Protected Areas

EXPLORE Solutions

Do you want to learn more about some of the most inspiring approaches to protected area challenges?

Visit the PANORAMA web platform regularly to explore the latest additions to the protected area solutions database, and follow the "PANORAMA Solution of the Week" on Facebook and Twitter with #PANORAMASolutions.

PANORAMA webinar series

Upcoming sessions:

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Past sessions:

  • Gender mainstreaming solutions for protected areas (March 2017)

Sigh up for the PANORAMA webinar: gender mainstreaming solutions for PAsThis PANORAMA webinar showcases gender mainstreaming solutions for protected areas. These solutions demonstrate how women’s participation and inclusion in protected area management and governance contributes to biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and peace-building. Presenters from a range of countries introduced their solutions, explained what made them successful and discussed with the audience.

The webinar was co-hosted by IUCN's Global Protected Areas Programme and the IUCN Global Gender Office, with opening remarks from Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser at IUCN.

View the webinar now or download the presentations.

  •  Transboundary protected area solutions for sustainability and peace (December 2016)

Panorama Transboundary PA Solutions

This PANORAMA webinar showcases transboundary protected area solutions contributing to biodiversity conservation, sustainable social and economic development, and peace-building. Presenters from a range of countries introduce their solutions in the Middle East, Jordan, Israel, Slovenia, and  Italy, and explain what made them successful. The webinar is hosted by IUCN's Global Protected Areas Programme.

View the webinar now or download the presentations.

You can also consult the Solutions In Focus: Transboundary Protected Area Solutions brochure for all transboundary solutions!


  • Island solutions (August 2016)

The 5th PANORAMA webinar showcased island leadership and solutions in oceans and coastal resilience contributing to sustainability in the lead up to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The Micronesia Challenge, the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund and Hawai’i Green Growth/the Aloha+ Challenge served as examples of how political commitment and cross-sectoral  partnerships can be leveraged to build sustainable financing mechanisms for a conservation and sustainable development agenda. The webinar was co-hosted by Blue Solutions (through IUCN) and GLISPA.

View the webinar now! or download the presentations.

  • Engaging young people in protected areas (June 2016) 

A profound connection with nature is made at an early age, therefore it is crucial to foster that connection in children and youth. At the same time, emerging young conservation leaders are creating positive impacts in many protected areas around the world, working in partnership with park agencies, communities and other groups. Learn more about young people being engaged in protected areas through this webinar, which showcases three inspiring solutions from the PANORAMA case study portfolio.

View the webinar now! or download the presentations.

  • Protected Area Tourism - twin webinar (March & April 2016)Lone hiker on Redcliff Beach in Yuraygir National Park, Australia

The tourism business plays a major role in sustaining the global network of protected areas. At the same time, half of all international travellers visit a protected area during their trip. However, the advocates of natural spaces often are concerned about the potential impacts of unsustainable tourism - but when done right, tourism and conservation can greatly benefit from each other.

Presenters from a range of countries introduced their PANORAMA case studies in the webinars, explaining what made them successful and discussed with the audience. The webinars were co-hosted by the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme and the WCPA Tourism Specialist Group.

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  • African Protected Area Solutions to Climate Change (January 2016)Participatory mapping in Madagascar

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