BIOPAMA Reference Information System

The BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) Reference Information System (RIS) is an online information system, bringing together relevant information to support decision-making for the protection and management of protected areas in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries. It is a tool developed under the IUCN - Joint Research Centre of the European Commission partnership for the BIOPAMA programme.


Explore the spatial data on protected areas on the Biopama RIS platform:

In a nutshell

  • The BIOPAMA Reference Information System (RIS) was created in 2014.
  • The data is geospatial (maps and other data with a geographic reference), complemented with information on training, best practice, funding, literature and expertise.
  • The BIOPAMA RIS is based on the use of open source software and the Internet.


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