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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We strongly encourage protected area professionals and leaders of all age groups, areas of specialization and world regions interested in...
Page en Français - Página en español To be inscribed as members of WCPA, interested individuals must: Complete an online questionnaire, in which they specify their interests and expected time...
WCPA is the foremost collegiate network for people working in the protected areas field in all its modern breadth. There are many benefits of being...
In addition, membership of WCPA offers you: Concessionary registration fees for World Conservation Congress and other major IUCN events  Access to our official publications, IUCN Best Practice...
WCPA is not an ‘interest only’ network. It expects Members to have professional expertise and to contribute voluntarily to the mission of IUCN and...
The following functions or activities give an indication of where members can contribute: Provide expert advice on specific areas of concern to the IUCN Programme, IUCN/WCPA component programme;...
Who are our members?
We are a voluntary network of protected area professionals with a trust-based relationship that depends on our own ability but is fostered by the sense of belonging and camaraderie that our...
WCPA EXCO is the principal governing body of WCPA making decisions between Steering Committee Meetings. It is composed of the WCPA Chair, the WCPA Deputy Chair, Regional and Thematic Vice-Chairs, the...
The Packard Award is made to individuals or groups to recognize outstanding service to protected areas. This award recognises both protected area...
Nominate Now Deadline 15 December 2018. The Packard award will be presented at the III Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas, Lima, Peru, March 17-20 2019.  Criteria for...
WCPA offers four awards: The Packard Award - Outstanding lifelong service to protected areas The Miller Award - Innovation in protected areas. The Pathfinder Award  - innovation and excellence in...
The IUCN WCPA Green List Specialist Group will contribute to fostering an IUCN Green List Community within WCPA and across the Union that works to...
IUCN WCPA Specialist Group Leader Marc Hockings IUCN WCPA Green List Specialist Group TOR 2017-2020IUCN's work on the Green List  The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas...
The WCPA Chair Award is given at the discretion of the Chair to members of WCPA who have provided exceptional and dedicated leadership and service to...
WCPA Chair Awards 2016 IUCN WCC Hawai'i   Penelope (Penny) FiggisPenny  has dedicated her life conservation and service to the World Commission on Protected Areas. As Director of the Australian...
Keobel Sakuma, 2017 Keobel Sakuma, representing the partners and team who developed and established the Palau National Marine Sanctuary Act. His achievement is celebrated in recognition of Palau’s...
Innovation and inspiration are keys to progress in our national parks and protected areas’ conservation objectives. The Kenton Miller Award...
  Nominate Now Deadline 15 December 2018. The Miller award will be presented at the III Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas, Lima, Peru, March 17-20 2019.  Criteria for...
2018 - Innovation & Excellence in Protected and Conserved Area Financing and Resourcing
The call for nominations has now closed. The winners will be announced soon. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and its World...

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