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    BIOPAMA

    The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme aims to improve  the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, in protected areas and surrounding communities.

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    The IUCN Green List

    The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote effective, equitable and successful protected areas in all partner countries and jurisdictions. In line with IUCN’s core mission of ‘A just world that values and conserves nature’ the aim of the IUCN Green List Programme is to improve the contribution that equitably governed and effectively managed protected areas make to sustainable development through the conservation of nature and provision of associated social, economic, cultural, and spiritual values.

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    PANORAMA - Solutions for a Healthy Planet

     

    Explore applied protected area solutions from around the globe!

    PANORAMA is a partnership promoting examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and development topics, to enable cross-sectoral learning and upscaling of successes. Read more about IUCN's engagement in PANORAMA.  

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    MOOCs and protected areas capacity building

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now an undeniable part of the education landscape and a revolutionary opportunity for everyone across the world with an Internet connection to access free courses and to receive a certificate or academic credits. The IUCN Papaco MOOCs on 'protected areas management' and 'ecological monitoring' have cumulated a number of 12,700 registrations so far from more than 120 countries. Two more MOOCS have just started, on 'law enforcement in protected areas', and 'species conservation' in African protected areas. Read more about the origins, the participants, and success rates of IUCN Papaco's MOOCs to date.

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  • IUCN Working Group on National Committee Development in Europe, North and Central Asia meeting participants April 2018 Photo: IUCN

    CEC work and #NatureForAll were presented and discussed at the meeting of the IUCN WGNCD

    24.04.2018

    IUCN WGNCD (Working Group on National Committee Development in Europe, North and Central Asia) Developing synergies among Members, Commissions and Secretariat were among the major topics at the meeting of the IUCN Working Group on National Committee...

  • Booted Eagle Booted Eagle Photo: Shouf Biosphere Reserve

    The wonders of Shouf Biosphere Reserve, Lebanon

    23.04.2018

    Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, accounting for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon, was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in July 2005. Covering approximately 50,000 hectares - or 5% of the total area of Lebanon, the...

  • The first permanent Eco-acoustic Theatre - Naturama, Denmark The first permanent Eco-acoustic Theatre - Naturama, Denmark  Photo: Alex d’Emilia

    A temple to experience the hidden breath of our protected planet

    23.04.2018

    Fragments of Extinction, a long-term environmental sound-art and science dissemination project, was hosted at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 in Hawai‘i at the Protected Planet pavilion. The project records 24-hour sound portraits of the oldest...

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