04 Feb 2016
28 Feb 2017
Samoa has been at the forefront of efforts to protect its unique biodiversity and ecosystems. It is home to O le Pupu Pu'e National Park, established in 1978, the first national park declared in the South Pacific. A national workshop for protected area stakeholder's, co-organised and implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) was completed for Samoa this month to help initiate measures to improve data and information on Samoa's protected areas.
15 Feb 2017
The year 2016 was marked by a very intense IMET (Integrated Management Effectiveness Tool) campaign in West and Central African countries. The BIOPAMA team in this region, the network of IMET coaches, regional organizations and national protected areas agencies participated in the efforts to train 140 staff on improving protected area management effectiveness, while reaching directly a total audience of close to 600.
25 Jan 2017
The Department of Sustainable Development in the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations, and Sustainable Development of Saint Lucia is hosting a three-day workshop with key protected area (PA) stakeholders on the island from January 25 to 27, 2017.
04 Jan 2017
News story
A national stakeholder's workshop for Kiribati was completed this month to initiate national activities under the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme. The workshop brought together various stakeholders to discuss national and local level coordination arrangements for protected areas which included protected areas administration and management, verifying capacity needs, determining gaps in protected area information, identifying current national data repositories and the types of data available and stored.
16 Dec 2016
2016 represents the fifth year of BIOPAMA activities in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Highlights include more capacity development for protected area staff at different levels, increased countries engagement particularly in protected area data collection, participation at international events (including the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, CITES COP 17, CBD COP 13), networking and experts’ coordination, as well as targeted technical support to countries.