Protected Areas

User manual

The IUCN ‘Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas’ (GLPCA) is a global programme to encourage, achieve and promote effective, equitable and successful protected and conserved areas. To be added to the Green List, protected and conserved areas have to show that they meet the indicators of the GLPCA Standard by means of an independent evaluation.

The IUCN Green List Standard User Manual

The GLPCA Standard is backed by a IUCN Green List User Manual describing the rules and procedures that entities involved in the GLPCA programme have to follow. The provisions of the User Manual are meant to ensure that the processes for evaluation and standard development are transparent, objective, impartial and inclusive. At the same time, the provisions aim to be easy to implement and allow the GLPCA programme to go to scale.


Global Green List community as of September 2017

View the IUCN Green List brochure

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