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WCPA look to Hawai'i after Vilm gathering

The leaders of the world’s largest network of protected areas experts, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA), gathered in Germany last week to discuss and advance the world protected area agenda and move forward the implementation of the Promise of Sydney which was put in place at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 IUCN WPC).  …  

23 Apr 2015 | Article

Tacana people of Bolivia dancing

Tacana people define future of the forest

One of Bolivia's Indigenous Peoples - the Tacana - have helped to develop a territorial management programme which has already significantly reduced forest loss in large areas of South America and could help to determine the future of much of the Amazon rainforest. …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article

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Where the blue Danube goes green

Donau-Auen National Park is one of the largest wetlands in Europe and extends from Vienna to the Slovakian border. Established as a transboundary national park in 1996,  it will host IUCN's 'Little Sydney' conference between 28-31 May and is one of the last remaining wetlands in Europe, consisting of a network of riparian forest (65%), water (20%) and meadow (15%).  …  

22 Apr 2015 | Article
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Participants of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being for Latin America and Caribbean

Blue Solutions of Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region

For the second time now, the Blue Solutions Initiative convened a Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being. This time it was held in Cancun, Mexico (April 2015) for participants from Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Bird Island, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

Pacific protected area partnership reinvigorated

Established in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Round Table for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, a regional Protected Areas working group is being reinvigorated with the support of the BIOPAMA programme and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and is a driver to deliver the Regional Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific. …  

22 Apr 2015 | News story

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