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 Caribbean component is supporting governments and other IUCN members to enhance biodiversity conservation in the Insular Caribbean. The initiative has developed a strong platform of collaboration and information exchange between decision makers, experts and practitioners oriented to exchange lessons-learned and best practices on natural resources management. The initiative is also interacting with regional policy structures and programmes such as those associated with UNEP’s Caribbean Environment Programme. The programme for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean will implement the regional Caribbean work of IUCN’s BIOPAMA component and the BIOPAMA coordinator for the Caribbean is based at the offices of the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Barbados.

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