Protected Areas


  • Principal Secretary Department of Wildlife Dr. Margaret Mwakima during the workshop opening sessions Photo: BIOPAMA

    Eastern Africa Protected Area Actors Help Shape BIOPAMA’s Priority Actions in the Region


    From May 22nd to 25th, nearly 70 government and non-governmental stakeholders from six Eastern Africa countries convened in Nairobi, Kenya for an inception workshop to launch the second phase of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)...

  • Tonga Government rep Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Protecting our oceans - now and for future generations


    Pacific representatives met in Apia, Samoa last week to identify the challenges and opportunities to progress and effectively manage Protected Areas in the region. To contribute to these efforts, the Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Management in Pacific...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    IUCN advises in-danger status for Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago World Heritage site


    Uncontrolled development, unsustainable fisheries and invasive species threaten Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which recommends placing the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

  • Cake cutting event at the BIOPAMA Pacific regional inception workshop Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Celebrating conservation milestones


    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) celebrated their respective anniversaries at the welcoming event for the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)...

  • Live interviews taking inside the studio Live interviews taking inside the studio Photo: Doyi Mazenzele

    Public Awareness Campaign using Community Radio launched in Tanzania


    On 21st May, 2018, public awareness campaign on biodiversity conservation, land use planning and climate change resilience using a community radio, Mpanda FM Radio, was launched in Nkasi (Rukwa) and Tanganyika (Katavi) Districts in Tanzania. The programme is...

  • Group photo - BIOPAMA Inception Workshop Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Pacific convenes protected areas workshop


    With the aim to strengthen the management and governance of protected areas in the Pacific region, close to one hundred participants from governments, NGO stakeholders and partners convened in Apia, Samoa on 11 June, 2018 for the inception workshop of the...

  • Caribbean Photo: Julian Orozco

    Management effectiveness: BIOPAMA and the IUCN Green List join forces


    BIOPAMA is hosting a webinar for the Caribbean community on the IUCN Green List on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at 10 a.m. AST/ 9 a.m. EST/ 4 p.m. CET. 

  • Wadi Palestine Photo: Jon Hardcastle

    A Space for Nature: Wadi Al-Quff Nature Reserve


    Wadi Al-Quff Nature Reserve is a welcome haven for local people, pastoralists, and biodiversity.

  • IUCN Photo: Middle East and West Asia EAGL Meeting Abu Dhabi May 2018

    Mohammed Zaarour – a champion for protected areas in the Middle East region


    On Thursday 10th May Mohammed Zaarour was elected as the chair of the new regional Expert Assessment Group for the IUCN Green List (EAGL) for the Middle East and West Asia.

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System - the Blue Hole Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    World Heritage in-danger: Belize reef recovers while Lake Turkana faces dam threat – IUCN


    In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in charge of advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on natural sites....


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