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“BEST RUP”  works within the framework of the BEST initiative and the pilot project 'inventory of species and habitats in the French Outermost Regions (ORs)' submitted by the Member of the...
As part of the pilot project "Inventories of species and habitats of the French Outermost Regions" a call for proposals will be launched soon.
This project was initiated by Younous Omarjee (Member of the European Parliament), is managed by the European Commission (DG ENV) and implemented by IUCN and project partners. The project BEST RUP (...
EU Overseas are leading the way towards reaching global marine conservation goals
The 25 European Union (EU) Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and 9 Outermost Regions (ORs) are among the most precious assets to their six Member States not only for their rich biodiversity...
New report on recomended Arctic Marine World Heritage sites includes four off the coast of Greenland
The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is opening up previously inaccessible areas to activities such as shipping, bottom trawl fishing and oil exploration, according to a...
BEST 2.0
Today, the BEST 2.0 Programme has launched a call for proposals for small-scale projects on-the-ground in the 25 EU Overseas Countries and...
  Projects supporting the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation are eligible...
Fisherman, BEST, EU overseas
A 3-year project 'BEST RUP' started on 15 January 2017. Its aim is to implement the pilot project 'inventory of species and habitats and...
BEST RUP is taking advantage of any possible synergies with the work carried out under the BEST preparatory action, which privileges a voluntary and participative approach for the development of...
Few weeks before the World Conservation Congress (WCC), the Islands Journey is online aiming at providing useful information on Island Bright spots...
Islands will be definitively in the spotlight next September! Enjoy the reading!
The EU Overseas [1] have reached and bypassed the target of marine protected areas (MPAs) set down in the Aichi 2010 declaration- a globally agreed...
A new publication on MPAs was pre-launched at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii on the 5th September. It shows that between the many EU Overseas islands worldwide, 16% of marine areas (3.5...
Green List presentation at the Europarc conference 2016
EUROPARC Conference, Parc Jura Vaudois, Switzerland, 19 October, 2016
The regular high-school students of the Ecole Secondaire du Vallée de Joux were on their October break, and their classroom was generously made available to the EUROPARC Federation and Parc Jura...
Following a positive and large response to the two calls for proposals launched in 2016 the European Commission has selected 28 new projects - 24...
The small grant call targeted the Caribbean and Pacific regions and resulted in the submission of 35 eligible proposals, while 16 eligible proposals were received in response to the medium grant call...
BEST Newsletter 03
The EU Overseas and BEST Consortium are pleased to share with you our latest BEST Newsletter 03
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In December 2016 the PISUNA project gathered together Greenlandic stakeholders and international experts in Nuuk to share lessons-learnt during this...
From the 6th to the 7th December 2016 the PISUNA project - funded by the European Commission’s BEST Initiative – gathered together Greenlandic stakeholders and international experts in Nuuk to...

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