Setting new priorities for IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme

Comment on IUCN's Global Protected Areas Programme priority document

Deadline 15 November 2011

IUCN GPAP Priorities to 2014 Photo: Trevor Sandwith

Priorities for the Global Protected Areas Programme in the period leading up to the next World Parks Congress in 2014 and in delivering on IUCN’s next Quadrennial Programme are set out below. You are invited to read and comment on these, but more importantly to indicate where you or your organization can partner with IUCN to deliver on this potential.

FIVE linked major programmatic priorities are needed to pursue IUCN’s mission and to align with IUCN’s new business plan and emerging 2013 – 2016 Programme:

  1. Enhance the capacity to effectively manage protected areas systems to conserve biodiversity
  2. Mainstream protected areas as natural solutions to global challenges, including biodiversity loss and climate change
  3. Foster equitable governance of protected area systems
  4. Facilitate the economic role and sustainable financing of protected areas systems
  5. Communicate and advocate the value of protected area systems
Go to top