News and Newsletter

Inauguration of a BEST 2.0 project's botanical trail by the President of French Polynesia

Photo: President of French Polynesia Edouard Fritch with members of the association Pu Tahi Haga no Ganaa
© Fonds Association Pu Tahi Haga no Ganaa

September 2018


BEST 2.0 project in Turks and Caicos achieves great results!

August 2018

A project implemented by Wolfs Company to enhance the conservation of coral reef ecosystems in the Turks and Caicos (TCI) by building the capacity of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) and other local stakeholders in coral reef monitoring and management was successfully completed in 2018. The project comprised:


Regional cooperation on lionfish management promoted through a successful collaboration between BEST 2.0 grantees

June 2018

As part of their respective BEST 2.0 projects on invasive lionfish research and management strategies, two beneficiary organisations Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) and Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) teamed up to organise and co-host a regional webinar.


17 new small grant projects supported by BEST 2.0

February 2018

The 5th BEST 2.0 call for proposals, launched in March 2017, targeted small grant projects in all 5 regions. In keeping with previous calls a high number of applications were received, including several from “new” organisations that hadn’t previously submitted a project proposal, demonstrating the increasing profile of the BEST initiative.


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BEST Newsletter 4 - Cover

It is our pleasure to share with you the 4th BEST Newsletter which can be downloaded below (as a pdf) or accessed online as an e-book in English or French.


Call for Proposals Launched for EU Overseas Countries and Territories in 5 Regions

20 March 2017

Today, the BEST 2.0 Programme has launched a call for proposals for small-scale projects on-the-ground in the 25 EU Overseas Countries and Territories located in five regions - Caribbean, Pacific, South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Polar/sub-polar.

Projects supporting the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation are eligible for funding. Two types of grant are available depending on the amount of funding requested.


From Community-Based Monitoring to Management: The PISUNA Approach

From the 6th to the 7th December 2016 the PISUNA project - funded by the European Commission’s BEST Initiative – gathered together Greenlandic stakeholders and international experts in Nuuk to discuss and share experiences and lessons-learnt during the project, as well as from other community-based monitoring initiatives in the Arctic.


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BEST Newsletter 03

Dear all,
It is our pleasure to share with you the 3rd BEST newsletter for you to flip through online (as an e-book) in English or French or download the (pdf) in English or French.