Protected Areas


  • Training on the new KWS monitoring template in Ruma National Park (August 2018). Photo: IUCN

    IUCN Green List Standard used as a framework to support adaptive management in Kenya


    Although the IUCN Green List Standard has been developed as the basis of a certification process for the recognition and increase of the number of equitably governed and effectively managed protected and conserved areas globally, there is also strong interest...

  • Brazilian environmental authorities at the opening ceremony Photo: Beto Mesquita

    Private Natural Heritage Reserves, a Brazilian success story


    The Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN in Portuguese) in Brazil represent one of the largest privately protected area systems in the world, covering 48% of the country’s protected areas. Even if they cover only a relatively small proportion of Brazil’s...

  • RPPN Sesc Pantanal aerial view Photo: Haroldo Palo Jr

    20 Years at Brazil’s Largest Privately Protected Area


    Private Natural Heritage Reserve - RPPN Sesc Pantanal – Restoring Biodiversity and Supporting Local Livelihoods

  • Rustam Sagitov Rustam Sagitov Photo: Baltic Fund for Nature

    Dr Rustam Sagitov, one of Russia’s great nature conservationists


    IUCN mourns the loss of Dr Rustam Sagitov, IUCN Regional Councillor for Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia, and Chair of the IUCN National Committee for Russia, who passed away on Sunday, 19 August 2018. Aleksei Zavarzin, IUCN CEC Regional Vice Chair...

  • Mount Sanqingshan National Park, China - World Heritage site Mount Sanqingshan National Park, a World Heritage site in China Photo: IUCN / Chris Wood

    New IUCN report helps choose the right tools to assess how key natural areas benefit people


    IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN-WCPA) today has issued new guidance to help practitioners assess ecosystem services within important sites for biodiversity and nature conservation. The report reviews nine assessment tools, focussing on their...

  • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico © IUCN Elena Osipova Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    Updates on ‘Other effective area-based conservation measures’


    In July, governments at the 22nd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Science, Technology and Technological Advice (SBSTTA22) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed a draft decision on 'Protected Areas and Other Effective Area-Based Conservation...

  • Dr. M. Taghi Farvar – 1942-2018 Photo: ICCA Consortium

    Taghi Farvar – our collective memory


    As many of you will now know, we are mourning the passing of our long-term friend and colleague, Taghi - Dr. Mohammed Taghi Farvar, who died on 16 July 2018. Most of those who know him are struggling even to contemplate a world without Taghi. Maybe we can...

  • Bodega Bay, California Photo: Jenn Eckerle, the Ocean Protection Council

    The Green List Expert Assessment Group for California’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network announced


    Advancing the effort to add California’s marine protected area network to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, IUCN has selected members of the “Expert Assessment Group for the Green List” (...

  • Contribute to the IUCN Green List Fair Financing Survey


    IUCN is conducting a survey to explore the views relating to the IUCN Green List and the associated costs. It also serves to explore views relating to the "willingness to pay" for the IUCN Green List and the fair distribution of costs. These views will be...

  • Giant tube worms Photo: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011

    Draft mining regulations insufficient to protect the deep sea – IUCN report


    Regulations under development at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to manage deep-sea mining are insufficient to prevent irrevocable damage to marine ecosystems and a loss of unique species – many yet to be discovered, an IUCN report warns.


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