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 WCPA Task Force on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures
Task Force Leaders Kathy MacKinnon  Harry Jonas  Task Force ToRs In 2010, the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10/CBD) adopted the Aichi...
A new designation, ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’, has been agreed at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt that will further...
by Harry Jonas, Kathy MacKinnon, Trevor Sandwith The likelihood that the global community will meet its area-based conservation targets by 2020 took a major step forward at the UN Biodiversity...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined as the latest partner to the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet Initiative, in the...
 With IUCN, who have set up the “Protected Areas” theme, UNDP will identify and promote successful approaches to protected area management and governance. Working in around 170 countries and...
Mangrove ecosystems are under threat from a changing set of pressures. Historically, the primary threats to mangroves have come from conversion for...
Survey responses from experts asked to choose up to three main threats to mangroves indicate that the main threat chosen was agriculture, representing both land conversion for agriculture and...
From No Net Loss to Net Positive Impact, IUCN is promoting a net gain for biodiversity
IUCN's goal is to ensure landscape planning incorporates a mitigation hierarchy approach with a net gain target for biodiversity. This approach is key to delivering on the 2020 Aichi Targets for...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas is the first global standard of best practice for area-based conservation. It is a programme of...
40 areas in 14 countries IUCN just listed 15 new areas to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, which now counts 40 sites in total. Discover the IUCN Green List areas here! By...
Mangrove forests are an incredible ecosystem, existing at the intersection of land, freshwater and ocean. Beyond their unique beauty, they provide...
Cover_Assessment summary on mangroves Photo: IUCN and WWF Mangrove trees grow in a hostile environment, with roots that can adapt to changing tides and resist...
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...
Léonidas Nzigiyimpa, 56 years old, a forester with training on sustainable development, has been working for 20 years at the Burundian Office for...
For the last 10 years, Léonidas has been working on a complex of 5 protected areas in the southern region of Burundi. In daily life, with his collaborators and eco-guards, he organizes patrols,...
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...
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...

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