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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Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation and play an important role in biodiversity protection in Europe. According to the EU...
Latest News Visual story: 'Testing phase of LIFE Green List for Natura 2000 project begins' Visual story: 'Recognising and Inspiring Conservation Success in Natura 2000: Launch of the LIFE Green...
This is the fourth in a series of interviews with Natura 2000 (N2K) experts as part of the LIFE Green List for N2K project. Our interviewee has...
Marine has been working with protected areas for over six years, since she graduated from university and started to work in the Protected Areas’ programme of the United Nations’ Environment World...
On December 3-7, 2018, IUCN organized a training course for managers of 22 of Myanmar’s 23 protected areas on Management Effectiveness Tracking tool...
Over five days the trainees entered and reviewed data for each protected area. These data will be used as the basis of a State of the Parks report for Myanmar. Training was delivered by IUCN WCPA...
Photo: IUCN     The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is a € 60 million initiative of the European Union (EU) and the African,...
The IUCN WCPA Climate Change Specialist Group builds on the expertise and contributions of many climate change experts and practitioners and...
también en Español Specialist Group Leader Oscar GUEVARA Risa SMITH Photo: Oscar Guevara Photo: Risa Smith IUCN WCPA...
On 27-28 February 2018, the Zoological Society of London and National Geographic Society along with IUCN, BirdLife International, CBD and others...
In recent years, there have been calls to dramatically scale up area-based conservation and for large proportions of the planet to be protected in an interconnected way. Such views are providing an...
Tanya Merceron is IUCN's new regional coordinator for Western and Central Africa of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)...
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme aims to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)...
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 strength and resilience of the IUCN WCPA Mountain Network and Specialist Group needs no other indication than the 100th edition of the Mountain...
It was at a Conference on the Big Island of Hawaii in 1991 that IUCN’s Larry Hamilton, Bing Lucas and Jim Thorsell forged a group of mountain protected area specialists into the formative...
The IUCN-WCPA World Heritage Network is one of the largest thematic groups within IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas, bringing together more...
  IUCN WCPA World Heritage Vice-Chair Cyril Kormos         World Heritage Network TORs 2017-2020 Natural World Heritage sites are internationally recognised as the world’s most significant...
In 2018 China has consolidated the governance of the protected areas estate through the formation of the new National Forest and Grassland...
The first event was the Changbai Mountain Ecological Forum, held in the Northeastern province of Jilin from 12th to 15th September, adjacent to Changbai Mountain National Park – home to the famous...
Fred Nelson and Rosie Cooney

Wildlife conservation that uses community partnerships is working for people and threatened species across Africa, write Fred Nelson and Rosie Cooney of IUCN's Sustainable Use and Livelihoods...

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