BEAR in Mind
Effective management of protected areas and biodiversity data are the key challenges for national, regional and ultimately global biodiversity conservation. Constant threats continually pressure limited resources available for protected areas management and biodiversity monitoring what could eventually disturb the integrity of the protected area on the local, national and trans-boundary level and system of nature conservation as a whole. It is needed to urgently improve management capacities of protected areas at all levels. PA managing institutions should have capacity development plans and priorities and environmental institutions have monitoring protocols in line with EU standards and requirements. Capacity development is required at the level of managing institutions as well as within protected areas. Build capacity for modern PA planning, monitoring and reporting for both protected area site administrations and authorities and learn how environmental institutions to monitor biodiversity in the appropriate way.