Consultancy opportunity: design of the State of Protected and Conserved Areas Report

24 October 2019

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Programme (BIOPAMA) aims to assist countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, including through developing knowledge products that underpin evidence-based decision making. In support of this, BIOPAMA will produce an Oceania State of Protected and Conserved Areas (SoPACA) report. This will outline progress made toward achieving protected area targets and include up-to-date information on protected area coverage, representativeness, connectivity, governance and management effectiveness. The report will also review protected area issues relevant to the region, including sustainable financing and management capacity, and provide recommendations for strengthening the efficacy of protected and conserved areas in the region.

The preparation of the Oceania SoPACA report will be led by IUCN in collaboration with global and regional partners. This will include the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC), UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). The report is expected to be up to 60,000 words in length and cover 23 countries and territories in the region.

Working under the supervision of the IUCN Oceania Protected Areas Coordinator, the consultant will design the Oceania SoPACA Report. The consultant will also work closely with other members of the publication team (e.g., editors and authors) to design and prepare maps, infographics and other elements of the report, which is expected to be approximately 200 pages in length. The aim of this work is to produce a high quality, visually appealing and easy to read output that is consistent with BIOPAMA / IUCN’s publication and branding requirements.

Interested parties are invited to send a full proposal to Paul van Nimwegen ( by no later than midnight (GMT+12) on 8 November 2019. Work is expected to commence soon thereafter.

The full details of the consultancy are available at this link.

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