Are you aware of these amazing facts? The EU’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) include 34 political entities which: (1) cover a total land area equivalent to the EU (2) cover the largest marine territory in the world (3) host more than 20% of the world’s coral reefs and lagoons, and (4) are home to 4 of 36 global hotspots biodiversity: Caribbean Islands, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Macaronesian Archipelagos. EU Overseas host unique and amazing ecosytems of global importance but these ecosystems are severely under threat from climate change, invasive species, and habitat degradation, fragmentation and loss.
Lancé le lundi 4 septembre, l’appel BEST RUP vise à soutenir des projets de conservation de la biodiversité dans les 6 Régions Ultrapériphériques (RUP) françaises : la Guadeloupe, la Martinique et Saint-Martin pour la région Caraïbes, La Réunion et Mayotte pour la Région Océan Indien et la Guyane Française pour la Région Amazonie. Les porteurs de projets ont jusqu’au 2 octobre 2017 pour déposer leur première note de concept.
Dans le cadre du projet pilote « Inventaires des espèces et habitats des Régions Ultrapériphériques françaises » un appel à propositions sera prochainement lancé.
New report on recomended Arctic Marine World Heritage sites includes four off the coast of Greenland
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 Territories located in five regions - Caribbean, Pacific, South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Polar/sub-polar.
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 environmentally sensitive areas in the French Outermost Regions (ORs)' submitted by the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Younous Omarjee.
The BEST Challenge is a commitment to promote conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services, including ecosystem-based approaches to climate adaptation and mitigation in the EU overseas.
In December 2016 the PISUNA project gathered together Greenlandic stakeholders and international experts in Nuuk to share lessons-learnt during this project and other community-based monitoring initiatives in the Arctic.
Following a positive and large response to the two calls for proposals launched in 2016 the European Commission has selected 28 new projects - 24 small scale and 4 medium scale - to be funded under the BEST 2.0 Programme.
The EU Overseas and BEST Consortium are pleased to share with you our latest BEST Newsletter 03