Protected Areas


  • Lava lake, Erta Ale Volcano, Ethiopia Erta Ale, Ethiopia Photo: Jens-Wolfram Erben

    IUCN report makes new proposals for listing World Heritage volcanoes


    Eighteen volcanic landscapes around the globe are the most likely candidates for future inscription on the World Heritage List, according to a new IUCN study launched today at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan.

  • Selous Game Reserve, World Heritage, Tanzania Hippos in the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania Photo: IUCN / Mizuki Murai

    Selous reserve could lose World Heritage status if dam project goes ahead – IUCN


    The Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania faces irreversible damage if plans to build the Stiegler’s Gorge dam go ahead, according to IUCN – the official advisor on natural World Heritage. Ultimately, this could lead to the reserve being removed from the World...

  • Low tide in Zanzibar Photo: Sara Giovannini

    BIOPAMA - Call for proposals for medium grants launched


    Today, 24 June 2019, BIOPAMA launches the first call for proposals for medium grants (up to 400 000 EUR) in the frame of its “Action component”.

  • The flowers bloom in Gran Paradiso National Park Photo: Gran Paradiso National Park

    Global experts set the path for fair and effective protected areas in Gran Paradiso


    This week, the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Gran Paradiso Foundation are hosting 80 global experts in protected area management and governance in a workshop aimed at setting the recommendations for fairer and more effective protected areas.

  • Serengeti National Park Photo: Christine Mentzel

    A lifetime dedication to Tanzania's National Parks


    Paul Banga is a Tanzanian dedicated to nature conservation and wildlife management. He has a career of over 22 years with the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), from park cadet to currently responsible for managing all the development investment programmes. He...

  • PIPAP filed visit to a community managed area in Upolu, Samoa, June 2018 Photo: BIOPAMA Photos

    A partnership for improved reporting on Pacific Protected and Conserved Areas


    Strengthening partnerships for the environment to help Pacific island countries better manage their natural resources is the goal of a close collaboration between two projects implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP...

  • The Sundarbans, Bangladesh, World Heritage site The Sundarbans in Bangladesh is part of the world’s largest mangrove forest, lying on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers and bordering India’s Sundarbans National Park, also a World Heritage site. Photo: IUCN / Mizuki Murai

    IUCN advises “in danger” status for three World Heritage sites


    IUCN, the official advisor on natural World Heritage, recommends for three natural sites to be listed as “World Heritage in danger”: the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California and the Ohrid region in North...

  • Altai-Sayan, Russia Photo: IUCN/Boris Erg

    Training Module on Initiating Transboundary Conservation available online


    A newly developed Training Module on initial phases of cross-border conservation and steps towards its institutionalization was presented today at a meeting of IUCN and BfN in Gland, Switzerland. Consisting of the Trainer’s Manual and eight lessons, it...

  • South Africa Photo: IUCN/Trevor Sandwith

    South Africa fulfils Promise of Sydney for marine conservation


    Five years after making a commitment at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, South Africa had fulfilled its promise by establishing 20 new marine protected areas. The South African National Biodiversity has set up a new website to explain that these new...

  • Madagascar Photo: IUCN/Sue Snyman

    Madagascar: pilot for the development of a Regional Resource Hub


    The Regional Resource Hub (RRH) is the regionally tailored name for the BIOPAMA regional observatory for Eastern and Southern Africa hosted by RCMRD, the Regional Centre for Mapping Resources for Development. The Regional Resource Hub covers the 24 countries...


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