IUCN's work in BIOPAMA focuses on the protected areas component. IUCN is leading the development of capacity building programmes and theestablishment of “Centres for protected areas and biodiversity”, or Observatories, in the BIOPAMA regions. JRC is responsible for the “Reference Information System” of the protected areas component.

BIOPAMA is a unique example of how to integrate all of IUCN’s main components: secretariat, commissions, and members – under the umbrella of IUCN’s “One Programme” approach. IUCN’s involvement in BIOPAMA includes the Global Protected Areas Programme, four regional offices - Regional Office for West and Central Africa, Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, Regional Office for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean Initiative and Regional Office for Oceania - and two commissions of experts - World Commission on Protected Areas and Species Survival Commission.

REGIONAL OFFICE FOR WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA (PACO)
Man and fishing nets, Mauritania
The work required under BIOPAMA is supported by PACO’s Regional Programme on Protected Areas and Biodiversity that aims to enhance the capacity of different stakeholders to better manage protected... Read More
Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO)
Migration in Seronera
In the Eastern and Southern Africa region BIOPAMA is being implemented through IUCN’s innovative thematic programme on Conservation Areas and Species Diversity (CASD). The CASD programme draws on... Read More
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (ORMACC)
Young hawksbill turtle
The Programme for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean works in four thematic areas: social equity, management of environmental policies, biodiversity and sustainable use, and water. The... Read More
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR OCEANIA (ORO)
Vanuatu
The IUCN Oceania regional office is addressing the challenges associated with a vast and highly diverse region where economic and cultural dependence on the natural environment, along with a rapidly... Read More