What We Work

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme assists the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries to address their priorities for effective conservation and sustainable use of natural resources by providing tools, services and financial support.

Our Work

the Regional Observatories for Protected Areas and Biodiversity

The Regional Observatories for Protected Areas and Biodiversity are the central pillar of BIOPAMA’s work. They support data collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting, develop the capacities of staff and organisations to manage this information and provide policy guidance for better decision making on biodiversity conservation.

Mandated by well-established regional institutions, four Regional Observatories have been established during the first phase of the BIOPAMA programme (2011-2017) and others are being established under the second phase. These key regional partners include: the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the University of the West Indies (UWI-CERMES) in the Caribbean, the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, the Observatory for Central African Forests (COMIFAC-OFAC), the West African Marine Protected Areas Network (RAMPAO) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).

BIOPAMA engages primarily with national and regional level agencies and institutions, with additional targeted interaction with protected area managers.

Where We Work

Project 1

The Regional Observatories for Protected Areas and Biodiversity are the central pillar of BIOPAMA’s work. They support data collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting, develop the capacities of staff and organisations to manage this information and provide policy guidance for better decision making on biodiversity conservation.

Project 2

The Regional Observatories for Protected Areas and Biodiversity are the central pillar of BIOPAMA’s work. They support data collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting, develop the capacities of staff and organisations to manage this information and provide policy guidance for better decision making on biodiversity conservation.

Project 3

The Regional Observatories for Protected Areas and Biodiversity are the central pillar of BIOPAMA’s work. They support data collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting, develop the capacities of staff and organisations to manage this information and provide policy guidance for better decision making on biodiversity conservation.

Project 4

The Regional Observatories for Protected Areas and Biodiversity are the central pillar of BIOPAMA’s work. They support data collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting, develop the capacities of staff and organisations to manage this information and provide policy guidance for better decision making on biodiversity conservation.

Funding

Site-based Actions

BIOPAMA will support specific actions on the ground aimed at strengthening protected areas and natural resources management effectiveness and governance. The application of the BIOPAMA management and governance assessment tools will help identify where management action is necessary.

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