22 Oct 2014 | News story
Two regional observatories were launched in the Pacific and in Central Africa with the aim of supporting decision-making for more effective protected areas management and biodiversity conservation. These observatories were established by BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme), a programme developed on the initiative of the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) Secretariat, supported by the European Union, and implemented by IUCN and other partners.
14 Oct 2014 | Media statement
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo – The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA), has launched a regional Observatory for biodiversity and protected areas in Central Africa, with OFAC (Observatory for Central African Forests) as the host organisation, based in Yaounde, Cameroon.
09 Oct 2014 | Interview
The Observatory for biodiversity and protected areas in Central Africa: Interview with Sébastien Regnaut, Protected Areas Programme Coordinator, IUCN West and Central Africa
02 Oct 2014 | News story
Invasive alien species are recognized as the second largest drivers of biodiversity loss worldwide and island ecosystems appear to be more vulnerable to invasions. The Oceania region, home of six of the recognized 39 world biodiversity hotspots, has suffered significant loss of species and ecosystems as result of the spread of invasive alien species. The IUCN Species Survival Commission Invasive Species Specialist Group (IUCN SSC ISSG) and the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) are working together to address this challenge by improving the access to data on invasive alien species in the Oceania-ACP island countries.
29 Sep 2014 | Article
A workshop to develop negotiation and dialogue skills for natural resource management at the local level was organized by BIOPAMA, in conjuction with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation, from 17-18 September 2014 in Goba, Ethiopia, for the Bale Mountains National Park. It is part of the BIOPAMA capacity development action plan for Eastern and Southern Africa, shaped around the theme of supporting cross-sectoral engagement for integrated sustainable planning with actors active in and around protected areas.