Protected Areas

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Protected Areas” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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IUCN WCPA has a proud tradition of proposing global guidelines to protected area practitioners. For the full list of Best Practice Protected Areas Guidelines Series in the IUCN Library System, click...
We work in partnership to safeguard species and build healthy protected area systems as a foundation for nature and human wellbeing across Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We aim to build capacity...
Reinforcing the efforts, energy, and resources of the partners to reach or surpass Global Biodiversity Target 11 in 2020
The Global Partnership on Aichi Target 11 aims to facilitate the achievement of the target through decentralized implementation of focused actions. It is composed of regional networks of partners,...
WCPA has 13 terrestrial regions. Each is encouraged to develop its own regional programme and a number have developed Regional Action Plans for Protected Areas. However, the possibility of direct...
The WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group has completed the first ever global guidelines for advancing best practices to protect the...
Connectivity conservation is recognised by scientists, policy makers, and practitioners as a comprehensive approach for better protecting nature across terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems...
Strengthening the network of protected areas in North Macedonia
North Macedonia boasts a wealth of biodiversity and ecosystem services due to its unique climatic and geographical conditions. This natural richness is, however, under increasing pressure as the...
Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of North Macedonia is launching the process of evaluating the natural and socio-economic values of the...
Photo: IUCN “Evaluation and consequent preparation of management plans for Lake Ohrid and the Shar Mountains will guide effective management of these sites’...
No.3: Recognising and reporting other effective area-based conservation measures Guidelines on recognising and reporting OECMs Photo: IUCN/WCPA OECMs are an...
Recognizing the interdependency of the three pillars of sustainable development - social, economic and environmental, IUCN’s work in Eastern and Southern Africa underscores the fact that sustainable...
In late 2017, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), IUCN launched an initiative on marine plastics and...
The overall goal of this three-year initiative is that governments and regional bodies within the WIO region promote, enact and enforce legislation and other effective measures that contain and...
The CRCC initiative aims at improving the contribution of ecosystem services to addressing societal challenges arising as a result of climate...
CRCC is doing this by promoting the use of nature as a solution to support integrated approaches to issues such as economic and social development, climate change adaptation, food security, water...
The WIO region lacks coherent systems of governance to support more diverse management of marine and coastal resources. As a result, local-level...
This project, implemented in Mozambique, Seychelles, Kenya and Tanzania, builds on existing experiences and knowledge to enhance socio-ecological resilience and biodiversity conservation by...

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