In the Pacific, BIOPAMA is implemented by IUCN’s Oceania Regional Office in partnership with the EC-JRC and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). BIOPAMA supports the 15 ACP countries, which have more than 580 protected areas, as well as numerous locally conserved and sustainable use areas.
The regional focus of BIOPAMA is to support partners and communities to improve the effectiveness and livelihood benefits of marine and terrestrial protected and conserved areas. This will be achieved by implementing activities under four main focal areas. The prioritisation of these activities is based on regional and national strategies, as well as the outcomes of the BIOPAMA regional inception workshop held in Samoa (June 2018).