This platform is for collecting, interpreting, and sharing data. The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme aims to build a solid knowledge base for decision making on protected areas in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.
Our catalogue focusses on the status and threats of natural resources in the ACP countries. It aims at fostering knowledge exchange among decision makers in the fields of biodiversity and conservation. Users can find data, maps and other information for analysing and tracking progress towards conservation outcomes at global, regional, national and local scale. Users are also welcomed to share their own relevant data and maps.
The BIOPAMA project began in July 2011 and is now in its second phase, running until 2023. The implementing partners are the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC). The project is closely linked to the development of the Digital Observatory of Protected Areas (DOPA), which provides harmonised indiactors and data on protected areas globally. We are working with regional institutions to set up regional Observatories, which use GeoNode to share important data. JRC and IUCN are now working with the institutional partners to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Observatories and the Reference Information System.
More information on the BIOPAMA website: https://biopama.org