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The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) is a multi-institutional programme of work involving BirdLife International, Conservation International, IUCN, and UNEP-WCMC.  Purpose ...
The 2nd Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law will take place in Santiago (Chile) from 4-6 September, 2017. WCEL is honored to...
Objectives of this second Congress are to promote debate on the state, challenges, opportunities, and trends of environmental law in the Americas in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...
On 18 July forty participants in the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development attended presentations on how renewable energy systems...
More than 170 States have established renewable energy targets, and 150 are revising their national legislation and administrative systems to further innovative investment and installation of...
SULi North America aims to support and advance SULi's mission at the continental level, while facilitating communication between members. We...
  Activities and Publications The North American Wild Harvest Initiative Examining the role of recreational hunting and angling in food security, nutrition, land management, and...
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the ‘IUCN Green List Standard’) is a new global standard for protected areas in the 21st...
Latest news!​ Measuring sustainable tourism and the IUCN Green List at the 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism (July 2017) Recognising and Inspiring Conservation...
Biodiversity offsets discussion
Who we are Since its creation in 1948, IUCN has been engaging business to help conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and...
Hawai'i Conservation Conference Honolulu 2017
The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference convened from 18-20 July 2017 in Honolulu (USA). Meeting at the same venue that hosted the 2016 IUCN World...
Denise Antolini, WCEL Deputy Chair, participated in the 24th Annual Hawai’i Conservation Conference in Honolulu on 18-20 July where she was a panelist is a discussion on the Hawai’i Commitments...
Find in the table below the date and links to the reports of the meetings of the various task forces:
Task Force Meeting date Meeting location Meeting Ref. Link to report   Noise Task Force  planned for November 2017 Netherlands ...
Named for Dr Kenton R. Miller, one of the leading figures in international protected area conservation, the award honours innovation in protected...
“This year the Kenton Miller Award will be conferred for innovation in marine protected areas. The nominations we received were of very high quality” says Dr Kathy MacKinnon, Chair of the WCPA. “It...
Sanjiangyuan National Park,  Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
The IUCN WCPA Mountains Specialist Group facilitates the enhanced conservation, effective management and adequate protection of mountain protected...
Specialist Group Leader Peter JACOBS Co-chairs: Linda McMillan, Patrizia Rossi, Fausto Sarmiento, Mike Tollefson and Gillian Anderson​ Senior Advisor:...
A Soliga paying his obeisance at a Devaru site in the temple and wildlife reserve.
Structures such as a cluster of stones, in this case, and an unusually shaped tree are accorded sacred status and worshipped.
THE IUCN WCPA Cultural and Spiritual Values Specialist Group work on all aspects of cultural and spiritual values that promote the protection of the...
Specialist Group Co-leaders: Bas VERSCHUUREN Edwin BERNBAUM The cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved...
Pronghorn antelope in western Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park pronghorn migration, this herd of 400 pronghorn form the longest land mammal migration in the USA.
IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group links landscapes, reducing fragmentation and enabling migratory flows essential to a...
Specialist Group Leader  Gary Tabor Senior Adviser  Graeme Worboys IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group...

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