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East African Community Regional Reference Information System - BIOPAMA workshop, July 2015, Kenya - introduction to the RRIS tool

Protected Area Data Management Online Resource Launched for Users in East Africa

Major advancement for biodiversity conservation and improving access to best available science and knowledge on protected areas have been made in East Africa within the last weeks. After the establishment of a framework for the East African Community (EAC) Observatory for the Biodiversity and Protected Areas (BIOPAMA) programme, the BIOPAMA project recently convened a Technical Training Workshop at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Nairobi, Kenya from 21-22 July 2015. …   | French

04 Aug 2015 | Media statement

Troupeau de buffle dans le parc W

The BIOPAMA Form on Management Effectiveness reveals Park W-Burkina Faso

A recent BIOPAMA capacity development training on the Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity made possible the analysis of protected area data from the WAP Complex, based on the BIOPAMA form for the evaluation of protected area management effectiveness. The form is a tool for protected area managers to guide them in identifying key threats that require management attention, for improving the conservation status of the parks. …   | French

03 Aug 2015 | Article

The coast - Andros West Side National Park, the Bahamas

New direction for capacity development in protected areas in next 10 years

A new strategy intended to support the recommendations on capacity development included in the Promise of Sydney that resulted from the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 (IUCN WPC) has been completed. The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Strategic Framework for Capacity Development in Protected Areas and other Conserved Territories 2015-2025 (SFCD) is the result of a widespread programme of activities and consultations during 2013 and 2014 culminating in the IUCN WPC 2014. …   | French

03 Aug 2015 | Article

Daursky Nature Reserve, Russia

Unsung heroes

Statement by IUCN Director General Inger Andersen on World Ranger Day 2015 …  

31 Jul 2015 | IUCN statement

Gardes dans le parc national des Virunga, en RDC

The tragedies of poaching: time to protect rangers in DRC’s World Heritage sites

Protecting natural World Heritage is a noble but life-threatening cause in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In facing the grim reality of human loss among park rangers, we must rethink solutions to the blight of elephant poaching. …   | French

31 Jul 2015 | News story

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