North America

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “North America” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote...
The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea. Conserving nature is essential for the future of...
At an affiliate event in San Francisco, IUCN and partners showcase how investing in nature builds human resilience
Building Resilience Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow, an event hosted by the UN A2R Climate Resilience Initiative, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, ICF, and BSR on September 11 at the Global Climate...
The IUCN Green List User Manual The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas programme guidance can be found in the IUCN Green List User Manual, which describes the procedures that entities...
At the heart of the IUCN Green List Programme is a globally applicable Standard. It provides an international benchmark for quality that motivates...
The IUCN Green List Standard The objective of the Standard is: To encourage protected and conserved areas to measure, improve and maintain their performance through globally consistent criteria...
Gender equality and equity are matters of fundamental human rights and social justice, as well as a pre-condition for sustainable development. IUCN is committed to furthering gender equality and...
The Washington D.C. Office is an outpost of IUCN headquarters in Gland, Switzerland, and houses core regional activities (i.e. those directly related to Members, partners, and policy initiatives in...
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...
Advancing the effort to add California’s marine protected area network to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List of...
Drawn from a pool of extremely qualified applicants (through an open public call), these 17 individuals represent the voices of key California ocean stakeholders from a diverse array of sectors...
CEESP News - by Kamaljit K. Sangha; Research Fellow, Charles Darwin University, Australia Indigenous and local peoples’ connections with nature are...
Photos of the sacred landscape of Namo Buddha: (a) Hill top showing important shrines including modern monasteries, (b) The oldest Namo Buddha stupa (tomb) where Prince’s bones were buried, (c)...
The IUCN World Heritage Panel recently gathered in Gland, Switzerland to review eight natural areas nominated for potential inscription on the World...
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the official advisor on nature under the World Heritage Convention, and makes recommendations to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on...
1-10 September 2016: World Conservation Congress
More than 10,000 participants gathered from across the globe for IUCN’s 6th World Conservation Congress in Honolulu (USA) from 1-10 September 2016. Under the theme “Planet at the Crossroads”, IUCN...
CEESP News - Dr. Helen Schneider, Flora and Fauna International I’ve always found something slightly unsettling about visiting a place with a long...
A kupe'e (wristlet) woven by a member of the Hawaii contingent. Photo: Laurel Chun This event was billed as a “unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on local communities around the world, how they...

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