Marine and Polar

EU Overseas News

Project and Initiatives: 
  • Call for Proposals Launched for EU Overseas Countries and Territories in 5 Regions


    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.

  • Start of a new BEST project


    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.

  • BEST initiative as the first interregional GLISPA challenge


    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.

  • PISUNA, BEST 2.0, Greenland

    PISUNA- Community-Based Monitoring to Management


    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.

  • 28 new projects to be funded through BEST 2.0


    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. 

  • BEST Newsletter 03

    BEST Newsletter 03


    The EU Overseas and BEST Consortium are pleased to share with you our latest BEST Newsletter 03

  • Greenland, EU overseas

    BEST in the spotlight as the initiative moves towards greater international island biodiversity action


    BEST, standing for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European overseas, was under the spotlight at the IUCN 2016 congress as an effective initiative facilitating international island conservation and sustainable development.

  • Europe Overseas have bypassed Aichi target with 16% of their marine areas under protection


    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 target.

  • Sargasso fish

    Lessons from the Sargasso Sea


        The Sargasso Sea Commission has released a brochure highlighting challenges to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

  • Islands Journey online


    Few weeks before the World Conservation Congress (WCC), the Islands Journey is online aiming at providing useful information on Island Bright spots and Island related events that will take place at the WWC in Hawai’i.


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