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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IUCN and Shell have been working together on biodiversity issues since 2000. The current set of collaborative projects seeks to leverage earlier agreements that saw IUCN and Shell demonstrating...
From time to time, IUCN together with WCPA and other partners produces books and journal articles on topics related to protected areas. Some of...
Photo: IUCN Solutions in Focus: Community led successes in marine conservation This PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet publication introduces twenty concrete...
IUCN WCPA has a proud tradition of proposing global guidelines to protected area practitioners. For the full list of Best Practice Protected Areas Guidelines Series in the IUCN Library System, click...
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 23 November 2018 (IUCN) –  A new PANORAMA theme exploring how civil society can engage with business aims to scale up new...
IUCN launched a new thematic community on business engagement today at the conference as part of the PANORAMA - Solutions for a Healthy Planet initiative. This expansion of the PANORAMA initiative...
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...
This is the third in a series of interviews with Natura 2000 (N2K) experts as part of the LIFE Green List for N2K project. Our interviewee has...
During the years 2000 to 2004, the Czech Republic was undergoing their accession period to the EU, presenting a time of big changes in nature conservation in the country. Such an opportunity required...
The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is pleased to announce the publication of Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas produced by...
Privately protected areas are often under-recognised, despite their significant contributions to biodiversity conservation. These areas, which meet the IUCN definition of a protected area and are...
The IUCN Green List business plan includes a ‘Fair Finance’ initiative that will secure, by 2020, revenues to support all Green List operations and to bring new and additional resources to support...
The IUCN Green List User Manual provides guidance for implementing the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas. It describes the procedures that all participants in the IUCN Green List...
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 that...
Current Consultancy Opportunities 2018-11-02: TERMS OF REFERENCE: IUCN-Med is looking for a consultant for the LIFE Blue Natura project in Spain to conduct a feasibility study for the preparation of...
THe IUCN WCPA Natural Solutions Theme promotes and develops the potential for protected areas to deliver a range of ecosystem services.
Natural Solutions for Sustainable Development Goals   Thematic Vice-Chairs Nigel DUDLEY Marianne KETTUNEN IUCN WCPA Natural Solutions Theme TOR 2017-2020 Natural ecosystems regulate river...

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