Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

Protected Areas in the Caribbean

Biopama Training Workshop Photo: Carmel Hayes/IUCN

Name of the project: Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management / Biodiversidad y Manejo de Áreas Protegidas

The Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (BIOPAMA) programme aims to address threats to biodiversity in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, while reducing poverty in communities in and around protected areas.  It is financially supported by resources from the intra-ACP envelope of the European Commission’s (EC) 10th European Development Fund (EDF). BIOPAMA combines improving data availability with capacity development to strengthen protected area management.  It has two main components: one concerning protected areas, jointly implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the EC’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), and another dealing with access and benefit sharing (ABS), implemented by the Multi-Donor ABS Capacity Development Initiative managed by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ).

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