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Rich in biodiversity: U Minh Thuong National Park. © Sharon Brown

World Ranger Day 2017 - multimedia feature

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  • Parc National de La Réunion Photo: Parc National de La Réunion

    Le Parc national de La Réunion, un bien patrimoine mondial lieu de nouvelles découvertes


    Etabli en 2007, le territoire du Parc national de La Réunion est inscrit en 2010 sur la liste du Patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco au titre de : « Pitons, Cirques et Remparts de l’île de La Réunion. » sur 2 critères à savoir : Paysage et biodiversité...

  • Double Turtle Photo: Thomas Vignaud

    Blue Finance builds an alliance to monetise and more effectively protect Marine Protected Areas


    A key obstacle to effectively managing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is a lack of economic resources, but at the Oriental Mindoro MPA in the Philippines, a consortium of dedicated partners is turning one of the world`s most productive ecosystems into a...

  • small hippo standing on top of adult hippo in water Photo: IUCN / Corbett Nash

    Renaissance d'une aire protégée en République Démocratique du Congo


    Aire protégée de catégorie V et VI, le Domaine de Chasse et Réserve à Hippopotame de Mangaï en RDC dispose d’un nouveau plan d’aménagement et de gestion grâce à la conduite d’un processus participatif et inclusif approfondi.

  • Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Botswana Okavango Delta World Heritage Site, Botswana Photo: Bastian Bertzky

    IUCN report shines light on Africa’s natural wonders and identifies potential new World Heritage sites


    A new IUCN report aiming to assist African countries in World Heritage conservation identifies 20 remarkable nature areas across Africa that could potentially qualify for World Heritage status. It also provides for the first time a summary of the conservation...

  • IUCN Statement Photo: IUCN

    IUCN deplores the brutal killing of 17 people in Virunga National Park


    IUCN is deeply shocked by the tragic loss of 12 park rangers, a staff driver and four civilians close to Virunga National Park, following an attack by armed militia on 24 April. One of the world’s most biodiversity-rich areas and home to the last remaining...

  • Celsa Ortiz, a ranger with her community in Yanesha Communal Reserve, Peru Celsa Ortiz, a ranger with her community in Yanesha Communal Reserve, Peru Photo: Celsa Ortiz

    Green Solidarity


    A new wave of IUCN Green List commitments in the Amazon to help COVID recovery for rural and indigenous communities and their vital ecosystems.

  • Urban park Photo: CC0 Public Domain/Pixabay

    COVID-19 International Park Managers Expert Panel


    On 3rd April, members of IUCN and WCPA participated in an on-line international panel discussion with park and protected area managers from around the world to have a high level dialogue on the response to the COVID-19 health situation. ...

  • Ranger RPPN Sesc Pantanal Photo: Luciana Tancredo

    Frontier Diaries: nature in a time of COVID-19


    Building a network of local contributors and grassroots storytellers, and involve our global audience in guiding us and sending us footage and information about what is happening all across the protected areas community.

  • Global Biodiversity Framework Workshop April 2020 Photo: German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation

    What works, works! Measuring the quality and effectiveness of protected and conserved areas


    Consultations toward the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework are well under way, and Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are engaged in understanding what progress has occurred during the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity through the...

  • Protected Area Governance and Management Photo: ANU Press

    IUCN’s Protected Area Governance and Management book achieves 100,000 downloads


    Within five years of its launch, the English version of IUCN’s Protected Area Governance and Management compendium textbook has reached the remarkable statistic of 100,000 downloads across 87 countries. This milestone has been made possible through IUCN...


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