14 Oct 2014 | Media statement
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo – The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA), has launched a regional Observatory for biodiversity and protected areas in Central Africa, with OFAC (Observatory for Central African Forests) as the host organisation, based in Yaounde, Cameroon.
09 Oct 2014 | Interview
The Observatory for biodiversity and protected areas in Central Africa: Interview with Sébastien Regnaut, Protected Areas Programme Coordinator, IUCN West and Central Africa
02 Oct 2014 | News story
Invasive alien species are recognized as the second largest drivers of biodiversity loss worldwide and island ecosystems appear to be more vulnerable to invasions. The Oceania region, home of six of the recognized 39 world biodiversity hotspots, has suffered significant loss of species and ecosystems as result of the spread of invasive alien species. The IUCN Species Survival Commission Invasive Species Specialist Group (IUCN SSC ISSG) and the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) are working together to address this challenge by improving the access to data on invasive alien species in the Oceania-ACP island countries.
25 Sep 2014 | News story
The Marumaru Atua has set sail from Rarotonga, Cook Islands, the first of four Pacific voyaging canoes that will sail to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, conveying the message to the world about Our People, Our Islands, Our Ocean, Our Future.
17 Sep 2014 | Article
Nick Cox, BIOPAMA Programme Manager at the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme, talks about his conservation perspectives and shares insights on choices, challenges and opportunities for a programme like BIOPAMA to achieve results, always keeping in mind the conservation goal.