Protected Areas

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Protected Areas” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Around 15% of the world’s terrestrial area is better safeguarded by conservation measures, as well as over 7% of the world’s oceans, ensuring the...
The Protected Planet Report 2018 reviews the progress of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, which aims for the effective and equitable management of 17% of terrestrial and 10% of coastal and marine areas...
At the heart of the IUCN Green List Programme is a globally applicable Standard. It provides an international benchmark for quality that motivates...
The IUCN Green List Standard The objective of the Standard is: To encourage protected and conserved areas to measure, improve and maintain their performance through globally consistent criteria...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote...
The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea. Conserving nature is essential for the future of...
Strong and well-implemented legal frameworks are critical to creating and maintaining effective and sustainable protected areas, which provide fundamental infrastructure for conservation of...
A new training module on initiating transboundary conservation and steps towards its institutionalisation was presented and tested among the experts...
More than 20 participants gathered in Ulcinj, Montenegro to attend a training workshop 'Initiating Transboundary Conservation', held from 30 October to 1 November 2018. The training course was...
New Technical Report - Capacity Development Strategy Outline for Protected Area Managment in the North African Region. This work was led by the IUCN...
In 2018, IUCN-Med and WCPA undertook a capacity needs assessment for PAs managers in the five North African countries (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia), with the aim to identify key needs...
The IUCN WCPA Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship Specialist Group works to elevate the recognition, understanding and integrity of...
Specialist Group Leader Brent MITCHELL IUCN WCPA Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship Specialist Group Terms of Reference 2017-2020 Privately Protected Areas (PPAs) are...
The event brought together more than 350 participants, 50 panellists and 50 speakers to share experiences and impressions of diverse sectors – youth...
Mexico City, 25 October 2018 – Over the course of three days, experts in different areas came together in the frame of the First IUCN Mexican Forum to dialogue about strategies and possible solutions...
For information about the IUCN Global Protected Area Programme, please write to wcpa@iucn.org For information about the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, please write the respective Region,...
Reconnecting people with nature was a hot topic during Europarc 2018, the yearly conference of Protected Areas in Europe. Involving youth in our...
Staring at screens, locked in cities There are many beautiful nature parks in Europe. Colourful birds whistle in the green bushes, silver fish jump in the river. If you are lucky, you can see...
For information about the IUCN Global Protected Area Programme, please write to wcpa@iucn.org For information about the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, please write the respective Region,...
The following Specialist Groups and Task Forces have been established by IUCN WCPA.  The General Terms of Reference for Specialist Group and Task Force Leaders can be downloaded here: TORs for SG and...

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