25 Jun 2015 | Article
A recent major African conference on biodiversity information for sustainable development highlights key messages of relevance to the protected areas observatories for Eastern and Southern Africa: mobilizing more decision-making and policy- relevant data; having full visibility of the value chain of biodiversity; adopting an inclusive approach towards other sectors that have an impact on biodiversity; and promoting collaborations to maximize the available resources.
18 Jun 2015 | News story
The University of Seychelles is working towards including negotiation modules using the Mutual Gains Approach within their Governance and Stakeholder Engagement Course. This initiative is being led by three graduates of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme’s Negotiation Skills Training of Trainers held in February 2015, which equipped participants with skills to train and assist protected area practitioners in negotiation skills using the Mutual Gains Approach.
12 Jun 2015 | News story
A new IUCN report released today evaluates the state of West and Central Africa’s terrestrial and freshwater fauna and highlights the inadequacy of responses to rapid wildlife decline in the region. Improved legislation and much more effective protection is urgently required to meet international targets for protected areas and halting biodiversity loss. | French
05 Jun 2015 | Media statement
The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat is now the host institution for a regional observatory to support more effective protected area management and biodiversity conservation in the region, made possible through a partnership recently signed with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) supported by the EU-funded Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (BIOPAMA) programme.
03 Jun 2015 | Article
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is offering a one week training for terrestrial-focused protected areas professionals, which is scheudled for 6-11 July 2015, in Trinidad.