Áreas protegidas

Palau - Rock Islands Southern Lagoon


St. Petersburg, Russia, 6 July, 2012 (IUCN) – As the number of natural wonders on the World Heritage List continues to grow, too many sites are left with little resources to manage them properly and conserve the very values they were inscribed for, say IUCN experts. Many face a barrage of threats, not least from mining and oil exploration. …   | English

06 Jul 2012 | News story
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Participantes al Congreso de la UICN 2008

Últimas horas para un descuento en su cuota de inscripción al Congreso

2012 es un año de muchas decisiones relacionadas con el medio ambiente, a la luz del gran número de convenciones que se están llevando a cabo. Sin embargo, el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza es un evento único, con un público único. Es la única cumbre mundial que representa todos los aspectos de la conservación de la naturaleza y congrega a líderes mundiales de todos los sectores –desde gobiernos y ONG internacionales hasta representantes del mundo académico y organizaciones sociales. …   | English | French

05 Jul 2012 | News story

TransParcNet meeting 2012

European Transboundary Parks meet again

This year’s EUROPARC Transboundary Parks Network (TransParcNet) meeting took place between 11-14 June 2012 in one of the most exceptional transboundary protected areas in Europe – the Trilateral Pasvik-Inari Park formed by the Inari-Vätsäri Wilderness Area (Finland), Øvre-Pasvik National Park (Norway), and Pasvik Zapovednik (Russia). The meeting marked progress in cooperation between IUCN and the EUROPARC Federation, organizer of the event and an IUCN Member.  …  

04 Jul 2012 | News story
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Alhoceima National Park

Malaga hosts the 3rd Meeting of National correspondents of the Strategic Action Plan for the Conservation of the Mediterranean

After having convened the Second Meeting of National Correspondents of SAP BIO / MedMPAnet Project Inception Workshop in Istanbul (2 June 2010), RAC/SPA, the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas, is presently convening the Third Meeting of National Correspondents of SAP BIO / MedMPAnet Project Mid-term Workshop. The meeting will be organized in Malaga (Spain) at Hotel Barceló Málaga from the 4th to the 6th of July 2012, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain and IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med). …  

04 Jul 2012 | News story

Les participants attentifs à la restitution des travaux

Les Aires Protégées de Dzanga Sangha (APDS) se dotent d’un Plan d’Action

Du 20 au 21 Juin 2012 s’est tenu au centre d’accueil touristique Doli Lodge à Bayanga, l’atelier de planification des activités des APDS pour la période Juin 2012 à Décembre 2013. …  

02 Jul 2012 | News story

The Sangha Trinational is recommended to be added on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Six natural wonders declared World Heritage Sites

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2 July, 2012 (IUCN) – Sangha Trinational - shared between Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo; Lakes of Ounianga in Chad and Chengjiang fossil site in China have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following the recommendations of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Lena Pillars Nature Park in Russia and Western Ghats in India were also added to the prestigious list by the World Heritage Committee, a 21-nation panel. …   | French

02 Jul 2012 | News story

Marine Protected Areas Rangers - IUCN @ Nakari Red Sea Diving Safari

A boost for Marine Protected Area Rangers of the Egyptian Red Sea

Red Sea Rangers patrol and protect a substantial portion of the Egyptian Red Sea.  Their mandate under the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) in the Ministry of the Environment is more than just enforcement, as they also aim to raise public awareness on the protection of the Marine Parks by monitoring tourist dive boats and by installing and maintaining moorings. As such, these rangers need to be trained in many field skills relevant to marine management and operations. …  

30 Jun 2012 | News story

Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

Protected Areas presented as natural solutions to global environmental challenges at RIO +20

Climate change, food security, water stress, land degradation and biodiversity loss will become some of the greatest environmental challenges in the next decades, exacerbated by rising temperatures, more erratic rainfall and rising pressure on land and natural resources. Protected areas cover only 12.7% of terrestrial areas and 6.3% of coastal and marine ecosystems, but provide multiple services that can help people to cope with these changes. A joint event at the RIO +20 Summit on Sustainable Development focused on these key roles protected areas can play in promoting sustainable land and resource management, as well as contribute to the green economy. …  

28 Jun 2012 | News story
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No Mining in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site

Release of report on World Heritage and mining

New independent review of World Heritage and the extractive industry was published today in response to growing concerns over the rapidly increasing number of World Heritage Sites threatened by planned mining or oil and gas projects.

26 Jun 2012 | News story

Velipojë Protected Landscape, Albania

Managing protected areas in Albania: Advance Albania Newsletter out

In less than five years, Albania has doubled the coverage of protected areas in the country. Protected areas are an opportunity for the country not only because they protect nature but because they ensure a future for the country's sustainable development as well. This is the key message of the first issue of the Newsletter for the “Institutional Support for Protected Areas in Albania” project produced by IUCN which can be found here. …  

25 Jun 2012 | News story
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