04 Feb 2016
LATEST NEWS AND STORIES
04 Jan 2017
A national stakeholder's workshop for Kiribati was completed this month to initiate national activities under the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme. The workshop brought together various stakeholders to discuss national and local level coordination arrangements for protected areas which included protected areas administration and management, verifying capacity needs, determining gaps in protected area information, identifying current national data repositories and the types of data available and stored.
16 Dec 2016
2016 represents the fifth year of BIOPAMA activities in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Highlights include more capacity development for protected area staff at different levels, increased countries engagement particularly in protected area data collection, participation at international events (including the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, CITES COP 17, CBD COP 13), networking and experts’ coordination, as well as targeted technical support to countries.
05 Dec 2016
How can open data aid with better decision making within protected areas? A short video Blogpost on the importance of Open Data to governance and decision-making in Caribbean Protected Areas.
24 Nov 2016
The BIOPAMA organized an assessment workshop on the use of monitoring, planning and IMET / COMIT capacity-building tools, with 11 coaches and key Program experts. The event took place in Douala, in November 17-19, 2016. With 69 protected areas supported, 250 national agency executives coming from 12 countries, and a recipient satisfaction rate of over 80%, the group was able to make an assessment of the elements to be improved for the next phase of funding.
17 Nov 2016
A new publication on what drives effectiveness in protected areas has been published recently. It is a joint effort of many authors and part of the work of the Joint Task Force on Biodiversity and Protected Areas of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and Species Survival Commission and supported by BIOPAMA.