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Participants at the BIOPAMA short course on negotiation skills with a focus on Protected Areas Oct 2014

Capacity development in full swing

As part of the implementation of the capacity building programmes, BIOPAMA is holding a series of workshops in February and March 2015 throughout its regions. …  

26 Feb 2015 | Article

Indigenous trackers in Namibia

Traditional knowledge certified for wildlife conservation

Namibia's Bwabwata National Park leaders have launched an innovative programme to assess and certify skills and competencies of Indigenous park trackers of the Khwe ethnic group.  …  

25 Feb 2015 | Article

Alvaro Ugalde

Costa Rica salutes 'father figure' of protected areas

A sense of sadness swept through the national parks of Costa Rica this week with the passing of 'conservation crusader' Álvaro Ugalde who had long been considered the father of Costa Rica’s world-famous national park system. …  

25 Feb 2015 | Article

Aboriginal 3D Mapping  - Luvuyo Mandela

Indigenous elders map out the future

A unique participatory method of mapping Rainforest Aboriginal knowledge, which has helped reconnect Indigenous communities throughout Australia, captured the imagination of delegates at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 (WPC) in Sydney.  …  

24 Feb 2015 | Article

Closing Ceremony of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. Acknowledgements of the Congress' financial supporters

Report on EU and ACP visibility through BIOPAMA at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

The Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (BIOPAMA) programme participated in the protected area event of the decade, the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) 2014, taking place in Sydney, Australia, 12-19 November 2014. By putting forward its resources and capacity, and with the support of the European Union and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat, who initiated and funded this programme, BIOPAMA achieved important results at this global event. …  

24 Feb 2015 | Article

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