27 Jan 2015 | Article
The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 was held in the Oceania region, offering the most optimum opportunity for BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme) Pacific to invest in showcasing this programme to regional and global actors. Looking back at the successes for the Pacific of this once-in-a-decade event, Tony O’Keeffe, BIOPAMA Coordinator for the Pacific, shares his thoughts on the opportunities to ensure a promising future for the region and the innovative means to voice the Pacific messages to the world.
09 Jan 2015 | News story
The European Union is the biggest contributor to biodiversity finance in developing countries, and with the designation of 2015 as the “European Year for Development”, the achievements of the European Union’s global action in the field of conservation will be in the spotlight. Some of these results were showcased recently at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, through the participation of EU-supported protected areas initiatives such as BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme).
19 Dec 2014 | News story
The 11th edition of the Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management (CaMPAM) Training of Trainers on Marine Protected Area Management regional course will take place from 16 to 25 February 2015 in Granada. The EU-funded BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme is collaborating with the UNEP-CEP/SPAW CaMPAM Network and the Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Network (ECMMAN) project to deliver this course, and the Grenada Fisheries Division will provide local support to facilitate the training.
03 Dec 2014 | Article
The Pacific Island Community Adaptive Co-management (PICCC) course will provide participants with the practical knowledge and skills required for the sustainable management of natural resources such as fisheries management and conservation areas and other forms of protected areas such as Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). The EU-funded BIOPAMA programme is a key partner of this regional protected area capacity development initiative and one of the financial supporters of the course.
26 Nov 2014 | News story
A short video highlighting the Mua Voyage's message on ocean protection and climate change received a standing ovation when it was shown at the opening plenary of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014.