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Van Long, Viet Nam
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PARTNERSHIP IUCN is seeking to partner with protected and conserved areas to seek and learn ways to improve conservation...
What is an incubator?  An incubator is a mechanism to help nurture and grow new businesses or ideas, by providing training, advice and technical support. Through this programme, IUCN will...
Sanjiangyuan National Park,  Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
IUCN WCPA Mountains Specialist Group
Read the International Mountains Day 2016 article by Peter Jacobs.   Mountains Specialist Group and network The mountains of the world provide essential ecosystem based services to...
Vaquitas in the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends in-danger status for Mexico’s World Heritage-listed Islands and Protected Areas...
Despite ongoing efforts by Mexico, illegal gillnet fishing of totoaba, whose swim bladder is in high demand in Asia, is threatening the vaquita with imminent extinction, as the porpoise gets...
Read more about the World Parks Congress 2014 outcome the Promise of Sydney. What is a protected area? A protected area is a clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated...
The IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme IUCN’s Programme on Protected Areas has a long heritage in the Union, with a headquarters-based core team and regional staff, and a closely...
Pavilion: PROTECTED PLANET: Delivering the Promise of Sydney  Click above to view the sessions on the IUCN Congress PORTAL. Journey: Delivering the Promise of Sydney...
Do you want to learn more about some of the most inspiring approaches to protected area challenges? Visit the PANORAMA web platform regularly to explore the latest additions to the...
Her Excellency Right Honourable President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari
President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari met with Inger Andersen, Director General of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today at...
An IUCN State Member since 1974, Nepal has collaborated with IUCN on the design and implementation of national policies, strategies and guidelines relating to the environment and development. Most...
The Astola Island has been designated as Pakistan’s first-ever Marine Protected Area.  The notification in this regard has been issued by the...
While hailing it a historic milestone, IUCN Country Representative, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema said that this could not be achieved without the concerted efforts led by the Secretary, Ministry of...
Roger Crofts
OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO PROTECTED AREAS The Fred Packard Award is named for the individual who served as Secretary to the World Commission on Protected Areas in the early 1970s. He established an...
Réserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbère-Banyuls, France
Cerbère-Banyuls Natural Marine Reserve is located on the Catalan coast of Southern France in Languedoc-Roussillon in the Midi-Pyrénées. It’s a small...
Cerbère is a commune that relies on tourism, so they wanted to get the local community involved and continue to let people to come enjoy its beauty, without harming the environment. The local...
Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad
The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites...
Three biodiversity sites recommended for inscription In the evaluations released today, IUCN recommends two proposals to inscribe natural areas on the World Heritage List, as well as one extension...

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