Polar Regions

The IUCN ‘Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas’ (GLPCA) is a global programme to encourage, achieve and promote effective, equitable and...
The IUCN Green List Standard User Manual The GLPCA Standard is backed by a IUCN Green List User Manual describing the rules and procedures that entities involved in the GLPCA programme have to...
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...
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!​ View our latest IUCN Green List brochure! (September 2017) Gran Paradiso National Park: Il Parco nella Green list: le motivazioni del riconoscimento (September...
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...
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   IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group TOR 2017-2020 Visit the ...
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:...
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. Protected areas are...
Latest: Marine Protected Planet - September 2017    Update on Global Statistics - December 2016 Protected Planet Report 2016   World Database...
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. It is a joint...
Explore the world's Marine Protected Areas on the Marine Protected Planet Read the latest Protected Planet Report 2016 Visit the Protected Planet website to...
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 ...
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...
Antarctica
IUCN unites its polar and marine work under one programme. Fragile polar ecosystems require urgent attention particularly in the face of expanding human activities including shipping, tourism,...
Find in the table below the links to the meeting reports in English and Russian of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and its preceding...
Meeting  Meeting date  Location Link to report  Отчет на русском языке   WGWAP - 18 Planned for 15 - 17 November 2017...

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