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Story | 20 Mar, 2023
In memoriam: Dr Kathy MacKinnon
It is with enormous sadness that IUCN and the World Commission on Protected Areas announce the sudden passing of Kathy MacKinnon, a stalwart of protected areas and of conservation globally.
Press release | 15 Mar, 2023
Vjosa, one of our last wild rivers, becomes Europe's first Wild River National Park
Today, the Vjosa River in Albania, one of the last wild rivers of Europe is declared a National Park by the Albanian Government, becoming the first Wild River National Park in Europe. In future, the Vjosa will be conserved as a living, free-flowing river, to the benefit of people and nature.…
Story | 14 Mar, 2023
Envisioning the implementation of the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas until 2030
The new GBMF-IUCN multi-year partnership for the Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas will be presented during a three-day workshop in Malaga, Spain.
Story | 23 Feb, 2023
Aiuta le aree protette in Italia a promuovere una più efficace conservazione della biodiversità
Diventa esperto valutatore per la Green List dell’IUCN in Italia. Cerchiamo profili con esperienza professionale di gestione e conservazione nelle aree protette pubbliche o private. I giovani professionisti sono invitati a candidarsi.
Blog | 17 Feb, 2023
A voice from the 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5), co-hosted by IUCN
IMPAC5 has provided a unique opportunity for the global ocean community to convene and transform the Kunming-Montreal Framework from bold ambition to action, with youth and indigenous voices front and centre.
Press release | 06 Feb, 2023
Outstanding conservationists honoured by IUCN
Vancouver, Canada, 6 February 2023 (IUCN) – IUCN and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) honoured three outstanding conservationists at the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress in Vancouver today. Dr Eleanor Sterling and…
International Marine Protected Areas Congress, (IMPAC5) IUCN events
Join us in Vancouver, Canada for the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5), a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas.
IUCN Statement | 19 Dec, 2022
IUCN welcomes Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework as an important step towards addressing the nature crisis
IUCN welcomes the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which was adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) in Montreal, Canada on 19 December 2022 after four long years of negotiations. We congratulate the Chinese Presidency, Canadian hosts and the CBD secretariat for their…
Press release | 13 Dec, 2022
16 protected and conserved areas in China, France, Mexico, Peru and Zambia achieve IUCN Green List Status
Montreal, Canada, 12 December 2022 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 16 new sites in China, France, Mexico, Peru and Zambia to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, the global standard recognising well governed and effectively…
Inclusive and Effective Implementation of Draft Target 3: Lessons Learnt from Past Country Experiences
This side event brings together several countries supported by the GEF that are starting inclusive and effective protected area and OECM planning processes. During the event, they will share their past experiences and future plans.