Situational Analysis—National Context for enforcement of selected Protected Area

Published: 02 June 2023
Last edited: 02 June 2023

In order to develop your enforcement strategy there are key pieces of information that must be collated and understood. These include lay of the land (why is the protected area important, what are the natural assets that need protection), legal framework (what laws apply, what agencies are involved in protected area enforcement/management), and finally what do you want to focus on: enforcement goals. 


Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase

Enabling factors

Informed, capacitated people should be involved in the process. Enforcement goals need to be S.M.A.R.T  (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound), this can only happen if the context is correctly represented. 

Lessons learned

Context is key in the design of enforcement goals. Having a participatory process gets support and buy in from partner agencies and communities making enforcement “easier”.

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