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Caribbean

From lush rainforests on volcanic islands, to vibrant coral reefs, to extensive savannahs and grasslands, the Caribbean region is one of dramatic environmental contrasts. Spread across hundreds of islands and encompassing continental enclaves in Belize, Guyana and Suriname, the Caribbean is host to high rates of endemism in plants and animals, and strong and diverse cultural identities.

Despite its rich natural and cultural heritage, the Caribbean is one of the most under-protected regions in the world. Less than 6% of its world-famous oceans are under formal protection, and the Caribbean islands have seen 10% of the world’s bird extinctions, 38% of mammal extinctions, and over 65% of reptile extinctions.

BIOPAMA's work in the Caribbean is supported through a regional office based in Barbados. Through the BIOPAMA initiative, the Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway (CPAG) was established in 2014, serving as a regional observatory for protected areas data and information.

Pacific

The Pacific islands host 662 protected areas, of which two thirds are coastal and marine. Nearly one fifth of the marine territories of the Pacific nations is protected, however only 4% of terrestrial areas are under formal protection.

Through BIOPAMA's network of grantees, environmental conservation in the Pacific continues to build on the strong participation of local and community organisations, in partnership with committed government counterparts.

BIOPAMA's work in the Pacific region are supported through IUCN's regional office in Suva, Fiji, and the regional observatory hosted by the Southern Pacific Regional Environmental Program (SPREP).

Western Africa

With over 2,600 Protected Areas spread across 16 countries, Western Africa represents an important refuge for the continent's biodiversity and an opportunity for sustainable relations between local communities and natural ecosystems.

Implementation of the BIOPAMA programme in Western Africa is supported through IUCN's Regional Office for Western and Central Africa based in Dakar, Senegal, and through the Observatory for Biodiversity and Protected Areas in West Africa (OBAPAO).

BIOPAMA grantees in Western Africa have been instrumental in a range of initiatives to support sustainable relations between communities and biodiversity.

Central Africa

With 17.65% of terrestrial ecosystems and 8.41% of marine ecosystems enshrined in Protected Areas, the nine countries comprising Central Africa are leading efforts on the continent to safeguard their biodiversity.

Implementation of the BIOPAMA programme in Central Africa is supported through IUCN's Regional Office for Western and Central Africa based in Dakar, Senegal, and through the Observatory for Biodiversity and Protected Areas in West Africa (OBAPAO).

BIOPAMA grantees in Eastern Africa have been instrumental in a range of initiatives to support sustainable relations between communities and biodiversity.

Eastern Africa

With 2,223 Protected Areas encompassing grasslands, swamps, forests, marine and coastal ecosystems, and more, Eastern Africa currently conserves nearly 13% of its terrestrial ecosystems.

Implementation of the BIOPAMA programme in Eastern Africa is supported through IUCN's Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and through The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD). To date, BIOPAMA has supported 33 projects in the Eastern Africa region.

BIOPAMA grantees in Eastern Africa have been instrumental in a range of initiatives to support sustainable relations between communities and biodiversity.

Southern Africa

The diverse ecosystems of Southern Africa support some of the world's most iconic biodiversity, as well as communities and cultures with the traditional knowledge to manage and sustainably interact with them.

Implementation of the BIOPAMA programme in Southern Africa is supported through IUCN's Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and through The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD). To date, BIOPAMA has supported 29 projects in the Southern Africa region.

To date, BIOPAMA has supported projects ranging from livelihoods support to local communities in Madagascar to training ranger teams in Mozambique on the collection of data using the SMART (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool) software to support anti-poaching efforts.

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01.05.2021 - 30.04.2022
Protection of the Chumbe Island nature reserve from increased poaching threats due to COVID-19’...

Eastern Africa

01.04.2021 – 31.03.2022
Enhancing effective management and protection of a threatened tropical biodiversity hotspot in Tanza...

Eastern Africa

2021.07.01 – 2021.11.30
Assessment of Governance and Equity of Lumo and Satao Elerai Conservancies for improved conservation...

Eastern Africa

October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2022
Improving Management Effectiveness of Kisite Mpunguti Marine Conservation Area.

Eastern Africa

15/2/2021 -14/2/2022
Bridging the COVID funding gap to maintain the Portland Bight Protected Area

Caribbean

01.05.2021 – 30.04.2022
Sustenance of monitoring, maintenance and operation of the Pointe Sables Environmental Protection Ar...

Caribbean

01.07.2020 – 30.06.2023
Improved Management Models at Four of Belize’s Highest Priority Protected Areas 

Caribbean

01.10.2020 – 31.07.2021
Boosting EcoTourism Belize to Support Sustainable Conservation in the Maya Golden Landscape of South...

Caribbean

01.07.2020 – 30.06.2023
Improving the Knowledge, Monitoring and Protection of Mesoamerican Reef’s Fish, Spawning Aggre...

