Strengthened Protected Areas System and Integrated Ecosystem Management in Sudan

  • Duration:

From 1st November 2019 to 1st November 2024

  • Name of partners in the Action:

HCENR- Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources

  • Targeted Area:


  • The area in which the activities will take place:
  • Dinder National Park (terrestrial).
  • Jebel El Dair National Park (terrestrial).
  • Dungonab Bay Mukkawar Island National Park (marine).
  • Targeted groups:

Residents of the selected areas.

  • Brief project description:

Sudan’s rich biodiversity and natural environment is subject to a number of threats related to the lack of a strong, functional protected areas system, both at policy level and in management terms, as well as an increasing impact on natural resources, marine and terrestrial, in and around protected areas due to limited livelihoods options and limited planning.


This project will take a holistic approach to securing Sudan’s protected area system and ecosystems, focusing in particular on key sites of ecological and economic importance and investing in supporting effective community-level engagement in and around protected areas and buffer zones, across key ecological systems. As such it seeks to address the following key project objective: “to strengthen the national protected area (PA) system and promote integrated ecosystem management in adjacent areas so as to reduce threats to biodiversity, mitigate land degradation, sustain ecosystem services, and improve people’s livelihoods”.

The objective will be achieved through the implementation of three project components: Component 1: An enabling environment established at the national level for expanded PA management; Component 2: Improved management effectiveness at selected terrestrial and marine PA; Component 3: Integrated Natural Resource Management in multi-use landscapes in and around targeted PAs. Finally, to ensure adaptive management and equity: Component 4: Knowledge Management, Gender Mainstreaming, and M&E.


  • This project will contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goal (s):

SDG 1 (No Poverty), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation), SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth), SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production), SDG 13 (Climate action), SDG 14 (Life below water), SDG 15 (Life on land), SDG 16 (Peace and strong institutions), SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals).

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