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World Parks Congress
The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress shared knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. BIOPAMA supports the objective of the IUCN World Parks Congress Capacity Development theme. Learn on this page about BIOPAMA's contributions to the IUCN WPC and the latest news.
The establishment of Regional Observatories for Protected Areas and Biodiversity is a central component of the BIOPAMA objective of building capacity to improve decision-making related to protected area management and biodiversity conservation (terrestrial and marine). For BIOPAMA, the term "Observatory" reflects the objective of providing the best available scientific data, traditional knowledge, and lessons learned.
Capacity development
Capacity development for protected areas management is a top priority for conservationists, and also a major challenge, particularly linked to access and use information to improve decision making. BIOPAMA is responding to this challenge by developing capacity for protected area management through work at the regional level, and through wider collaboration with a range of global actors and local actors to develop and share best practices.
An Initiative of the ACP Group, funded by the European Union under the 10th EDF