Caribbean

30.04.2020 – 29.04.2021
Strengthening of coastal zone management initiatives for the 3Bays Marine Managed Area, Haiti

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant 30th November, 2021 to 29th April, 2022
2021 METT assessment Baraderes-Cayemite marine protected area

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant January 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022
Implementing adaptive management of the Portland Bight Protected Area through METT-4 assessment

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant March 15, 2022 to August 14, 2022
Managing Trinidad and Tobago’s Environmentally Sensitive Areas: First assessment of management eff...

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant January 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Enhancing the Management of Wallings Nature Reserve

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant May 1st 2022 - September 30th 2022
Assessment of the METT use and update of the tool on nine protected areas.

Caribbean

Medium Grant August 27, 2020 - June 26, 2023
Enhancing the role of local communities in the protection of Rugezi Marsh and its iconic Grey Crowne...

Eastern Africa

Small Technical Grant May 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022
Assessment of the METT use and update of the tool on nine protected areas

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant
Community Centred Conservation (3Cs) in Tanzania

Eastern Africa

Rapid Response Grant June 30, 2021 – June 29, 2022
Building community resilience and preserving the marine ecosystem of the Baraderes/Cayemite area

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant June 30, 2021 – June 29, 2022
Building community resilience and preserving the marine ecosystem of the Baraderes/Cayemite area

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant
Community Centred Conservation (3Cs) in Tanzania

Eastern Africa

Rapid Response Grant
Enhancing effective management and protection of a threatened tropical biodiversity hotspot in Tanza...

Eastern Africa

Rapid Response Grant
Protection of the Chumbe Island nature reserve from increased poaching threats due to COVID-19’...

Eastern Africa

Rapid Response Grant
Addressing threats to biodiversity and ecosystems services loss through ecotourism development – a...

Eastern Africa

Rapid Response Grant
Enhancing Community Resilience against the impacts of COVID-19 in the Kamungi Conservancy, Southern ...

Eastern Africa

Rapid Response Grant
Strengthening management and governance of Mutitu and Mumoni Important Bird (Biodiversity) Areas thr...

Eastern Africa

Rapid Response Grant
Zambezi Delta Emergency Funding: Anti-Poaching, Lion and Leopard Monitoring, Alternative Livelihoods...

Southern Africa

Rapid Response Grant
Enhancing Communication, Security and Wildlife/Habitat monitoring in the Mukogodo National Forest Re...

Eastern Africa

Small Technical Grant May 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022
Assessment of the METT use and update of the tool on nine protected areas

Caribbean

Small Technical Grant December 1, 2021 – November 30, 2022
Improve infrastructure and capacity for monitoring and community development within Iwokrama Forest

Caribbean

Small Technical Grant 15 March 2022 - 14 August 2022
Managing Trinidad and Tobago’s Environmentally Sensitive Areas: First assessment of management eff...

Caribbean

Small Technical Grant 30 November 2021 - 29 April 2022
2021 METT Assessment Baraderes-Cayemite Marine Protected Area

Caribbean

Small Technical Grant 01 December 2020 - 31 May 2021
Strengthening biosecurity measures to safeguard Aldabra’s unique biodiversity

Southern Africa

Small Technical Grant 1 January 2022 - 31 May 2022
Implementing adaptive management of the Portland Bight Protected Area through METT-4 assessment 

Caribbean

Small Technical Grant 1 January 2022 - 31 May 2022
Enhancing the Management of Wallings Nature Reserve 

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant 1 July 2021 - 31 December 2021
Outreach and surveillance to reduce fishing pressures and unsustainable fishing practices in the Tur...

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant 5 April 2021 - 4 April 2022
Integrated Agro-Forestry System for Soil Conservation and Reforestation (SAFICSol-Reforestation)

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant 22 October 2021 - 21 April 2022
Financing Marine Protected Area Management for continued effectiveness through COVID-19 economic cri...

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant 15 October 2021 - 14 October 2022
Protection of AWNC lands and biodiversity and continued long term monitoring of key indicator specie...

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant March 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Critical funding to continue operations, improve enforcement capacity, and enhance the self-financin...

Caribbean

Small Technical Grant June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022
Enhancing Management, Monitoring and Enforcement – Nelson’s Dockyard National Park’s M...

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant May 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022
Sustenance of monitoring, maintenance and operation of the Pointe Sables Environmental Protection Ar...

Caribbean

Medium Grant 15 September 2020 – 14 March 2023
Kiritimati Island Conservation Protected Area Project

Pacific

Small Technical Grant 8 February 2021 - 8 February 2022
Strengthening and Promoting Conservation in Local Conservation Areas in Tuvalu

Pacific

Small Technical Grant 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021
Mapping and Monitoring the Torricelli Mountain Range Conservation Area (TMRCA)

Pacific

Small Technical Grant 1 November 2020 - 31 October 2021
PAME study to assess the effectiveness of National Trust for Fiji PAs and provision of appropriate R...

