25 Aug 2014 | News story
How well do training programmes prepare conservation staff for the growing threats to protected areas in Eastern and Southern Africa? Are they equipped with the skills to engage other stakeholders and make the case for conservation in such a way that the biodiversity and the people of the region both win?
19 Aug 2014 | News story
Capacity development for protected areas management is universally accepted as a top priority. And in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, many protected areas do not achieve their objectives of conserving key species, ecosystems and services, due to limited human and institutional capacity; particularly to access and use information to improve decision making. BIOPAMA (the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme) is responding to this challenge by developing capacity for protected area management through work at the regional level, and through wider collaboration with a range of global actors and local actors to develop and share best practices. Some of these will be showcased at the protected areas event of the decade: the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014.
07 Aug 2014 | News story
IUCN, through its BIOPAMA programme, is partnering with the Australian Centre for Environmental Compliance to offer two regional training courses in Honiara, Solomon Islands, designed to build the capacity and confidence of managers and officers tasked with ensuring environmental compliance and enforcement.
30 Jul 2014 | Article
From 24 to 26 June, technical personnel from different environmental organizations related to protected areas such are The Bahamas National Trust, The Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission, The Nature Conservancy, The Forestry Division and Clifton Heritage participated in the workshop “Protected Areas Management Categories Analysis for the Bahamas”, held by the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA). The collaboration to conduct a review of the Bahamas protected areas management categories started earlier this year, with a stakeholders inception meeting.
09 Jul 2014 | News story
One of the key focuses of the BIOPAMA programme (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) in the Eastern and Southern Africa region is the cross-sectoral engagement for integrated sustainable planning. In order to address the growing threat of land and resource use conflict around protected areas, BIOPAMA supports dialogue processes at various levels that aim to develop sustainable solutions to specific conflict situations, particularly with sectors and stakeholders active at the interface of protected areas, including extractive industries, agriculture, infrastructure development, and fisheries.