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Protected and conserved areas are the foundation of biodiversity conservation. They safeguard nature and cultural resources, improve livelihoods and drive sustainable development. 

IUCN works to establish best practices and standards that maximise the effectiveness of protected and conserved areas and advances justice and equity in conservation, including the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. 

In its work on protected areas and conserved areas, IUCN focusses on three key areas:


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  • Pedro Rosabal, advocate of protected areas Photo: IUCN/Trevor Sandwith

    Pedro Rosabal Gonzalez, unsung hero in a life of protected areas and nature conservation

    08.01.2020

    Our friend and colleague Pedro Rosabal Gonzalez, who served as Deputy Director of the Global Protected Areas Programme, left IUCN at the end of November 2019 after an extensive period of medical leave. Pedro made his mark on the programme, and was one of...

  • Lionesses in safari lodge Photo: Wilderness Safaris

    Creating value in the wildlife economy

    08.01.2020

    Dr Sue Snyman used studies of southern African protected areas, their tourist facilities, and their communities, to answer questions of why conservation in these African nations makes the wildlife economy valuable (at the Global Wildlife Program annual...

  • Map of EU Overseas (BEST) territories Photo: BEST

    The EU Overseas size, diversity, and how these giant needs are BEST addressed

    06.01.2020

    A land mass as big as the entire EU, the largest marine domain on the planet, over 70% of EU species, more than 150 islands, over 20% of the world's coral reefs. This is the EU Overseas. But with great space comes great responsibility. How does BEST (...

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