04 Feb 2016
LATEST NEWS AND STORIES
17 Dec 2015
The Pacific Islands region has responsibility for 10% of the global ocean surface and hosting the world's largest tuna stocks. Currently, marine protected areas cover just over 2% of the world’s oceans, and only about 1% is strongly protected in no-take marine reserves. In this context, small Pacific Island states with massive ocean territory are taking a global leadership position by establishing and effectively managing large scale marine protected areas and others are making similar pledges.
26 Nov 2015
Every day, information available on protected areas is guiding the decisions on their management, as well as their contribution to the wider national, regional and global strategies and policies for conservation and sustainable development. Knowing that, despite all efforts, the decline in biodiversity in some countries and regions has not slowed down, how do we ensure easy access to and a high quality of information needed to take the best decisions?
19 Nov 2015
Capacity development for protected areas management is a top priority for conservationists and a major component of the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme. In the Caribbean, BIOPAMA's capacity development efforts aim to improve the region’s protected area management capacity through the professional development of personnel and expansion of the network of professionals involved in biodiversity conservation and management in the field of protected areas.
12 Nov 2015
The Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, with support from UNDP Zambia and in collaboration with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation (SCF), is hosting the Regional Programme on the Management of Sustainability for Zambia, a negotiation training for protected area stakeholders based on the Mutual Gains Approach, in Lusaka from 15 – 20 November 2015. The programme builds on the BIOPAMA course curriculum developed for protected areas.
27 Oct 2015
In the Pacific, the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme comes across a number of national and regional projects that have similar aims, particularly for improving the standard of baseline information about protected areas. This feature highlights aspects of the breadth of interaction, trust building and benefits evidence required in order to develop information access and sharing arrangements, supported by a specific example of collaboration between projects and actors in the Solomon Islands.