04 Feb 2016
18 Sep 2017
The 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 4) represented a tremendous resource for showcasing the work of the BIOPAMA regional observatories for protected areas and biodiversity in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions, with a focus on the marine work.
31 Jul 2017
World Ranger Day recognises and celebrates the accomplishments and work done by rangers around the world, giving their lives to protect natural and cultural resources, and commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty. There are different approaches that help rangers get the work done.
29 Jun 2017
Since 2012, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC-JRC), have been implementing BIOPAMA (the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme) on behalf of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, with the financial support of the 10th European Development Fund.
02 May 2017
Developed by IUCN and JRC in the context of BIOPAMA and launched in 2015, the IMET (Integrated Management Effectiveness Tool) has been extensively endorsed by countries in West and Central Africa, as well as regional and international organizations operating in this region. Benin is the most recent country to validate the IMET as the tool for assessing protected areas management effectiveness, by integrating IMET/COMIT modules in the national universities’ curricula for training future protected area managers.
25 Apr 2017
The need to improve governance and regular maintenance of Caribbean protected areas led to the creation of the Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway, a free and open-access platform launched in 2016 so that researchers, academicians, government conservation agencies and nongovernmental organisations can share and access maps, data and inf