Gland, Switzerland, 7 October 2020 (IUCN) – National governments have fallen short on delivering conservation commitments for protected and conserved areas under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), despite the expansion in protected areas over the last decade, according to a new analysis published today in Nature.
In his statement "Addressing biodiversity loss and mainstreaming biodiversity for sustainable development", IUCN Director General Dr Bruno Oberle stressed the importance of stopping biodiversity loss to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Gland, Switzerland, 30 September 2020 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted Colombia’s Chingaza National Natural Park, Vietnam’s Van Long Nature Reserve, and French Guiana’s Ile Du Grand-Connétable National Nature Reserve to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard to recognise best practice in protected areas. Two protected areas in China – Mount Huangshan and Wudalianchi Geological Park – also successfully renewed their IUCN Green List status, first achieved at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney.
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