Protected Areas

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Protected Areas.

Under the second phase of BIOPAMA, regional stakeholders will be encouraged to strengthen their efforts toward information monitoring
The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, and the University of the West Indies...
This continued collaboration has been made possible by the decision of the European Union and the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group of States to renew their investment in continuing BIOPAMA into...
The IUCN Green List Standard The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components concern...
o	Symbolic “ribbon cutting” for the launch of PANORAMA’s new “Agriculture and Biodiversity” theme
The initiative “PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet” presented its vision and functions in a side event at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.  With more...
 “To address climate change, adapt to its impacts or stop the loss of biodiversity, people need knowledge. Therefore, we have to build on successful approaches and work together. The PANORAMA...
PANORAMA Solutions
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...
A group of community members sit on the floor around a large piece of paper with blue Khmer text
Located on the coast of southwestern Cambodia, the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary harbours one of the largest undisturbed mangrove forests in...
Aside from the beauty and biodiversity in Peam Krasop, the mangroves support the needs and livelihoods of almost 10,000 people who live in the area. In Old Peam Krasop village people are highly...
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...
Socotra Archipelago, Yemen
Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just...
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 – an update of the 2014 IUCN World Heritage Outlook report – assesses, for the first time, changes in the conservation prospects of all 241 natural World Heritage...
Catarata dos Couros, Chapada dos Veadeiros NP
Two key publications from the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series, Governance of Protected Areas, and Urban Protected Areas, ...
GIZ supported the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Guidelines Nos. 20 and 22 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMUB), financed in the framework of the International Climate...
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...
Golden Pheasant : Wild wonders of China
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...
Ilse of Vilm, Gernmany
IUCN WCPA Task Force on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures.
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....

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