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...
The IUCN Green List Standard The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components concern: • ...
By Pamela Lanier and Jessica Hughes After being run by the government since their creation, facing the threat of being closed down after the Great...
Background In 2011, four years after the Great Recession, the California Parks Department was still struggling. Due to budgetary changes the department was left on shaky ground: the parks remained...
Declining freshwater quality Photo: Rassim Khelifa A recent paper published in Current Biology by Mekonnen and Hoekstra (2018) shows that freshwater ecosystems...
Ali Raza Rizvi Programme Manager, Ecosystem Based Adaptation Ali Raza Rizvi has over 20 years of professional experience in promoting environmental conservation and human well-being. He has been...
From time to time, IUCN together with WCPA and other partners produces books and journal articles on topics related to protected areas. Some of...
The Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological...
Neil CoxManager, Biodiversity Assessment Unit Neil Cox is the Manager of the Biodiversity Assessment Unit, a joint initiative of the IUCN Species Survival Commission and Conservation International's...
Kate BrownCoordinator, Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) A passion for islands and island people are the reasons that Kate Brown loves her job. Kate is from New Zealand (an island country) and...
Carole Saint-LaurentDeputy Director Global Forest and Climate Change Programme Carole Saint-Laurent is Deputy Director of IUCN's Global Forest and Climate Change Programme.  She has also been the...
Functioning globally through IUCN Country Offices (and the Washington D.C. Office), Members, and partners, IUCN promotes the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services as a part of an overall climate...
David Chadwick O'ConnorPermanent Observer of IUCN to the United Nations For the past 12 years, David O'Connor has been Chief of Policy and Analysis of the Division for Sustainable Development of the...
David FreestoneExecutive Secretary, Sargasso Sea Commission           Teresa (Tess) Mackey Marine Research Fellow Tess previously interned with IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP...

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