and Territories Association
Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), Greenland, New Caledonia, Saba, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Wallis and Futuna
To support quality, sustained and evidence-based reporting of biodiversity conservation across the local and regional media in some of these territories, the BEST Secretariat has launched a Media Grant Programme in the OCTs, a scheme that will provide a maximum amount of EUR 10.000 by grant to freelancers (or consortium of those) and staff journalists (or consortium of those) to boost and amplify impactful coverage of the BEST-funded projects revolving around local stakeholders initiatives and biodiversity conservation in the OCTs.
The BEST Initiative is a European dedicated financial mechanism for supporting biodiversity actions in the EU Overseas, which ultimately seeks to increase the visibility of these territories as demonstrators of ecosystem-based approaches and key contributors to the achievement of EU and international biodiversity targets.
BEST aims to unlock the potential of new initiatives and to support local stakeholders to protect a unique biodiversity, beautiful and critical ecosystems and to deploy nature-based solutions. BEST is implemented both in the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and in the Outremosts Regions (ORs). The activities funded in the Overseas Countries and Territories have been supported by the BEST2.0 and BEST2.0+ programmes.
Proposers may submit their queries no later than 11 October 2021, 23:59 CET. This Request for Proposal closes on 25 October 2021, 23:59 CET.
All details and relevant documents are available on the IUCN website and in this FAQ.