Implementation of EbA measures

Published: 29 November 2016
Last edited: 16 October 2017

The objective of this building block is to implement the EbA measures in the field: community-based grassland management and domestic livestock husbandry associated with management of vicuñas in the wilderness and restoration of ancestral water infrastructure.

In order to start with the implementation of measures, not only the results of the vulnerability and risk assessment were required, but also joint work between the project and the head of the landscape reserve in order to ensure that the measures were articulated and reinforcing the master plan. The prioritization of the EbA measures was carried out jointly with the local communities, who chose the measures according to their interest.

This process was supported by the communal and some district authorities. In addition, trainings were developed for interest groups and park rangers of the landscape reserve, all of this to ensure the implementation, appropriation and sustainability of the activities. Finally, it was important to develop local management plans for each community. These management plans are part of the commitment of each community to continue with the EbA measures. These management plans go hand in hand with the landscape reserve´s master plan.


Sustainable livelihoods
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Management planning
Technical interventions and infrastructure
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

  • Commitment of the local actors who will participate in the implementation and the decision-making.
  • Material and equipment provided by the project to be able to implement the identified measures.
  • Capacity building processes for the local actors and the protected area staff for the implementation of EbA.
  • SERNANP and communities working in a coordinated manner.
  • Dialogue processes and awareness raising at the local level.

Lessons learned

  • From the beginning, SERNANP and the project worked together. While the project has a limited time span in the area, SERNANP is a permanent actor. Once the project ends, SERNANP will be in charge to support, advice and monitor the activities carried out by the communities.
  • It requires commitment and willingness of the actors to establish agreements for the sustainability of the processes.
  • The connection between the population and ecosystem services, as well as the social structures in a community or the strength of local organizations must be taken into account in order to ensure ownership and sustainability.
  • It is necessary to sensitize the actors involved, seek a coordinated work with the authorities and devote time to the activities. Implementation itself may be affected by the lack of information, limited availability of resources and lack of support from local authorities or institutions.

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