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BESTLIFE2030

Grant scheme for biodiversity in EU Overseas

Conserving Biodiversity in Europe’s Overseas Territories

BESTLIFE2030 (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European Overseas) is a granting mechanism focusing on preserving and restoring biodiversity in the EU’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), which host rich biodiversity but also face significant climate change threats.

The project, spanning six regions worldwide, i.e. Amazonia, Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Macaronesia, Pacific, and North Atlantic, engages a consortium of experts to guide and empower local stakeholders in implementing conservation projects, thus emphasizing capacity development, local community engagement and knowledge sharing.

Specific goals include supporting biodiversity conservation, fostering sustainable ecosystem services, and integrating conservation into local decision-making across various sectors.

Ultimately, BESTLIFE2030 strives to make a lasting positive impact on biodiversity, climate adaptation, and sustainable development in vulnerable regions.

5 April 2024
Five months after the launch of its first call for proposals, BESTLIFE2030 is pleased to announce that the full proposal phase is now open for those applicants whose concept notes have been pre-selected to move forwa…
1 March 2024
BESTLIFE2030 seized the opportunity presented by the OCTs-EU Forum and the Ministerial Conference of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) held during the week of February 26-29 in Brussels to rai…
31 October 2023
In the wake of the successful conservation efforts carried out by the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European Overseas (BEST), BESTLIFE2030 is pleased to announce the launch of its first call f…

Impact of the BEST Initiative

>150

funded projects in 6 regions

12

new species discovered and 1700 studied

400

new key biodiversity areas and ecological corridors identified

+ 15%

of beneficiaries developed new ways to sustainably use natural resources 

Our partners

The BESTLIFE2030 institutional partnership brings together a consortium of well-established partners who share a common commitment to nature conservation. Each partner contributes their specialized expertise in grant management, project implementation, and capacity development in the Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). With the aim of fostering practical capacity building and generating tangible impact in the field of biodiversity conservation across European Overseas, the IUCN EU Office, as coordinator, working alongside the following organizations to execute the BESTLIFE2030 project: the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB), the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands, the IUCN French National Committee, Consulta Europa, Nordeco, the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), and the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions.

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