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Grant scheme for biodiversity in EU Overseas

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Small grants for big impact

BESTLIFE2030 is a sub-granting facility targeting stakeholders of the EU’s Outermost Regions and associated Overseas Countries and Territories 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.

31 octobre 2023
À la suite de la réussite des efforts de conservation menés par le programme Biodiversité et services écosystémiques dans les territoires d’outre-mer européens (BEST), BESTLIFE2030 a le plaisir d’annoncer le lancemen…
13 septembre 2023
La nécessité d’arrêter et d’inverser le déclin de la biodiversité mondiale représente un aspect crucial de la stratégie de l’UE pour la biodiversité à l’horizon 2030. Les Régions ultrapériphériques (RUP) de l’Union E…

Impact of the BEST Initiative


new species discovered and 1700 studied


new key biodiversity areas and ecological corridors identified

+ 15%

of beneficiaries developed new ways to sustainably use natural resources 

Featured projects

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The action occurs in a watershed with degraded natural environments in the Commune of Tuo Cèmuhi in New Caledonia, North Province. The p…
The project aims to initiate re-vegetation of bare or eroding areas of peat soils on Motley Island, thereby avoiding carbon emissions, p…

Our partners

The BESTLIFE2030 institutional partnership combines the expertise of several partners that are driven by nature conservation ideals and possess the required complementary technical expertise in grant management, project implementation and capacity development in the ORs and OCTs. In its role to enable on-the-ground capacity and achieve real-world impact in the field of biodiversity across the EU Overseas, coordinator IUCN EU Office is working alongside the following organisations to implement the BESTLIFE2030 project: on the one hand, the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB), IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands Foundation, IUCN French National Committee, and the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) and the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions, on the other hand.

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