Mesoamerica

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Mesoamerica.

Inger Andersen
Bonn, Germany – At the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP23) in Bonn, Germany, IUCN shared its plans for increased effort to enhance countries...
The event also welcomed new restoration pledges from the governments of Chiapas (Mexico) and Nigeria, which now bring the total Bonn Challenge commitments to 160.2 million hectares. “The voice...
Since 2004, the IUCN Washington D.C. Office and the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme have helped to build and support a network called the Global Marine Community...
Sanjiangyuan National Park,  Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
The IUCN WCPA Mountains Specialist Group facilitates the enhanced conservation, effective management and adequate protection of mountain protected...
Specialist Group Leader Peter JACOBS Co-chairs: Linda McMillan, Patrizia Rossi, Fausto Sarmiento, Mike Tollefson and Gillian Anderson​ Senior Advisor:...
IUCN protected area management categories classify protected areas according to their management objectives. The categories are recognised by...
IUCN Protected Area Categories System Ia Strict Nature Reserve: Category Ia are strictly protected areas set aside to protect biodiversity and also possibly geological/geomorphical...
Natural solutions : protected areas helping people cope with climate change
Protected areas play a major role in reducing climate changing carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. Fifteen percent of the worlds terrestrial carbon stock - 312 gigatonnes - are stored in...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the ‘IUCN Green List Standard’) is a new global standard for protected areas in the 21st...
Latest news!​ View our latest IUCN Green List brochure! (September 2017) Gran Paradiso National Park: Il Parco nella Green list: le motivazioni del riconoscimento (September...
The IUCN Green List Standard The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the global power company Enel have signed a one-year agreement aimed at strengthening...
Under the agreement, IUCN will support the development of new systems and tools to measure the effectiveness of the company’s biodiversity conservation activities with the intention of demonstrating...
The IUCN ‘Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas’ (GLPCA) is a global programme to encourage, achieve and promote effective, equitable and...
The IUCN Green List Standard User Manual The GLPCA Standard is backed by a IUCN Green List User Manual describing the rules and procedures that entities involved in the GLPCA programme have to...
Cayo de la Mosquitia, Nicaragua.
The region of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean is a special area where different cultures and geographies that stand out in the planet’s environmental scene converge and where there is a...
Sixaola, Costa Rica-Panamá
Project AVE (Adaptation, Vulnerability and Ecosystems(2015-2018) The project’s main objective is to collect, synthesize and use existing evidence on the benefits derived from ecosystem-based...
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...

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