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Queenland, Australia

Reversing PA Downgrading, Downsizing and Degazettement in Queensland

Too often we are hearing news of Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing and Degazettement (PADDD) events around the world so it is good to see an example of a significant reversal of PADDD that will positively affect the many hundreds of protected areas in Queensland, Australia. …  

19 May 2016 | Article

Members of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Aeas at the Ministry of Environment in Prague, Czech Republic

Common goals for the Czech Republic and the World Commission on Protected Areas

by Michael Hošek, IUCN Council member, WCPA member, and Vice President of the EUROPARC Federation 

18 May 2016 | Article

Rivers fill with melt water during the spring season in Krkonose National Park, Czech Republic

A vision for protected areas in Europe

By Andrej Sovinc, WCPA Regional Vice Chair for Europe                    With more than 120,000 protected area sites, Europe accounts for more protected areas than any other region. Many of these areas reflect Europe's rich cultural heritage and long lasting co-existence of man and nature which shaped different cultural landscapes. Also, vast natural areas, often in good ecological condition, are still found in some parts of the continent, mainly in the North, East and South-East.  …  

18 May 2016 | Article

Addax

Saharan Addax antelope faces imminent extinction

Regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the Addax – a migratory species of desert-adapted antelope - to the very knife-edge of extinction according to a recent survey which found only three surviving in the wild.   …  

06 May 2016 | News story

Shark

IUCN and National Geographic Society Join Forces for IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Partnership will highlight pressing conservation issues and ways to solve them. …   | French | Spanish

03 May 2016 | News story

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