Áreas protegidas

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Action is needed to preserve the world’s most inspiring natural sites

IUCN recommends taking action to tackle major threats to natural sites ahead of the 37th World Heritage Committee this June, including the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. …  

15 May 2013 | News story

Wave

Marine World Heritage: The Crown Jewels of the Ocean event calls for support of marine sites

International film stars Clive Owen and Jacques Perrin gave their support to Marine World Heritage: The Crown Jewels of the Ocean. See the short film on marine sites, narrated by Mr Perrin.

 
 

06 May 2013 | News story

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador.

Video from the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve

CEC member Ana Puyol shares a video about closing down an illegal wildlife market. …  

29 Apr 2013 | News story
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World heritage site in Korea

Seeking contributors for new World Heritage knowledge tool

Do you hold first-hand knowledge on natural and mixed World Heritage Sites, and the factors affecting them? IUCN is seeking contributions to compile Conservation Outlook Assessments for the State of World Heritage, a new knowledge tool. …  

16 Apr 2013 | News story

IUCN@CAMBODIA

Why you should come to Cambodia next June

Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh will be the backdrop of the next World Heritage Committee, from 17-27 June 2013. The annual event represents a key opportunity for civil society to advocate onsite issues and the World Heritage Convention’s policies and procedures. …  

12 Apr 2013 | News story

European Day of Parks

My Park. My Passion. My Story. European Day of Parks 2013

“My Park. My Passion. My Story.” is the motto of the European Day of Parks 2013 promoted by the EUROPARC Federation, an IUCN Member. Since its inauguration in 1999 this commemorative event day invites people to protected areas and raise awareness about the importance of these areas for biodiversity protection. The day is celebrated on and around 24 May.   …  

13 Mar 2013 | News story
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Coastal area outside Sendai which will be integrated into Sanriku Reconstruction Park

First Asia Parks Congress strives for protected area connections

Sendai, Japan is set to host the Asia Parks Congress (APC) from November 13 to November 17, 2013 – the first meeting of its kind to be held in the region. The Congress is being organized by the Ministry of the Environment-Japan (MoEJ) and IUCN. The theme “Parks Connect” signifies protected areas connections at many different levels, linking people with nature, people with people and protected areas with pressing world challenges, including disaster risk reduction, climate change, biodiversity loss, and sustainable development and livelihoods. …  

07 Mar 2013 | News story

White rhino, South Africa

Support Capacity Development in Eastern and Southern Africa, says WCPA Regional Vice Chair, Moses Mapesa

The IUCN WCPA Capacity Development Programme’s purpose is to deliver technical support to national governments to meet their protected area objectives and support governments to meet their commitments under the CBD PoWPA and Aichi Target 11. I call on WCPA members in Eastern and Southern Africa to play a more active role in supporting this programme. …  

21 Feb 2013 | News story
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Call for abstracts: 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress

The French Marine Protected Areas Agency (MPAA) and IUCN are organizing the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille and Corsica from 21 October to 27 October 2013. …  

15 Feb 2013 | News story
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The Sitio Ramsar Río Yata

Ramsar, with Bolivia’s help, surpasses 200 million hectares of global coverage

The government of Bolivia is celebrating World Wetlands Day 2013 today by designating three enormous new Wetlands of International Importance in the Department of Beni in the lowland northeast of the country, bringing the Convention's global total of area coverage by the Contracting Parties to 204,797,361 hectares (2,047,973 km2). The new listings, providing strong evidence of Bolivia's strong commitment to wetland conservation and the Ramsar Convention's wise use philosophy, also move that country from 8th place to first place in total land area amongst the Parties, now with 11 sites covering 14,842,405 hectares, surpassing Canada's formerly premier position with 13,066,695. …  

04 Feb 2013 | News story


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