2. Programme implementation
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...
1. Global Standard
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...
IUCN Green List
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...
IUCN Protected Area Publications
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...
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 ...
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:...
World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA)
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...
World Database on Protected Areas
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...
At a glance: meetings and reports
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 ...
Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas
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...
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,...
At a glance: meeting reports
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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