Pacific

Small Technical Grant 8 February 2021 - 31 January, 2022
Enhancing the sustainable management and protection of Samoa’s Protected Area Network

Pacific

Small Technical Grant 8 February 2021 - 7 February, 2022
Palau Protected Areas Network: Community Engagement and Media Training Workshop for PAN Site Managem...

Pacific

Rapid Response Grant February 15, 2021 - February 14, 2022
Bridging the COVID-19 funding gap to maintain the Portland Bight Protected Area

Caribbean

Rapid Response Grant 01 April 2021 – 31 March 2022
Mobilising local fisher-folk to control an upsurge in wood exploitation in Pointe à Larrée Special...

Southern Africa

Small Technical Grant September 15, 2020 - April 14, 2021
Improving tourism and visitor management at Lucayan National Park

Caribbean

Small Technical Grant September 19, 2020 - September 19, 2021
Strengthening of coastal zone management initiatives for the Three Bays Marine Managed Area, Haiti

Caribbean

Small Technical Grant November 1, 2020 - April 31, 2021
Projet d’appui à la consolidation de la LAB dans le complexe W-Arly-PoNaSi

Western Africa

Small Technical Grant November 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021
Amélioration des infrastructures d’accueil du Parc national du Banco pour le développement de l...

Western Africa

Small Technical Grant November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021
Projet d’Appui à la Conservation et à la Gestion Durable des Ecosystèmes Marins et Côtiers de ...

Western Africa

Rapid Response Grant January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
Supporting management effectiveness and improve socio-economic resilience in the Cousin Island Speci...

Southern Africa

Small Technical Grant November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021
Digitised data collection and improved visitor facilities for enhancing management effectiveness

Eastern Africa

Small Technical Grant October 01, 2020 - July 31, 2021
Boosting EcoTourism Belize to support sustainable conservation in the Maya Golden Landscape of south...

Caribbean

Medium Grant July 01, 2020 - June 30, 2023
Improving the knowledge, monitoring and protection of Mesoamerican reef’s fish, spawning aggre...

Caribbean

Medium Grant July 07, 2020 – June 06, 2023
Improved management models at four of Belize’s highest priority protected areas

Caribbean

Medium Grant October 14, 2020 – October 10, 2023
Action to promote climate resilience through improved management and sustainable livelihoods in the ...

Caribbean

Small Technical Grant November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021
Renforcement de la gouvernance et de l’attractivité écotouristique du Parc Naturel Communtaire d...

Western Africa

Small Technical Grant November 15, 2020 - July 14, 2021
Soutien au renforcement des capacités de la brigade de surveillance de la réserve de biosphère tr...

Western Africa

Small Technical Grant November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021
Projet de développement de l’écotourisme communautaire dans les monuments de l’Est du Burundi ...

Central Africa

Small Technical Grant December 1, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Mangabe Reserve: a home for people and biodiversity, benefiting each other

Southern Africa

Small Technical Grant December 1, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Developing a management plan for Mondrain Reserve (Mauritius) and improving accessibility for greate...

Southern Africa

Medium Grant November 1, 2020 - April 30, 2023
Enhancing governance of Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) for better conservation ...

Southern Africa

Medium Grant September 01, 2020 - August 31, 2023
Projet d’Amélioration de la Gestion des Aires Protégées dans 02 Réserves de Biosphères du Sé...

Western Africa

Rapid Response Grant September 01, 2020 - August 31, 2021
Benefiting livelihoods by improving biodiversity and management effectiveness of Uganda’s only wil...

Eastern Africa

Medium Grant September 01, 2020 - August 31, 2021
Securing the future of Kambui Hills, Sierra Leone

Western Africa

Small Technical Grant November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021
Technical equipment to improve the protection of endangered loggerhead sea turtles on their nesting ...

Western Africa

Small Technical Grant November 1, 2020 - October 31, 2021
Improving the Protection & Management of Lésio-Louna Reserve through increased monitoring agai...

Central Africa

Medium Grant September 01, 2020 - September 01, 2022
Protecting the World’s Last Free Ranging Black Rhino

Southern Africa

Medium Grant August 27, 2020 - June 26, 2023
Enhancing the role of local communities in the protection of Rugezi Marsh and its iconic Grey Crowne...

Eastern Africa

Medium Grant August 03, 2020 - August 02, 2023
Improving management effectiveness – Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park and World H...

Caribbean

Medium Grant August 01, 2020 - July 31, 2023
Enhancing biodiversity, livelihoods and climate change resilience through improved management of pro...

Southern Africa

Medium Grant September 01, 2020 - August 31, 2022
Building the capacity for comprehensive survey and monitoring of key wildlife species and habitat fe...

Western Africa

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