The Areas ManBiodiversity
and Protected Agement
(BIOPAMA) Programme


BIOPAMA is a global initiative of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States financed by the European Union’s 11th European Development Fund that aims to improve long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

In the Pacific, IUCN Oceania leads the project’s implementation in partnership with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). An important part of the project is a € 21 million grant facility (or Action Component) that aims to support on-ground action through small grants (


Project Title: Protected Area Management Effectiveness Study to assess the effectiveness of National Trust for Fiji Protected Areas; and, the provision of appropriate Ranger equipment to enhance the management of these sites.

BIOPAMA Action Component Objectives: Enhance the management and governance of priority protected areas by addressing existing limitations.

Project ID: STG-P-694

Project Duration: 01/11/2020 – 31/10/2022

IUCN Oceania, through the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme has awarded the National Trust of Fiji (NTF) a grant worth sixty-eight thousand euros or FJD 171,000 to support on ground action in Fiji’s protected areas.

NTF will use these funds to purchase equipment that will ensure field staff and site managers are adequately equipped to support management. In addition, the funds will also be used to purchase equipment to support interpretative activities at the NTF Site Visitor Information Centre & Resource Centre and to carry out management effectiveness assessments in six local sites.

NTF PAs that will benefit from this work are Waisali Rainforest Reserve, Yadua Taba Crested Iguana Sanctuary, Nakanacagi Bat Sanctuary, Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, Garrick Reserve and Sovi Basin Protected Area.

NTF Chair Craig Powell and IUCN ORO Regional Director, Mason Smith. BIOPAMA contract signing.

IUCN, EU and NTF representatives.


National Trust of Fiji

PO Box 2089

Government Buildings,


Fiji Islands


Phone: (679) 3301807

Fax: (679) 3305092