26 Nov 2015 | Article
Every day, information available on protected areas is guiding the decisions on their management, as well as their contribution to the wider national, regional and global strategies and policies for conservation and sustainable development. Knowing that, despite all efforts, the decline in biodiversity in some countries and regions has not slowed down, how do we ensure easy access to and a high quality of information needed to take the best decisions?
19 Nov 2015 | Event
Capacity development for protected areas management is a top priority for conservationists and a major component of the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme. In the Caribbean, BIOPAMA's capacity development efforts aim to improve the region’s protected area management capacity through the professional development of personnel and expansion of the network of professionals involved in biodiversity conservation and management in the field of protected areas. A new training scheme has been designed for terrestrial protected area management for Spanish-speaking countries and is currently open for applications.
12 Nov 2015 | Event
The Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, with support from UNDP Zambia and in collaboration with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation (SCF), is hosting the Regional Programme on the Management of Sustainability for Zambia, a negotiation training for protected area stakeholders based on the Mutual Gains Approach, in Lusaka from 15 – 20 November 2015. The programme builds on the BIOPAMA course curriculum developed for protected areas. | French
27 Oct 2015 | Article
In the Pacific, the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme comes across a number of national and regional projects that have similar aims, particularly for improving the standard of baseline information about protected areas. This feature highlights aspects of the breadth of interaction, trust building and benefits evidence required in order to develop information access and sharing arrangements, supported by a specific example of collaboration between projects and actors in the Solomon Islands. | French
14 Oct 2015 | Article
The Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) held its 2015 annual conference from the 28th September to 1st October 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. This was the 31st meeting of the TDWG group and it was held in Africa for the first time under the theme, “Applications, Standards and Capacity Building for Sustaining Global Biodiversity”. BIOPAMA’s concepts and tools were therefore presented to a global audience with a particular interest in biodiversity information, and attracted new potential partnerships with stakeholders in Eastern Africa. | French