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  • Catarata dos Couros, Chapada dos Veadeiros NP

    Governance of Protected Areas and Urban Protected Areas Best Practice Guidelines available in Portuguese


    Two key publications from the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series, Governance of Protected Areas, and Urban Protected Areas, have been translated into Portuguese, with the support of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit...

  • 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.

    Conservation policy in the spotlight


    In her pursuit to build effective conservation policy and management, Martine Maron from the University of Queensland, Australia is currently researching compensatory conservation and the controversial example of ...

  • Golden Snub Nosed Monkey, Hubei Shennongjia, China

    Three priorities for China's national park programme


    With the introduction on 26 September of its comprehensive programme, China’s national park system enters its implementation phase. This raises questions about what kind of park is being established, who will manage it and how ordinary people will benefit.

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