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Public support and advocacy for PA - the experience of WWF-Brazil Rosa Lemos de Sá. “ Protect our Parks” Campaign. Objective Call public attention to the so-called “paper parks” Press the government to vote on, and pass a Bill to create a National System of Protected Areas (SNUC).

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protect our parks campaign
“Protect our Parks” Campaign

Objective

  • Call public attention to the so-called “paper parks”
  • Press the government to vote on, and pass a Bill to create a National System of Protected Areas (SNUC)
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“Protect our Parks” Campaign
  • built partnership with IBAMA
  • design methodology
    • easy to apply
    • low cost
    • generate results in a short period of time
  • seminar to discuss criteria, form, and type of information available
  • methodology based on a questionnaire to be answered by park managers
questionnaire
Questionnaire
  • Eight questions designed to characterize the degree of implementation of PA:
    • land tenure;
    • land post demarcation;
    • existence of management plan;
    • presence or absence of illegal activities within the PA;
    • budget asked in relation to budget received;
    • staff number;
    • existence of equipment, and
    • adequate infra-structure.
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Questionnaire
  • Five questions designed to measured the degree of vulnerability:
  • degree of insularization;
  • land use in the buffer zone,
  • presence of development projects within PA buffer zone.
  • percentage of altered areas within PA,and
  • illegal exploitation of resources within PA.
results
Results
  • Implementation
    • 55% of the areas were considered less than minimally implemented
    • only 8% reasonably implemented
  • Vulnerability
    • 57% of the areas were considered only slightly vulnerable
    • only 2% vulnerable
dissemination of results
Dissemination of Results
  • March 1999 - press conference at the WWF office
  • Bulletin to WWF members
  • Several TV, newspaper, and radio interviews
  • 50 news release on newspapers and magazines
advocacy and public policy
Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Public hearing at the National Congress
  • e-mail petition in favor of parks
campaign success
Campaign Success
  • Bill approved in Congress within months
partnership problems
Partnership Problems
  • Lack of formal agreement
  • No clear roles established
  • Difficulties in communication
  • Lack of trust between partners
  • Problems with media
  • Lack of better understanding of benefits
  • Government employees may fear NGOs participation due to loss of power
successful partnerships
Successful Partnerships
  • Making the process formal
  • Avoidance of personal issues, professionalism
  • Exchange of information, knowledge, and help
  • Roles, responsibilities and benefits clearly defined
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Successful Partnerships
  • Mutual respect to roles, and timelines previously established
  • Real interest and involvement of partners towards the partnership
  • Common objectives
  • Mutual trust
  • Mutual benefits