Measures towards Sustaining the BEST preparatory Action to promote the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories
Type: DG Clime | Call for Tenders
Duration: 48 months (Jan 2013 - Dez 2017)
Status: Closed
Coordinator: IUCN - International Union for the Conservation of Nature

IUCN – International Union for the Conservation of Nature
CI – Conservation International
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
French IUCN Committee – International Union for Conservation of Nature (France)
WWF France
UNEP SPAW Regional Activity Center (SPAW RAC)
FRCT – Fundo Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores – Portugal)
SAERI – South Atlantic Environment Research Institute
French Antarctic and Sub Antarctic Territories De Visu (France)
One Agency-Ausy Belgium.

Aim of the Project:

The project aims to create a platform for sharing information on funding opportunities for projects aimed at conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the outermost regions and countries and European overseas territories. This platform will facilitate the exchange of information between donors (European Commission, member states, financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, and companies) and the promoters of the projects; at the same time will develop regional ecosystem profiles, which identify the most deprived areas of investment.

FRCT Involvement:
FRCT participates in this project as partner and it's the Macaronesian Hub Coordinator, in charge of “Ecosystem Profile” and “Regional Investment Strategy” deliverables.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
-2 000 000€2 000 000€
FRCT Budget
-146 000€146 000€