The Program’s 3rd Phase, to be implemented from 2016 to 2018, will emphasize the implementation of the protected areas created in the previous phases and their financial sustainability. The targets of the 3rd Phase are the following:
· Creation of 6.5 million hectares of new strict protection or sustainable use PAs.
· Implementation of 13.5 million hectares of PAs created with Arpa encouragement or support in the previous phases. In the 3rd Phase, there will be 6.5 million hectares of new protected areas.
· Render financially sustainable 20 million hectares of PAs which were implemented by the Program, through funds from the governmental budget and complementary sources, including the Protected Areas Fund (FAP).