World Commission on Protected Areas


IUCN together with WCPA publishes  a variety of resources on protected areas that can be found in the Resources page of the Protected areas theme. You can also read or sign up for the 'Protecting the Planet' newsletter for the latest protected area news.

Find the latest WCPA and protected areas related publications on the IUCN Union Portal, or the IUCN library portal. Or have a look at the latest IUCN publications

Best pracrice guidelines Photo: IUCN


PARKS Special Issue on OECMS June 2018 Photo: IUCN capacity, protected areas Photo: IUCN
Natural solutions Natural solutions Photo: IUCN Protected Planet Report 2014 Photo: UNEP WCMC WCPA mandate and governance documents Photo: IUCN

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