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BIOPAMA webinar: OECMs in Eastern and Southern Africa - Shared screen with speaker view
Claire Vincent (UNEP-WCMC)
51:00
Good morning everyone, I'm Claire from UNEP-WCMC based in Cambridge, UK!
Ara Monadjem
51:00
Ara Monadjem from Department of Biological Sciences, University of Eswatini. Good morning to you all!
Stephanie Login-McGinn
51:24
Good morning, I am Stephanie Login-McGinn, from Dombeya Game Reserve, central Eswatini!
Bronwyn Maree
51:39
Bronwyn Maree BirdLife South Africa. East Atlantic Flyway Initiative Project Manager
Peter Hongo
51:51
Good morning, I am Peter Hongo from Kenya Wildlife Service
Eswatini - Patrick Bhekisisa DLAMINI
51:57
Hello everyone. My name is Patrick Dlamini a Soil Surveyor/Scientist from the Ministry of Agriculture's Land Use Planning and Development Department in Eswatini
Jessica Stewart (UNEP-WCMC)
52:00
I'm Jess Stewart from UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK
Bastian Bertzky
52:03
Good morning. Bastian Bertzky here, from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, based in northern Italy
Anette Petersen
52:09
Hello. Anette Petersen form denmark is participation in the webinar. I am member og WCPA and the Geoheritage Specialist Group in IUCN.
Christine Mentzel
52:58
Hi, this is Christine Mentzel from IUCN South Africa Office - BIOPAMA Coordinator Eastern and Southern Africa
Daniel Marnewick
53:45
Daniel Marnewick, BirdLife South Africa, Regional Conservation Programme manager
Tariku Ayane
57:06
Hi, This is Tariku Geda from Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, GIS expert
Shayne Kotting
01:00:19
Morning. Shayne Kotting from Namibia, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism.
Andrew de Blocq
01:00:29
Andrew de Blocq, Avitourism Project Manager, BirdLife South Africa.
Romy Antrobus-Wuth
01:03:32
Morning. Romy Antrobus-Wuth, Stewardship Ecologist, Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region.
Beryl Nyamgeroh
01:12:05
Beryl Nyamgeroh, Technical Officer Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme BIOAMA
Claire Vincent (UNEP-WCMC)
01:13:11
Please feel free to ask any questions you might have here in the chat box.
Jessica Stewart (UNEP-WCMC)
01:14:38
Please do think about any questions you may have, and add them on here.
Jessica Stewart (UNEP-WCMC)
01:15:06
Are you starting to get more of an idea of what OECMs are and how they differ from protected areas?
Jessica Stewart (UNEP-WCMC)
01:15:33
Are you starting to think about what kind of areas could be OECMs is your country?
Bastian Bertzky
01:18:42
How do you evaluate whether or not an OECM achieves positive and sustained long-term biodiversity outcomes? This seems to imply that you have good data on biodiv trends in the area and that you also keep monitoring its status. I wonder how you can assure this when recognizing OECMs and including them in Protected Planet?
Paul Buckley
01:20:16
Paul Buckley UK Is there a risk that some countries decide to downgrade their PAs to OECM to remove the legal rigidity of PAs. How can this be avoided - if indeed we think it matters?
Bastian Bertzky
01:22:35
Is there any guidance available on minimum monitoring requirements for OECMs and the responsible stakeholders?
Stephanie Login-McGinn
01:24:24
OECMs need to prove long-term and effective governance and management, with a proven ability to respond to conservation risks. For those with secondary/tertiary conservation objectives, this seems very challenging, on the ground, with great potential for an influx of "paper OECMs", as you mentioned. Can you talk about this?
Stephanie Login-McGinn
01:25:16
Also, are there international/national targets for the balance between primary, secondary, tertiary-objective OECMs?
Bastian Bertzky
01:27:17
Not a question but if anyone has interesting OECM experiences to share, please consider this: The journal Land has a new special issue open on “Planning Effective Conservation Landscapes for Nature and People: What Have We Learned?" As you will see from the special issue website, we are looking for contributions on the planning, management, and governance of conservation landscapes that involve protected and conserved areas, ICCAs, TFCAs, and OECMs. Manuscripts can be submitted from now until 1 June 2021 and will be reviewed as they come in. More information here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/land/special_issues/planning_conservation_landscapes
Daniel Marnewick
01:30:47
https://www.iucn.org/sites/dev/files/media-uploads/2020/09/iucn_wcpa_technical_note_series_no._1.pdf
Jessica Stewart (UNEP-WCMC)
01:41:13
When you have questions on the South Africa case study, please feel free to add them to this chat box. We will have time after Daniel's presentation to discuss a few questions :)
Anette Petersen
01:41:32
Will we get a copy of the presentations?
