A year in images: 2018
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management -
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) aims to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, in protected areas and surrounding communities. BIOPAMA provides a variety of tools, services and funding to conservation actors in the ACP countries.
In 2018, the BIOPAMA programme engaged with a significant number of stakeholders to ensure that BIOPAMA’s activities support the needs of the countries and their actors, as well as assist them in achieving their conservation objectives and international commitments.
Significant effort was dedicated to successfully launching the programme in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific - through the organisation of regional inception workshops and extensive consultations with the key audiences – and to implementing activities: capacity development trainings, protected area data collection and countries engagement technical missions, networking facilitation, enhanced engagements and negotiations for the BIOPAMA regional observatories, and new ACP protected areas analysis. The launch of a new version of the BIOPAMA Reference Information System and the design of a new grant mechanism are also among the programme’s highlights for 2018.
BIOPAMA looks forward to continuing working with you in
Léonidas Nzigiyimpa is rewarded with the National Geographic/Buffet Award for Leadership in Conservation.
Léonidas has been chief warden in charge of the protected areas in the southern region of Burundi since 2001, he is an active stakeholder in shaping the activities of the BIOPAMA programme and one of the 27 coach of the Integrated Management Effectiveness Tool (IMET).
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme assists the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to address their priorities for improved management and governance of biodiversity and natural resources. It is an initiative of the ACP Group of States financed by the European Union’s 11th European Development Fund (EDF), jointly implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC).
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This publication has been produced with support of the 11th EDF. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of IUCN and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union nor of the ACP Group of States.