Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme was held in New Kingston

New Kingston, Jamaica | 6-7 March, 2018.

The Regional Inception Meeting of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) aims to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, in protected areas and surrounding communities. It is an initiative of the ACP Group of States financed by the European Union’s 11th European Development Fund (EDF), jointly implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) and the University of the West Indies.

This meeting is the launch of the second phase of BIOPAMA in the Caribbean (2017-2023) which is building on the first five years of activities (2012-2017) financed by the 10th EDF, and aims to provide tools for data and information management, services for improving the knowledge and capacity for protected areas planning and decision making as well as funding opportunities for specific site-based actions.

It is also an opportunity for BIOPAMA to strengthen relationships and partnerships with national and regional agencies and initiatives promoting biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. Simultaneous translation will be provided in English, French and Spanish. Further logistical details and other documentation will be forwarded in due course.

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