE EEI
Commissioning Unit: Mexico
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Mexico
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
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.

Key Actions:

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