04 Feb 2016
LATEST NEWS AND STORIES
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.
08 Dec 2016
The Pacific islands led the way at the thirteenth conference of the convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13) holding a side event on day one of the global conference. The Pacific Protected Areas Portal (PIPAP) was a big component of the activities showcased towards implementation of Aichi Targets, together with work undertaken by the European Union, Samoa, Fiji, Australia and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
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.
29 Nov 2016
A country engagement mission was recently completed to the Kingdom of Tonga to initiate national activities of the Pacific Islands Protected Areas Portal (PIPAP). This was one of several country missions conducted to consult and engage key stakeholders on protected area management.
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.