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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Planning as a tool is underused, not always embedded in solid legal frameworks or not always properly implemented. This project will increase capacity to optimize planning to support biodiversity and...
On 11th May, 2018, 48 councilors, members of the district planning team and conservationists from Nkasi District Council, Katavi National Park, Lwafi...
The first workshop, an inter-district workshop, was held on 21st and 22nd February, 2018, at Lake Chila Lodge Conference in Mbala, Zambia. It brought together councilors, traditional leaders and...
From time to time, IUCN together with WCPA and other partners produces books and journal articles on topics related to protected areas. Some of...
The Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological...
Capacity development touches upon all aspects of IUCN's Global Protected Areas Programme. Below you will find links to the BIOPAMA page, the...
BIOPAMA  Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Protected Areas Management (MOOC-GAP) MOOC on Ecological Monitoring Protected Areas law COURSE ( in EN, FR and ES) Publications Visit the IUCN WCPA...
Protected areas offer vital solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges, including climate change, species extinction and poverty....
PANORAMA, Solutions for a Healthy Planet, through its “protected areas solutions” thematic community, profiles specific case studies of such solutions, their success factors and lessons learnt. It...
Under the leadership of the Environmental Law Centre, IUCN and UNITAR have jointly developed a new e-learning course on ‘Integrated planning for...
The launch marked the end of the development of capacity building modules initiated in early 2017 with the identification of a suite of necessary competences for integrated planning.  The course is...
On May 3rd, IUCN Lao PDR organized an event in Nakai district, Khammouan province. The Phou Hin Poun National Protected Area (NPA) is located in the...
Students learning about biodiversity. Photo: © Laura Handal/ IUCN Approximatey 50 students, aged six to twelve participated in the event. Activities included a...
CEESP News -- Communities Conservation Research Network (CCRN) From every part of the world (except Antarctica), over 400 people will converge on ...
The conference will bring together people from many different backgrounds – including community representatives, researchers, Indigenous organizations, governments and nongovernmental organizations. ...
Protected Area (PA) systems, as well as individual PAs, must be supported by a firm legal infrastructure.
Protected Areas (PAs) are one of the oldest techniques used to protect places and resources for achieving conservation-related goals, and are widely recognized as a cornerstone of conservation policy...
Project title: Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Location: South Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka Southeast Asia – Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia...
There are now more than 10,900 protected areas in Asia. IUCN works to help build healthy protected area systems across the region as a foundation for nature and human well-being by strengthening the...
Following the third Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) Technical Workshop in Bhutan, IUCN Asia had the opportunity to sit down with Minsun Kim,...
Q: What inspired you to work in conservation? A: The inspiration to study conservation came to me at an early age, when I took an interest in studying science in middle school. I studied Life...

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