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  • The Wadden Sea became the 200 natural site on the World Heritage List. Photo: IUCN Pedro Rosabal

    Two new natural wonders on World Heritage List

    26.06.2009

    The Wadden Sea, on the coast of Germany and the Netherlands, and the Dolomites mountains in Northern Italy have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following IUCN’s recommendations.

  • Virginia Falls, Nahanni National Park Reserve Photo: PARKS Canada
  • 6th World Rangers Congress Photo: World Rangers

    6th World Ranger Congress

    09.06.2009

    2-7 November 2009, Santa Cruz Bolivia

  • All Along the Watchtowers Photo: Tomasz Pezold

    All along the watchtowers : field guide for the south eastern European Green Belt

    08.06.2009

    All along the watchtowers : field guide for the south eastern European Green Belt

  • Map of areas closed to fishing, Western Pacific Photo: sciencemag.org

    IUCN welcomes fishing closures in Pacific high seas pockets

    07.06.2009

    IUCN welcomes the decision by Western Pacific island nations to close an area three times the size of California to fishing activity, effectively creating the world's largest no-take zone.  The decision was reached in order to protect one of the...

  • Marine Protected Area, fish and coral at Nha Trang Photo: IUCN

    Marine Protected Areas receive welcome boost

    15.05.2009

    One of the cornerstones of improved ocean management – the establishment of networks of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world’s oceans - received a strong endorsement from the representatives from 76 countries at the World Ocean Conference (WOC) in...

  • Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance Photo: IUCN UNEP et al

    Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance

    01.05.2009

    Azores Scientific Criteria and Guidance for identifying ecologically or biologically significant marine areas and designing representative networks of marine protected areas in open ocean waters and deep sea habitats

  • Supporting Protected Area Management in Fiji

    29.04.2009

    The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania is pleased to announce the release of a legal briefing paper on existing legal mechanisms for establishment and management of terrestrial protected areas in Fiji. The paper was prepared by IUCN on behalf of Birdlife...

  • Barcelona Congress Photo: IUCN

    Most successful Congress to date says report

    24.04.2009

    The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona...

  • Elizabeth Erasit. WCPA Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania Photo: Elizabeth Erasito

    WCPA Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania

    14.04.2009

    Elizabeth Erasito is the new Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania for IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). Elizabeth will lead the WCPA network in the region, particularly for the Pacific Islands.

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