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Protected Areas Officer: Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)

The IUCN Oceania Regional Office (ORO) in partnership with the European Union and stakeholders in the region will implement Phase 2 of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme in Pacific ACP countries from 2018 and seeks a suitably qualified person to fill the role of the Protected Areas Officer. The role reports directly to the Protected Areas Coordinator.

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A political future for protected areas

Protected areas continue to grow in importance as a land-use. The latest assessment lists over 200,000 protected
areas, covering 15.4% of the land and inland waters and 8.4%of seas within national jurisdiction. This brings within reach
the Convention on Biological Diversity’s target of 17% for terrestrial protected areas and 10% for marine protected
areas by 2020. Percentage coverage is easiest to track but improving ecological representation, management effectiveness

Job Opportunity - Regional Director, Oceania Regional Office (ORO)

This senior leadership position provides an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the implementation of the regional programme for the IUCN Oceania Region in line with IUCN’s global programme framework for 2017-2020 and beyond. The regional programme for Oceania is implemented in collaboration with IUCN members, IUCN Commissions and partners, such as the agencies from the UN system, bilateral and multilateral donors, and foundations.


The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) is a component of the PIPAP.  BIOPAMA aims to address threats to biodiversity in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, while reducing poverty in communities in and around protected areas.