Protected Areas

After almost a century of exclusive ownership by wealthy elites, Tanguar Haor is finally back in the hands of the people who rely on it. A 10-year...
As the project enters its bridging phase before the next five-year consolidation of the previous decade’s efforts, take a photographic journey through the top 10 achievements of Tanguar Haor’s... Read more
Do you want to learn more about some of the most inspiring approaches to protected area challenges? Visit the PANORAMA web platform regularly to explore the latest additions to the... Read more
Protecting the Planet, Delivering the Promise of Sydney
Read up on the latest news on protected areas around the world, INSPIRING PLACES, INSPIRING PEOPLE, INSPIRING SOLUTIONS, WORLD HERITAGE NEWS, the IUCN GREEN LIST,  VISIONS BY WCPA... Read more
Protected area categories V and VI as landscape mechanisms for enhancing biodiversity in agricultural land, ecological connectivity and REDD+...
SUMMARY: The goal of this project is to demonstrate conservation and development benefits in four targeted landscapes in Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ... Read more
IUCN WCPA Mountains Specialist Group
Read the International Mountains Day 2016 article by Peter Jacobs.   Mountains Specialist Group and network The mountains of the world provide essential ecosystem based services to... Read more
“The beauty of Ha Long Bay lies in its unique geographical, landscape, biodiversity and cultural-historical values. Currently, its biodiversity...
While very few Vietnamese tourists pay attention to the biodiversity of Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago, higher spending visitors from Germany, UK, and other European countries often ask about ... Read more
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the ‘IUCN Green List Standard’) is a new global standard for protected areas in the 21st...
Latest news! The Art of Conservation - An IUCN Green List Training event builds momentum for effective protected and conserved areas in China (May 2017) Ol Pejeta – Improving... Read more
Pilot phase 2014 - the first Green listed areas The sites have been evaluated against a set of demanding criteria, including the quality of protection of natural values, based on the IUCN Green... Read more
IUCN WCPA Task Force on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECM)
In 2010, the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10/CBD) adopted the Aichi Biodiversity Targets as part of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.... Read more
Africa’s protected areas, and the prolific wildlife that they protect, face significant and increasing threats (poaching, climate change, habitat...
Protected Areas and the need for massive trainings In African protected areas in particular, the demand for training far exceeds the offer. Since 2009, the Programme on African Protected Areas... Read more
Protected Planet is home to the World Database on Protected Areas, the most comprehensive database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. The...
The May release of the WDPA contains 233,882 records, 92.05% of which are polygon records and 7.95% of point records that are protecting an area of 20 million km2 on land and 19 million km2 in the... Read more
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, set on 90,000 acres in Laikipia County in Kenya, works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and generate...
Ol Pejeta is home to 114 critically endangered Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) making the Conservancy the only “Key 1” population in East Africa), 26 Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium... Read more


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