Protected Areas

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Read up on the latest news on protected areas around the world, INSPIRING PLACES, INSPIRING PEOPLE, INSPIRING SOLUTIONS, WORLD HERITAGE NEWS, the IUCN GREEN LIST,  VISIONS BY WCPA... Read more
IUCN WCPA Mountains Specialist Group
Read the International Mountains Day 2016 article by Peter Jacobs.   Mountains Specialist Group and network The mountains of the world provide essential ecosystem based services to... Read more
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! The Art of Conservation - An IUCN Green List Training event builds momentum for effective protected and conserved areas in China (May 2017) Ol Pejeta – Improving... Read more
Pilot phase 2014 - the first Green listed areas The sites have been evaluated against a set of demanding criteria, including the quality of protection of natural values, based on the IUCN Green... Read more
IUCN WCPA Task Force on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECM)
In 2010, the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10/CBD) adopted the Aichi Biodiversity Targets as part of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.... Read more
Africa’s protected areas, and the prolific wildlife that they protect, face significant and increasing threats (poaching, climate change, habitat...
Protected Areas and the need for massive trainings In African protected areas in particular, the demand for training far exceeds the offer. Since 2009, the Programme on African Protected Areas... Read more
How often do we credit our planet’s biological diversity with keeping us healthy, relaxed and inspired? Probably not often enough. Yet we all know it...
That is why the choice of theme for this year’s International Day of Biological Diversity, “Biodiversity and sustainable tourism”, is so important. We really can get this right, and in getting it... Read more
Protected Planet is home to the World Database on Protected Areas, the most comprehensive database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. The...
The May release of the WDPA contains 233,882 records, 92.05% of which are polygon records and 7.95% of point records that are protecting an area of 20 million km2 on land and 19 million km2 in the... Read more
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, set on 90,000 acres in Laikipia County in Kenya, works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and generate...
Ol Pejeta is home to 114 critically endangered Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) making the Conservancy the only “Key 1” population in East Africa), 26 Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium... Read more
Protected areas exist under a range of governance types. However, those run by private entities (non-profit organisations, for-profit organisations...
While under-recognition remains a problem, there have been a number of recent advances in thinking around PPAs, including the publication of new IUCN guidance, the development of supportive national... Read more
The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites...
Three biodiversity sites recommended for inscription In the evaluations released today, IUCN recommends two proposals to inscribe natural areas on the World Heritage List, as well as one extension... Read more
Protected Area Solutions for Biodiversity and Climate Change: Achieving quality elements of Aichi Target 11   Basic information Project duration: November 2015 – December 2019... Read more

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