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General information about the objectives and criteria for the BIOPAMA Action component

BIOPAMA Action Component objectives

Priority driven, the objective of BIOPAMA Action Component is to improve biodiversity conservation in priority areas
through funding tangible on the ground actions.

From knowledge to action, the BIOPAMA Action Component is addressing key management and governance issues identified by diagnostic tools. Co-benefits for human well-being, livelihoods, as well as for climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, will be explicitly sought whenever possible.

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Key concepts

Priority Areas, in wider conservation landscapes, include inter alia, key landscapes for conservation (where identified
in ACP Countries), Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), Marine Managed Areas or other protected and conserved areas, where
their importance is justified by diagnostic tools or strategic documents in ACP Countries, including SIDS.

Diagnostic tools encompass, for the purpose of the BIOPAMA Action Component, quantified management and governance
assessment tools -including IMET, PAME tools – e.g. METT, RAPPAM, the IUCN Green List, Enhancing our Heritage (EoH), or
equivalent- or, if not available, strategic documents at the protected area, national and regional levels.

The BIOPAMA Action Component specific objectives

  • Enhance the management and governance of priority areas by addressing existing limitations (strengthening on-site
    infrastructure/equipment for patrolling, poaching control, developing capacity of staff);
  • Strengthen the legal framework required to achieve effective biodiversity conservation;
  • Support local communities’ initiatives aiming to enhance the livelihoods of local people whilst effectively contributing
    to protected areas management.


  • How do I submit my application?

    Your application for funding must be a response to one of the BIOPAMA Action Component calls for proposals. To access the portal’s application function, you must firstly create a user account by clicking the “Create an account” button. Only applications submitted through this portal will be accepted.

  • In what languages can I submit my application?

    The two working languages for the BIOPAMA Action Component are English and French. These languages can be used to create your user account on the BIOPAMA Action Component portal (hereafter “the portal”), to respond to a call for proposals, or to contact the Action Component team.

  • How can I stay informed and receive real-time information about the timeline of the calls?

    The BIOPAMA funding alerts will provide subscribers with alerts about upcoming calls for proposals and first-hand information that can help you prepare in the best possible way to respond to the calls with your proposal. Subscribe to the BIOPAMA funding alerts here.

  • How do I ensure that I can access the portal properly if my internet connection is not very good?

    The BIOPAMA Action component portal is design to allow easy access from anywhere in the world and will implement solutions to accommodate its use from areas with low bandwidth.


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Priorities for actions

The BIOPAMA Action Component is a grant-making facility that will fund small and medium grants for targeted actions, by enabling protected area agencies, NGOs, local communities and other key conservation stakeholders to effectively address identified priorities for actions in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

The BIOPAMA Regional Observatories for Protected Areas and Biodiversity support data collection, analysis, monitoring and reporting. The data and information generated by these Regional Observatories help identify where actions on the ground are necessary to improve the protected areas status and their conservation outcomes.

Please consult the identified priorities for actions presented below and ensure that any application submitted as response to the BIOPAMA Action Component calls for proposal address one of these priorities. You can also browse the BIOPAMA Reference Information System.