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.
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Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today...
The signing follows IUCN Council’s selection of France as the host country for the IUCN Congress, based on a rigorous evaluation process of France’s candidature.  A presentation of a new...
The IUCN Green List for Protected and Conserved Areas (GLPCA) made an important step forward in its implementation with the inauguration of the Swiss...
The members of the EAGL were welcomed by the Director of the Global Protected Areas Programme, Trevor Sandwith who opened the workshop. Technical presentations followed by Jenny Kelleher of the...
IUCN WCPA Asia Scott Perkin Eastern and Southern AfricaBeatrice ChataignerLeo Niskanen Eastern Europe and Central AsiaOliver AvramovskiBoris ErgThomas Pezold...
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...
As part of the ongoing project entitled Global Support Initiative for Indigenous Peoples and Community Conserved Areas (GSI-ICCA) in collaboration...
The workshop was once again co-convened by several partners in the GSI-ICCA project: IUCN, UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme, the ICCA Consortium and the appointed catalytic organization to the project...
Two very large areas in Canada and Colombia are recommended for inscription on the World Heritage List by the International Union for Conservation of...
IUCN’s advice is part of a first set of reports released today by UNESCO for the World Heritage Committee, which will take decisions during its meeting from 24 June to 4 July in Bahrain. It includes...
IUCN WCPA Wilderness Specialist Group
Working within the IUCN WCPA and the World Wilderness Congress, the Wilderness Specialist Group establishes linkages between the World Wilderness Congresses, IUCN’s World Parks Congresses and IUCN's...
The Caves and Karst Specialist Group consists of karst specialists from around the world. The group operates to provide support, advice and liaison...
  Jay Anderson Specialist Group Leader   Terms of Reference The specific terms of reference are: Fostering the proper protection of important caves and karst areas; Advising land...
The IUCN WCPA Climate Change Specialist Group builds on the expertise and contributions of many climate change experts and practitioners and...
también en Español Specialist Group Leader Andrew RHODES Risa SMITH   IUCN WCPA Climate Change Specialist Group TOR 2017-2020 Protected areas are now recognised as decisive tools for...
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,...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote...
The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea. Conserving nature is essential for the future of...
Convened with the aim of affirming key regional priorities and expectations, the four-day inception meeting served to secure buy-in and commitments...
From 17th – 20th April 2018, nearly 70 government and non-governmental stakeholders from 14 countries in Southern Africa convened in Johannesburg for an inception workshop of the second phase of the...

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