24 Feb 2015 | Article
The Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (BIOPAMA) programme participated in the protected area event of the decade, the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) 2014, taking place in Sydney, Australia, 12-19 November 2014. By putting forward its resources and capacity, and with the support of the European Union and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat, who initiated and funded this programme, BIOPAMA achieved important results at this global event.
20 Feb 2015 | Media statement
St. George’s, Grenada, February 20th. Twenty three regional marine conservation professionals, including four from within Grenada, are spending nine days sharing information and best practices that could lead to more sustainable usage of marine protected areas (MPA) in their home countries.
16 Feb 2015 | News story
For one week from 8 and 13 February 2015, 20 delegates from various training institutions and protected area agencies in Eastern and Southern Africa gathered at Roodevallei Lodge, north of Pretoria, South Africa, to learn how to teach the mutual gains approach to negotiation in the context of natural resources management. The training was offered by BIOPAMA, in partnership with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation and is part of a series of trainings aimed at making negotiation skills training more accessible in this region.
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).