Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)

Improving the long term conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions in protected areas and surrounding communities.

Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, Palau Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, Palau Photo: IUCN / James Tamelander

 

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is a € 60 million initiative of the European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources through better use and monitoring of information and capacity development on management and governance. It is implemented through IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC-JRC).

The programme focuses on the 79 ACP countries, which cover a huge diversity of ecological, social and cultural systems. These regions contain a significant proportion of our planet’s biodiversity.

For more information see: https://biopama.org

Map of BIOPAMA regions. Credit: IUCNPhoto: Map of BIOPAMA regions. Credit: IUCN