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Introducing Nick Cox, new BIOPAMA Project Manager

Nick Cox has joined the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme team as the new Manager for BIOPAMA and will be based in IUCN headquarters in Gland. …  

20 Mar 2013 | News story

A workshop for the biodiversity of North Africa

On the 21st and 22nd of January, Algeria has welcomed a workshop for the launching of the project “Promoting the value of the key biodiversity area of the National Park of Djurdjura, through the involvement of civil society in their conservation and management". This work shop was co-organized by the General Directorate of Forestry (DGF in French), the General Directorate of the Fauna and Flora (DGFF in French), and the National Park of Djurdjura. The workshop took place in Algeria, and gathered 46 representatives of public institutions, civil society’s organizations, as well as universities and research institutes. …  

27 Jan 2014 | News story

A BIOPAMA champion in the Pacific

A tireless champion of conservation in his province in Northern Fiji, Ratu Aisea Katonivere, brings political experience, leadership, local knowledge, and successful community engagement to BIOPAMA efforts in the Pacific region. …  

08 Mar 2013 | News story

BIOPAMA bolsters progress on capacity development for protected areas in the Pacific and West Africa

Participation from a wide range of countries and organizations, in addition to a diverse set of perspectives, marked forward strides for BIOPAMA in two recent workshops held in the Pacific and West Africa.  To underline BIOPAMA’s importance to the regions, high level representatives from the European Union, which funds BIOPAMA, and other key stakeholders, such as the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries) Secretariat, attended the meetings, marking the Programme’s regional launch.  …  

21 Feb 2013 | Article
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The Caribbean Regional Workshop – from planning to action

The Biodiversity and Protected Area Management Program (BIOPAMA) initiated its activities in the Caribbean the week of January 21st in the city of Bridgetown, Barbados. The successful gathering included representation from governments and regional and international institutions, including IUCN member organizations. The University of West Indies (UWI)-Cave Hill Campus was home to this first BIOPAMA workshop in the Caribbean, thanks to the support of UWI’s Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), also an IUCN member. …  

06 Feb 2013 | Article
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BIOPAMA – Getting ready for the second year of action

BIOPAMA begins its second year of implementation in March 2013. To more effectively move forward, experts from IUCN and JRC involved in BIOPAMA implementation met at JRC premises from the15th to16th of January to discuss lessons learned to date and key priority issues to be addressed in implementing this programme. …  

23 Jan 2013 | Article
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BIOPAMA meeting offers solutions for nature conservation and enhanced livelihoods in Eastern and Southern Africa

Three days of intensive work in South Africa from Dec 4 - 6 have led to breakthroughs for the Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (BIOPAMA) programme. The meeting, convened by the main BIOPAMA partners IUCN and the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC), led to the identification of information needs, gaps and products for better decision making on protected areas in Eastern and Southern Africa, as well as priority capacity building needs linked to better decision making. …  

10 Dec 2012 | Article
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BIOPAMA moved forward at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA), funded under the EC/ Intra ACP Envelope for Biodiversity, was officially launched and attracted international attention, through two high level events at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea. …  

05 Oct 2012 | International news release
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Commitment to increase support for conservation in the Caribbean

  The world’s largest conservation organisation, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has committed to increase its support for and engagement of the Caribbean in its work. …  

28 Sep 2012 | News story
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Nature hotspots to get boost through joint EU initiative

Jeju, Korea, 10 Sept, 2012 (IUCN) – Threatened natural areas in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are set to benefit from a unique partnership between the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) and the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) …  

10 Sep 2012 | International news release