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  • Convocatoria Lista Expertos Lista verde España Convocatoria Lista Expertos Lista verde España Photo: IUCN-Med

    Abierta la convocatoria para la selección expertos evaluadores de la Lista Verde en España

    06.02.2019

    El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN (UICN-Med) junto con la Comisión Mundial para las Áreas Protegidas (WCPA en sus siglas en inglés) de la UICN ha abierto la convocatoria para seleccionar los candidatos del grupo de expertos de evaluadores...

  • Larry Hamilton Photo: Larry Hamilton

    Celebrating the 100th edition of the Mountain Protected Areas Update!

    21.12.2018

    The strength and resilience of the IUCN WCPA Mountain Network and Specialist Group needs no other indication than the 100th edition of the Mountain UPDATE. 

  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin Western gray whale in Sakhalin  Photo: Yuri Yakovlev

    IUCN seeks whale conservation experts to advise on energy development impacts

    14.12.2018

    IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on its independent scientific and technical advisory panel to minimize impacts on western gray whales during offshore oil and gas development near Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East....

  • ACT! 30 IUCN Young Professionals met in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Site prior to WPC 2014 Photo: Rebecca Koss

    Apply now - WCPA and CoalitionWILD Mentorship Programme

    11.12.2018

    CoalitionWILD and the WCPA are accepting applications to the 2019 Global Mentorship Programme, pairing conservation veterans with emerging leaders for a 12-month intergenerational exchange. Apply to be a Mentor or Mentee by 15 January.

  • marine mammal protected areas conference 5th International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas Logo Photo: ICMMPA

    Early Registration Announcement for ICMMPA5

    05.12.2018

    Early Registration for the 5th International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas is now Open!

  • Natura è Benessere; Nature Is Wellbeing; children on the grass; rolling on the grass Feeling free ,by rolling on the grass. Photo: Angela Tavone

    #NatureForAll, Wellbeing for kids

    05.12.2018

    The #NatureForAll CEC-WCPA campaign and the Children&Nature Network proposals have been implemented in Italy. A Pilot Project launched by the Ministry of Public Health promotes educational initiatives in Nature and in Protected Areas to improve children’s...

  • Privately Protected Areas Management BPG Photo: IUCN

    Privately Protected Areas Management Guidelines

    20.11.2018

    The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is pleased to announce the publication of Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas produced by the IUCN WCPA Specialist Group on Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship...

  • Pathfinder Award 2018 winner - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust Mirjam de Koning of Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust receiving the award (Winner) from Dr Yasmine Fouad (Minister, Egypt) during CBD COP14 Photo: IUCN

    Supporting protected areas across boundaries in the Balkans - Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust wins the 2018 Pathfinder Award

    19.11.2018

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as well as WildArk – A Movement for the Wild are thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Pathfinder Award for innovation in nature...

  • Locally managed marine protected area, Lefaga Bay, Upolu island, Samoa Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Imène Meliane

    Report shows 15% of terrestrial and 7% of marine areas now covered by protected areas

    18.11.2018

    Around 15% of the world’s terrestrial area is better safeguarded by conservation measures, as well as over 7% of the world’s oceans, ensuring the world is on track to meet important conservation targets, according to the latest Protected Planet Report.

  • Isle of Vilm, Germany Photo: Trevor Sandwith/IUCN

    Going for Green in Egypt

    02.11.2018

    The International Nature Conservation Academy on the Island of Vilm in northern Germany was host to a workshop focused on the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Area over the weekend of 26-27 October. It included the first ever formal meeting of the...

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