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IUCN Director General Speeches 1st IUCN World Environmental Law Congress - April 2016 World Forum on Natural Capital, November 2015 Eye on Earth Plenary, October 2015 UN...
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
Best Practice Guidelines
IUCN WCPA has a proud tradition of proposing global guidelines to protected area practitioners. For the full list of Best Practice Protected Areas Guidelines Series in the...
News & Resources
Publications The Solutions in Focus: Transboundary Protected Area Solutions brochure contains all transboundary solutions on the PANORAMA platform as of December 2016...
Incubator for Nature Conservation Partner Sites
Astola Island (Pakistan) Astola Island is an uninhabited island in the Arabian Sea and the first Marine Protected Area in Pakistan. It is of ecological importance as there are around 35 species of...
IUCN Protected Area Publications
From time to time, IUCN together with WCPA and other partners produces books and journal articles on topics related to protected areas. Some of...
The Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological...
Expectations of WCPA Members
WCPA is not an ‘interest only’ network. It expects Members to have professional expertise and to contribute voluntarily to the mission of IUCN and...
The following functions or activities give an indication of where members can contribute: Provide expert advice on specific areas of concern to the IUCN Programme, IUCN/WCPA component programme...
Who are our members? We are a voluntary network of protected area professionals with a trust-based relationship that depends on our own ability but is fostered by the sense of belonging and...
Benefits of being a member
WCPA is the foremost collegiate network for people working in the protected areas field in all its modern breadth. There are many benefits of being...
In addition, membership of WCPA offers you: Concessionary registration fees for World Conservation Congress and other major IUCN events Access to our official publications, IUCN Best...
Become a WCPA Member
Page en Français - Página en español We strongly encourage protected area professionals and leaders of all age groups, areas of specialization and world regions interested in...
Tourism - TAPAS
IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group
Specialist Group Leader Anna Spenceley IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group Strategy 2015-2020 More than 350 professionals are members of the...
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Stopping wildlife trafficking in its tracks
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