Protected Areas

White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations,...
Today’s IUCN Red List update also reveals a dramatic decline of grasshoppers and millipedes endemic to Madagascar, and the extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle bat. The IUCN Red List now...
Keobel Sakuma is awarded the prestigious Kenton Miller Award for innovation in protected area management
Innovation and inspiration are keys to progress in our national parks and protected areas’ conservation objectives. The Kenton Miller Award celebrates individuals who are taking bold...
Coral outcrop at Flynn Reef, Mexico
IUCN WCPA High Seas Specialist Group The purpose of the High Seas Specialist Group is to advance awareness of the importance and vulnerability of...
IUCN WCPA Specialist Group Leader Kristina Gjerde Background Accounting for almost two-thirds of the global ocean, the high seas and seabed areas beyond the limits of...
WCPA has 13 terrestrial regions, which correspond to the IUCN Regions. Each is encouraged to develop its own regional programme and a number have developed Regional Action Plans for Protected...
Sea Caves N2000 Kavo Gkreko
The IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG) provides specialist advice on all aspects of geodiversity in relation to protected areas and their...
Specialist Group Leaders KYUNG SIK WOO Wesley Hill   IUCN WCPA Geoheritage...
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...
WCPA Specialist Groups and Task Forces are established by the WCPA EXCO to bring together Commission Members who can provide ongoing specialist...
The following Specialist Groups and Task Forces have been established by IUCN WCPA. Each Specialist Group and Task Force has an approved Terms of Reference for its activities. The overall Terms...
PANORAMA webinar series: Sessions on protected area solutions, hosted by the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme
Upcoming sessions: 3 October 2017, 11 AM (11:00 Quito, Ecuador time / 16:00 UTC/GMT): Soluciones sobre lecciones aprendidas en la gestión de Áreas Protegidas Amazónicas.  This...
Pronghorn antelope in western Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park pronghorn migration, this herd of 400 pronghorn form the longest land mammal migration in the USA.
IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group links landscapes, reducing fragmentation and enabling migratory flows essential to a...
Specialist Group Leader  Gary Tabor   IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group TOR 2017-2020 Visit the ...
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:...
WCPA Chair Kathy MACKINNON   WCPA Deputy Chair Julia MIRANDA LONDOÑO   WCPA Regional Vice Chairs Eastern and Southern Africa John WAITHAKA...
Napoleon wrasse, Palau
8 September, 2017 4th International Marine Protected Area Congress, Chile The 2017 Kenton Miller Award for Innovation in Protected Area Management ...
  The Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS) Act makes up 100% of Palau’s national marine area. Based on traditional and customary methods practiced throughout the Pacific Region, Keobel’s...

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