Small grants for a big impact
BESTLIFE2030 is a sub-granting facility targeting stakeholders of the EU’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and associated Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) that aims to fund projects that will ensure impact on the ground and will ultimately demonstrate the commitment of the EU Overseas towards the successful implementation of regional and global biodiversity strategies.
Impact of the BEST Initiative
funded projects in 6 regions
new species discovered and 1700 studied
new key biodiversity areas and ecological corridors identified
of beneficiaries developed new ways to sustainably use natural resources
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.