This publication is a toolkit to support the mission of training protected area managers and administrators in their process of analysis, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the protected area management and governance using the IMET. It was developed in the framework of the BIOPAMA capacity development strategy for West and Central Africa. Download it at this link
This publication is also available in French: Mallette pédagogique COMIT.
The SFCD , developed by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is the result of a widespread programme of activities and consultations during 2013 and 2014, culminating in the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia in November 2014. The SFCD is intended to complement, guide, and extend the recommendations on capacity development included in the Promise of Sydney that resulted from the Congress. Available at this link.
The BIOPAMA capacity building plan for the ACP-Caribbean countries focuses on enhancing the professional development and networking of protected area staff and practitioners; and providing technical and advisory support for country-level implementation of the NBSAP and PoWPA.
The BIOPAMA Capacity Development Programme in West and Central Africa focuses on improving the management of protected areas, which is the main objective of the Observatory and the Aichi target 11. This program follows a "coaching" approach for the site managers, to improve decision-making in the planning and the management performance.
Discover the Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway on the regional host institution, the Centre for Resource Management and Environment Studies (CERMES), at the University of the West Indies. Discover it here.
Supported through BIOPAMA's work in Eastern and Southern Africa, the SADC Guidelines for Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Extractive Industry was developed in line with one of the key actions in the SADC Biodiversity Action Plan, to “develop guidelines on the exploitation of natural resources such as minerals in reserves or protected areas”. Read more
An information factsheet on the Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity for the Caribbean region, called the Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway, set up by IUCN and CERMES - the University of the West Indies (UWI); available here
A brief high-level assessment of the overlap between current and planned Extractive Industries with Protected Areas in the region for presentation and discussion during the fifteenth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), Cairo, Egypt, March 2015. Available here
More than 10,000 top government officials, scientists and civil society leaders convened for the world’s largest environmental and nature conservation event, the IUCN World Conservation Congress, 1-10 September 2016, Hawai’i. The BIOPAMA programme was represented with 30 events and a team of 13 staff. Their results are outline in a new report of the BIOPAMA, European Union and Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group visibility at the IUCN Congress 2016. Consult the report
These country reports have been developed by UNEP-WCMC based on the data available in their World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA). BIOPAMA has made a major contribution to the effort of improving data on protected areas in the ACP the countries. Available here.