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  • Quebec Quebec in fall Photo: Quebec

    Québec begins the Green List journey – get involved!

    04.12.2019

    Apply to be an EAGL member. Help adapt the global standard and evaluate the pioneering protected and conserved area candidates!

  • Members of the Expert Assessment Group for the Green List (EAGL) for the Republic of South Korea at their training in Seoul Members of the Expert Assessment Group for the Green List (EAGL) for the Republic of South Korea at their training in Seoul Photo: Deviah Aiama/IUCN

    Nine new EAGLs hatch in South Korea

    04.12.2019

    Nine conservationists with diverse expertise, on protected area and biodiversity governance and management effectiveness, became part of the newly formed EAGL (Expert Assessment Group for the Green List) for Korea. South Korea was involved in the pilot...

  • Rio Convention of UN Biodiversity Conference Rio Convention of UN Biodiversity Conference (http://enb.iisd.org/biodiv/cop14/riopavilion/22nov.html) Photo: Photo by IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis

    Parks Journal, Issue 25.2

    04.12.2019

    Issue 25.2 of PARKS opens with an Editorial Essay on behalf of the Global Partnership on Aichi Target 11. The paper reviews progress towards this component of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Strategic Plan.

  • Guidelines for applying  the IUCN protected area management categories to marine protected areas IUCN protected area management categories and marine protected areas Photo: IUCN/WCPA

    Revised IUCN guidelines demystify and clarify protected area categories for marine areas

    03.12.2019

    The IUCN guidelines that define a protected area are the foundation for the standards by which protected areas truly become protected. Our new publication explains this subject as it applies to marine areas, seemingly misunderstood in the past.

  • Opening of the symposium Photo: Minsun Kim, IUCN Asia

    APAP emphasizes regional collaboration to strengthen transboundary protected areas management

    30.11.2019

    The Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) was highlighted as a model for regional collaboration for biodiversity conservation during the ‘’International Symposium on Cross-boundary Cooperation for Biodiversity Conservation in Asia Under Global Change’’ held...

  • Ms Minsum Kim presents a summary of the recent APAP technical workshop Photo: IUCN Asia

    Innovative solutions for protected areas promoted at Asia’s largest conservation forum

    29.11.2019

    As part of the 7th IUCN Asia Regional Conservation Forum held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 6-8 November 2019, the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) presented its achievements, priorities and opportunities during a side event organised by IUCN Asia and...

  • Participants gather for a group picture Photo: IUCN Asia

    APAP explores opportunities to contribute to global agendas

    29.11.2019

    The 5th Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) Steering Committee meeting, held in Bangkok on 24 and 25 July 2019, reaffirmed that the Partnership is continuing to make significant headway, not just at the regional level, but in the global arena as well....

  • VNFOREST and DNP logos Photo: IUCN Asia

    APAP welcomes two new Country Members

    29.11.2019

    The Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) has welcomed two new Members since June 2019: the Department of Protected Forest Management (DPFM) under the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant...

  • Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, India Photo: IUCN / Remco van Merm

    Experts call attention to the key role of World Heritage in meeting biodiversity objectives

    28.11.2019

    Experts convened by IUCN have issued a statement on how World Heritage contributes to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This includes recommendations specific to World Heritage and its relevance to biodiversity. Negotiations to develop the...

  • Recognising and reporting other effective area-based conservation measures Recognising and reporting other effective area-based conservation measures Photo: IUCN

    IUCN publishes new guidance on "recognising, reporting and supporting ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’"

    27.11.2019

    The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas today released guidelines for ‘recognising and reporting other effective area-based conservation measures’ (OECMs) at the 24th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific...

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