Protected Areas

Catarata dos Couros, Chapada dos Veadeiros NP
Two key publications from the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series, Governance of Protected Areas, and Urban Protected Areas, ...
GIZ supported the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Guidelines Nos. 20 and 22 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment (BMUB), financed in the framework of the International Climate...
East Asia         South Asia Southeast Asia West Asia Central America North America South America Europe North...
The IUCN Green List business plan includes a ‘Fair Finance’ initiative that will secure, by 2020, revenues to support all Green List operations and to bring new and additional resources to support...
A south-eastern red-tailed black-cockatoo, which lives in south-eastern Australia. Only about 1,500 birds remain; however, it still faces ongoing  habitat loss. Offsetting is often used as a response.
In her pursuit to build effective conservation policy and management, Martine Maron from the University of Queensland, Australia is currently...
How and why did you get involved in conservation? MM: From a very young age I loved the bush. I grew up in south-eastern Australia, a part of the world where most species are gone from most of...
IUCN WCPA Asia  Scott Perkin Eastern and Southern Africa Beatrice Chataigner Leo Niskanen Eastern Europe and Central...
Child in Nature
#NatureForAll brings together a diverse coalition of partners to collaborate, scale up actions, and broaden their reach to engage people from all...
WCPA and CEC Joint Task Force Leaders : Sean Southey Karen Keenleyside IUCN WCPA-CEC #Nature for All Task Force TORs 2017-2020 #NatureForAll is a...
A Soliga paying his obeisance at a Devaru site in the temple and wildlife reserve.
Structures such as a cluster of stones, in this case, and an unusually shaped tree are accorded sacred status and worshipped.
IUCN WCPA Thematic Vice-Chair Karen Keenleyside The People and Parks Theme of the IUCN WCPA focuses primarily on advancing the global #NatureForAll movement. The theme also integrates and re-...
Child in Nature
IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is the world's premier network of protected area expertise. It is administered by IUCN's Global Programme on Protected Areas and has over 2,000...
Cenote, Mexico
The IUCN WCPA Geoheritage Specialist Group (GSG) provides specialist advice on all aspects of geodiversity in relation to protected areas and their...
Specialist Group Leaders KYUNG SIK WOO Wesey Hill IUCN WCPA...
The following Specialist Groups and Task Forces have been established by IUCN WCPA.  The General Terms of Reference for Specialist Group and Task Force Leaders can be downloaded here: TORs...
Indo-pacific Humpback dolphin mother and calf
IUCN WCPA Marine Theme - the world’s premier network of Marine Protected Area (MPA) expertise.
Thematic Team Leader: Dan Laffoley  www.danlaffoley.com         Our role is to inspire, inform and enable people to protect Planet Ocean by...
IUCN WCPA has a proud tradition of proposing global guidelines to protected area practitioners. For the full list of Best Practice Protected Areas Guidelines Series in the...

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