Bastian Bertzky
01:45:29
Here is the link to the website with the report that Daniel talks about: https://www.birdlife.org.za/what-we-do/regional-conservation-programme/media-and-resources
Daniel Marnewick
01:51:19
South African OECM country report https://www.birdlife.org.za/what-we-do/regional-conservation-programme/media-and-resources/
Bastian Bertzky
01:52:43
Great presentations so far - very useful material!
Harry Jonas
01:52:43
Question from Stephanie: Also, are there international/national targets for the balance between primary, secondary, tertiary-objective OECMs? Answer: no, the 30x30 target does not make a distinction between different kinds of OECMs.
Jessica Stewart (UNEP-WCMC)
02:00:15
Yes, Annette we can share the pdf's of the presentations
Bastian Bertzky
02:06:13
In a country such as Eswatini, do you already have spatial data for some / all of the OECMs that you identified? Or would they all have to be mapped digitally before they can be reported?
Anette Petersen
02:12:53
In Denmark we e.g. have military areas which are well managed and hold a wide biodiversity - but are not a PA obviously. This can seem to be ridiculously in a public vue, which not always understand the PAs as they (the public) look at the great biodiversity and natural value there is in the military areas. Therefore the OECM helps to justify, or acknowledge if you like, the natural value those sites holds.
Daniel Marnewick
02:15:17
Hi Anette, yes military sites are hidden gems. The only challenge we faced in South Africa is their reluctance to provide maps and data for a public space as there are sensitivities around military sites.
Jessica Stewart (UNEP-WCMC)
02:16:39
Thanks Anette. Is anyone else thinking about what areas in their country could be OECMs? If so, please add them in here!
Bastian Bertzky
02:18:07
Good reference on nature conservation in military areas of Germany: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1617138118301870
Anette Petersen
02:20:52
How long time (hours / months) have Daniel used in identifying the OECM all inclusive. And Wisdom? To get a clue if we want to set up a project in Denmark identifying OECMs . besides the military areas.
Harry Jonas
02:21:20
Thanks Wisdom. To all, this was the first OECM, military site in Canada: https://www.iucn.org/news/protected-areas/201905/new-canadian-other-effective-conservation-measure-canadian-forces-base-shilo
Tariku Ayane
02:23:58
Dear Jessica,
Tariku Ayane
02:24:43
As good practice Ethiopia has implementing geonode to compile PAs data. it can be accessed via : http://196.188.40.146/
Tariku Ayane
02:26:54
in what way can we use it together as a means of Ethiopia PAs and OECM data node?
Jessica Stewart (UNEP-WCMC)
02:28:22
Thank you Tariku! Excellent to see this. Let's follow up about this over email, or on a call so we can discuss in a little more detail
Daniel Marnewick
02:28:50
the implementation of our project to engage stakeholders, develop a methodology, and undertake 9 site assessments, took 12 months.
Tariku Ayane
02:29:16
very good.
Harry Jonas
02:33:04
International OECM guidance and latest version of the methodology here: https://www.iucn.org/commissions/world-commission-protected-areas/our-work/oecms
Daniel Marnewick
02:33:18
daniel.marnewick@birdlife.org.za
Harry Jonas
02:33:33
harry@futurelaw.org
Claire Vincent (UNEP-WCMC)
02:33:50
jessica.stewart@unep-wcmc.org
Harry Jonas
02:33:52
Thanks everyone
Jessica Stewart (UNEP-WCMC)
02:34:15
jessica.stewart@unep-wcmc.org
Stephanie Login-McGinn
02:34:21
Thank you- this was a very informative presentation/discussion.
Beryl Nyamgeroh
02:34:22
Thank you everyone, great presentations
Sophia Schwer
02:34:26
thanks!
Tariku Ayane
02:34:35
Thanks