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  • Blue Hole in Belize

    Governance Diversity for Belize

    26.04.2017

    Based on the PARKS 23.1 paper A Governance Spectrum: Protected Areas in Belize.  Belize is one of the smallest non-island states in the Americas, but a leader in protected areas designation and governance. Belize is one of only a dozen...

  • Local boys play in mangrove plantations close to their home in Thailand

    Working together to build MPAs for long-term marine resources management

    26.04.2017

    Our oceans and wetlands are crucial for our survival. Mangrove forests sequester massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and protect coastal communities from cyclone storm surges, while coastal wetlands and coral reefs provide breeding and...

  • A river in Garamba national park

    IUCN deplores ranger deaths in Garamba National Park

    22.04.2017

    IUCN deplores the deaths of rangers Joël Meriko Ari and Sergent Bolimola Afokao of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The two rangers were killed in the line of duty on 11 April in Garamba National Park during a fire fight with poachers...

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