decision_makingContributes to effective, equitable and sustainable management and governance of protected and conserved areas. The provision of data, information and guidance can enhance the protected area decision-making and planning at regional, national and site levels.

capacity_buildingWe develop the capacity of stakeholders on protected and conserved area management effectiveness, governance, equity and data management. Most of the training opportunities are offered at Regional Level and the dates are announced at the Upcoming Events Section

To mark the start of BIOPAMA’s second phase, regional inception workshops were held in Eastern and Southern Africa in 2018, with the aim to identify government priorities in terms of protected area governance and equity and protected area management effectiveness.

key_actorsThe Regional Resource Hub is hosted and technically coordinated by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), located in Nairobi Kenya, under the guidance of the Regional Economic Communities and national authorities.


The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme 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 through better use and monitoring of information and capacity development on management and governance. 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) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC).

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