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Protected and conserved areas are the foundation of biodiversity conservation. They safeguard nature and cultural resources, improve livelihoods and drive sustainable development. 

IUCN works to establish best practices and standards that maximise the effectiveness of protected and conserved areas and advances justice and equity in conservation, including the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. 

In its work on protected areas and conserved areas, IUCN focusses on three key areas:


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  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

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

    18.06.2018

    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.

  • Live interviews taking inside the studio Photo: Doyi Mazenzele

    Public Awareness Campaign using Community Radio launched in Tanzania

    12.06.2018

    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

    11.06.2018

    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...

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