Protected Areas


  • Pedro Rosabal, advocate of protected areas Pedro Rosabal, advocate and hero of protected areas Photo: IUCN/Trevor Sandwith

    Pedro Rosabal Gonzalez, unsung hero in a life of protected areas and nature conservation


    Our friend and colleague Pedro Rosabal Gonzalez, who served as Deputy Director of the Global Protected Areas Programme, left IUCN at the end of November 2019 after an extensive period of medical leave. Pedro made his mark on the programme, and was one of...

  • Lionesses in safari lodge Lionesses in safari lodge Photo: Wilderness Safaris

    Creating value in the wildlife economy


    Dr Sue Snyman used studies of southern African protected areas, their tourist facilities, and their communities, to answer questions of why conservation in these African nations makes the wildlife economy valuable (at the Global Wildlife Program annual...

  • Map of EU Overseas (BEST) territories Map of EU Overseas (BEST) territories Photo: BEST

    The EU Overseas size, diversity, and how these giant needs are BEST addressed


    A land mass as big as the entire EU, the largest marine domain on the planet, over 70% of EU species, more than 150 islands, over 20% of the world's coral reefs. This is the EU Overseas. But with great space comes great responsibility. How does BEST (...

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    BIOPAMA webinar: The IUCN Green List of Protected Areas


    If you would like to discuss the best way to ensure the long-term, sustainable success of a committed protected area, please join us in a BIOPAMA webinar on the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas on Wednesday 11th December at 11h30am (GMT+2). 

  • Regulations on a turtle nesting beach, Bay Canh island, Con Dao National Park, Viet Nam Regulations on a turtle nesting beach, Bay Canh island, Con Dao National Park, Viet Nam Photo: IUCN/James Hardcastle

    Assurance for the IUCN Green List sustainability standard is required


    IUCN is now seeking to secure our assurance provider for the Green List through the next quadrennial period, 2020 to 2024. The Assurance Provider would help maintain and deliver a credible and transparent evaluation process and governance framework for the...

  • Turtle science in action Turtle science in action Photo: IUCN/Deviah Aiama

    The IUCN Green List gets down to earth and sea in Malaysia


    On the edge of Tun Mustapha Marine Park - one of Malaysia’s newest and largest marine protected areas and a Green List applicant site - WWF Malaysia, Sabah Parks and IUCN brought together representatives of Green List applicant sites to learn and share...

  • Selous Game Reserve, World Heritage, Tanzania All rivers within Selous Game Reserve belong to the Rufiji system, Tanzania's largest basin Photo: IUCN / Tilman Jaeger

    IUCN-outsourced paper finds no proof Rufiji dam project can meet Tanzania’s development needs


    A strategic environmental assessment meant to guide decisions on the Rufiji hydropower project in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve World Heritage site is completely inadequate, according to an independent technical review commissioned and issued today by IUCN....

  • Representatives of BMU and the PANORAMA partnership shaking hands to celebrate signing of the new project Representatives of BMU and the PANORAMA partnership shaking hands to celebrate signing of the new project. From left to right: Anne Virnig (UNDP), Kathy MacKinnon (Chair, IUCN WCPA), Inka Gnittke (Head of Division for International Cooperation on Biodiversity, BMU), Trevor Sandwith (Director Global Protected Areas Programme, IUCN), Jane Smart (Global Director Biodiversity Conservation Group, IUCN), Janina Heim (BMU) Photo: IUCN/Trevor Sandwith

    German Ministry of Environment cements its commitment to solution sharing in nature conservation


    PANORAMA, the initiative to promote and share “what works” in nature conservation and sustainable development, has received a major new funding commitment, setting it onto the path towards a bright future. Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment,...

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    Find it all in one place. The new “Resources" section in PANORAMA


    The answer to the question of where to find all PANORAMA information bundled in one place? Quite simple: The new Resources section of our website.

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    Le Québec entame un parcours dans la Liste Verte - participez!


    Postulez pour devenir membre de l'EAGL et aidez-nous à adapter le standard mondiale et à évaluer les candidats pionniers potentiels parmi les parcs!


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