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  • Privately Protected Areas Management BPG Photo: IUCN

    Privately Protected Areas Management Guidelines


    The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is pleased to announce the publication of Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas produced by the IUCN WCPA Specialist Group on Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship...

  • Pathfinder Award 2018 winner - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust Dr Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment, Egypt, with Mirjam de Koning, Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust, winner of the Pathfinder Award Photo: IUCN

    Supporting protected areas across boundaries in the Balkans - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust wins the 2018 Pathfinder Award


    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as well as WildArk – A Movement for the Wild are thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Pathfinder Award for innovation in nature...

  • Locally managed marine protected area, Lefaga Bay, Upolu island, Samoa Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Imène Meliane

    Report shows 15% of terrestrial and 7% of marine areas now covered by protected areas


    Around 15% of the world’s terrestrial area is better safeguarded by conservation measures, as well as over 7% of the world’s oceans, ensuring the world is on track to meet important conservation targets, according to the latest Protected Planet Report.

  • Cakaulevu Reef, Fiji (P.C Stuart Chape) Photo: Stuart Chape

    Protected Areas Working Group: enhancing regional coordination in the Pacific


    IUCN Oceania Regional Office (ORO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have convened the latest gathering of the Protected Area Working Group (PAWG) of the Pacific Island Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) in Suva...

  • Isle of Vilm, Germany Photo: Trevor Sandwith/IUCN

    Going for Green in Egypt


    The International Nature Conservation Academy on the Island of Vilm in northern Germany was host to a workshop focused on the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Area over the weekend of 26-27 October. It included the first ever formal meeting of the...

  • BIOPAMA Photo: Vainuupo Jungblut

    BIOPAMA holds joint workshop in Tuvalu


    BIOPAMA regional observatory (resource-hub) recently held a joint workshop with the Tuvalu Department of Environment to collate and improve protected area data.

  • Group picture Pachacambac 2018 Photo: Grazia Borrini Feyerabend

    Conserving the Peruvian Amazon: are governance diversity and quality the key?


    In October 2018, the IUCN Global Protected Areas programme together with IUCN South American Regional Office and the ICCA Consortium convened in Pachacamac (Peru) a workshop entitled “Strengthening the governance of conserved territories in the Peruvian...

  • Europark Conference 2018 Photo: Peter Paul van Kempen

    Young people launch powerful plan to involve them in parks


    Reconnecting people with nature was a hot topic during Europarc 2018, the yearly conference of Protected Areas in Europe. Involving youth in our organisations is a crucial step for this, according to Europarc’s director, Carol Richie: “It is not what you say...

  • IUCN Statement Photo: IUCN

    IUCN deeply alarmed at capital offence charge against Iran conservationists


    The International Union for Conservation of Nature is deeply disturbed as five IUCN member conservationists, including members of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC), are charged with crimes punishable by death in Iran.

  • Photo de famille Photo: IUCN-BIOPAMA

    BIOPAMA – Tous ensemble afin de passer de la connaissance à l’action pour une planète protégée !


    L’atelier régional de lancement de la seconde phase du programme pour la gestion des aires protégées et la biodiversité (BIOPAMA) pour l’Afrique centrale a eu lieu du 26 au 28 septembre 2018 à Douala, en République du Cameroun sous l’égide de la Commission...


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