Protected Areas

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Protected Areas” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
Please visit our theme and region pages for more specific information.

This is an invitation for a short consultation on whether all the existing IUCN policies, standards, recommendations and guidance have been captured...
The standards to MPAs are a synthesis of the existing IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Standard, together with current relevant policies and positions taken from approved IUCN...
The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation is published by IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). It is published twice a year as an online, open-access and peer reviewed...
The concept of governance is rich and multi-faceted, and not easily reduced to a few simple indicators. If we focus on two main parameters we can start to understand and evaluate it effectively....
Worldwide, there is mounting recognition of the significant role Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA) and Indigenous Peoples’ and...
The Pathway to Target 1, the Canadian version of UNCBD’s Aichi Target 11, represents Canada’s process to meet the promise to protect and effectively manage 17% of its terrestrial ecosystems and...
The following Specialist Groups and Task Forces have been established by IUCN WCPA.  The General Terms of Reference for Specialist Group and Task Force Leaders can be downloaded here: TORs for SG and...
Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the...
The State Reserve in south-eastern Azerbaijan was created in 1929 for the purpose of protecting migrant, swamp and wild birds, and was declared a wetland of international importance by the Ramsar...
Enrolment is now open for the first World Heritage Leadership course, which will focus on “Addressing Nature-Culture Interlinkages in Managing World...
The course will take place in Norway’s World Heritage site Røros Mining Town and the Circumference from 6 to 16 June 2017. The deadline for applications is 31 March. Part of World Heritage...
By Pamela Lanier and Jessica Hughes After being run by the government since their creation, facing the threat of being closed down after the Great...
Background In 2011, four years after the Great Recession, the California Parks Department was still struggling. Due to budgetary changes the department was left on shaky ground: the parks remained...
WCPA Chair Kathy MACKINNON WCPA Deputy Chair Julia MIRANDA LONDOÑO   WCPA Regional Vice Chairs Eastern and Southern AfricaJohn WAITHAKA North Africa, West Asia and Middle East...
Trevor Sandwith Director, Global Protected Areas Programme Trevor leads IUCN’s Global Programme on Protected Areas which consists of a small secretariat staff based in headquarters in Switzerland,...
PANORAMA is a partnership initiative to find and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and development...
Explore over 300 examples of solutions around protected areas and other topics on the PANORAMA web platform. Watch past PANORAMA webinars on gender mainstreaming solutions for protected areas,...
Protected areas offer vital solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges, including climate change, species extinction and poverty.
Photo: PANORAMA PANORAMA, through its “protected area solutions” portal, profiles specific case studies of such solutions, their success factors and lessons learnt....

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