Aires protégées

Allen backpacking in Zion National Park in the Western U.S.

Back to basics in Paris

The World Heritage Committee in Paris is refocusing its attention on the technical reality of the site reports carried out by IUCN, according to Allen Putney, Deputy Chairman of the World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

22 Jun 2011 | News story

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

A Leopard Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum), Great Barrier Reef

Patrimoine mondial: garder des normes

Le Comité du Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO va ouvrir sa session annuelle à Paris ce dimanche. Le Comité annoncera quels sont les nouveaux sites naturels et culturels d’une valeur exceptionnelle qui seront inscrits sur la Liste de sites du Patrimoine mondial. 42 sites sont proposés cette année. …   | English | Spanish

19 Jun 2011 | News story

Dja Reserve, Cameroon

Staving off the threats to Cameroon’s natural riches

The Dja Reserve in Cameroon is home to some of the largest and best protected rainforest tracts in Africa, with 90% of its area intact. It was inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1987, largely for the diversity of species found there but now faces several challenges, not least from mining. …  

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Participants see board "Say No to Plastic Bag" at Cu Lao Cham MPA Communications Center.

Vietnam’s MPAs and marine turtle conservation: issues and opportunities

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a resource management tool that can be used to slow down and eventually reverse degradation of coastal ecosystems. Globally, scientists have recognized the value of MPAs, especially no-take marine reserves, in improving marine ecosystem health, including the viability of fisheries (NCEAS 2001). Furthermore, MPAs can help to support alternative livelihoods by promoting sustainable use of coastal resources of coastal resources such as ecotourism (Agardy 1993). Science-based MPA planning is underway in many countries (e.g., Osmond et al. 2010) with positive results for communities and ecosystems on which the depend (Samonte et al. 2010, Palumbi 2002). …   | Vietnamese

16 Jun 2011 | News story

Las áreas protegidas de América Latina: situación actual y perspectivas para el futuro

Las áreas protegidas de América Latina - situación actual y perspectivas para el futuro

El lanzamiento del libro, que forma parte de la celebración de los 20 años de trabajo de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza en Sudamérica, se realizará el próximo martes 14 de junio de 2011, en el salón Casino del Hotel María Angola, Lima, Perú, a las 19h30. …   | English

14 Jun 2011 | News story
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Dr Kenton Miller among bamboo in Brazil.

Kenton Miller – a personal appreciation

  Adrian Phillips …  

10 Jun 2011 | News story
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Nik Lopoukhine,Chair,WCPA

What’s next for Protected Areas?

Nikita Lopoukhine, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. …  

10 Jun 2011 | News story
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The Wadden Sea became the 200 natural site on the World Heritage List.

Dernières informations sur les Sites répertoriés au patrimoine mondial de l’humanité

De nouveaux sites, exceptionnels par leurs caractéristiques naturelles et culturelles, seront ajoutés cette année à la Liste du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO. Cette annonce sera faite officiellement lors de la réunion du Comité du patrimoine mondial qui se tiendra à Paris, du 19 au 29 juin. Au total, 42 sites sont candidats à l’inscription. …   | English | Spanish

10 Jun 2011 | News story
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Stephen Woodley

Protected Areas get a boost from Parks Canada

Providing a major boost to IUCN’s Global Programme on Protected Areas, Parks Canada and IUCN are pleased to announce that Dr Stephen Woodley will take up a new position as Senior Programme Advisor on Protected Areas and Climate Change for the next two years. …  

07 Jun 2011 | News story
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