Protected Areas

Marine World Heritage app for I-Phone

Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile application, which will act as a window on marine world heritage sites around the world. …  

08 Jun 2012 | News story

2012 Congress Online Programme

IUCN Congress Programme now live

As the World Conservation Congress draws closer, you can now view what’s on and when. Regularly updated, the Online Programme is a handy companion to organize your schedule in Jeju and make the most out of your experience. …   | French | Spanish

04 Jun 2012 | News story

Mtirala National Park, Georgia

Roundtable on “Protected areas’ role in regard to climate change mitigation and adaptation”

On May 11, 2012 policy makers and experts came together for a Roundtable on the Protected Areas’ role in regard to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The meeting was organized by the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Center. …  

22 May 2012 | News story
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Rocherath, East Belgium

20 years of EU nature conservation

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Habitats Directive and the LIFE financial instrument both developed by the European Union to help protect European nature. …  

21 May 2012 | News story
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European Day of Parks

European Day of Parks

"See the sky, touch a tree, feel the air and find yourself! Europe’s natural parks – a living health spa for stress fatigued Europeans." This event, organized by EUROPARC, takes place on 24th May 2012 in more than 50 parks in 20 countries. …  

21 May 2012 | News story
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SOS, PRCF, Vietnam, François Langur, 2011A-020, 11A-20-01B

SOS - Save Our Species: New call for proposals open!

The second SOS Call for Proposals has just opened. Non-governmental organisations (including IUCN members), community groups, and other civil society organisations are welcome to apply for an SOS grant for one of the following Strategic Directions: …  

08 May 2012 | News story

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Gestion des aires protégées : les récipiendaires reçoivent leur diplôme d’Université

Le Programme régional aires protégées (PAPACO) de l’UICN-PACO et l’Université Senghor d’Alexandrie ont mis en place une formation (Diplôme d’Université) de courte durée sur le « Renforcement des Compétences en Gestion des Aires Protégées » (DU RC-GAP). …  

08 May 2012 | News story

Wild Wonders of Europe - wolf

Rewilding in Europe through biosphere reserves

Europe is currently in the middle of an exceptional wildlife comeback boom due to large-scale abandonment of farmland. This phenomenon is particularly notable in the continent’s mountainous areas, which are running wild with robust, resilient nature. The time has never been more ripe for the conservation of biodiversity in Europe.   …  

04 May 2012 | News story
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Lone hiker on Redcliff Beach in Yuraygir National Park, Australia

Nominate a protected area champion today!

Deadline for nominations is 15 June 2012.   …   | French

26 Apr 2012 | News story
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Kenton R. Miller Award

Support conservation innovation with a Kenton Miller Award nomination now

The deadline for nominations is 8 June 2012. …  

25 Apr 2012 | News story
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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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