Aires protégées

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Marine miracles at Convention on Biological Diversity

The move to create a network of marine protected areas that spans the entire globe took a huge step forward at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which ended last week in Bonn. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Economic Tools for Marine Protected Areas

From 26-30 May 2008, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, Coral Reef Initiatives for the South Pacific (CRISP) and the Secretariat of the Pacfic Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a regional workshop on the use of economic tools for supporting the design and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story

Protected areas side event at CBD COP9

Protected areas: the critical role of law

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) held a well attended side-event on “Protected areas: the critical role of law” during the first week of COP 9. The event aimed at presenting a project initiated by the ELC to develop guidelines for protected areas (PAs) legislation. Participants have shown great interest in the project, welcoming the initiative and drawing attention to a number of key questions which they expected the Guidelines to address. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also book your preferred accommodation and excursion trips online.
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12 May 2008 | News story

Sovi Basin, Viti Levu, Fiji (Proposed Conservation Area)

Legal Mechanisms for the Establishment and Management of Protected Areas in Fiji

In April 2008, IUCN presented training for protected area managers and conservationists on Legal Mechanisms for the Establishment and Management of Terrestrial Protected Areas in Fiji. …  

30 Apr 2008 | News story

The Noosa River in the Cooloola National Park, Fraser Island, Australia, Jim Thorsell

180 million boost to Australia's National Reserve System

Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett announced a $180 million boost over 5 years to Australia's National Reserve System 

30 Apr 2008 | News story

Arboreal parasitic plant, commonly known as Christmas tree in Western Australia

Queensland announces major growth in parks

 

25 Apr 2008 | News story

ABI (Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative) at the Southern Tip of South Africa.

New approaches make their way on the protected areas stage

Protected areas leaders met in Cape Town recently to discuss how to get the most out of the huge progress made since the landmark IUCN Worlds Park Congress in 2003. The challenges facing the successful management of protected areas call for innovative approaches and increased role of local communities, according to South Africa Minister for the Environment and Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk.   …  

23 Apr 2008 | News story

Vth IUCN World Parks Congress Logo

Climate change key driver to biodiversity loss

Cape Town - Scientific evaluations on climate change have confirmed that climate change is indeed a key driver to biodiversity loss and stress to the country's resources, says Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. 

14 Apr 2008 | News story

Salum logo

People of Salum learn about marine conservation

The Salum area is part of the western Mediterranean coastal region of Egypt, extending 600 km between Alexandria in the east to the Libyan border in the west. This area, including the Gulf of Salum, has been identified by Egypt as the most appropriate site to establish a protected area in order to maximize conservation of a representative cross section of the region’s natural resources. …  

11 Apr 2008 | News story

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