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    IUCN prepares for a new wave of ‘Green List’ conservation success

    On the third anniversary of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 and the ‘Promise of Sydney’ commitments, the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas (the IUCN Green List) has achieved an important milestone. The IUCN Council – the principal governing body for the Union – has formally approved the IUCN Green List Standard and mandated its further implementation by IUCN and members, worldwide.

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    PANORAMA-Solutions for a Healthy Planet launches new "Agriculture and Biodiversity" theme at UNFCCC COP23

     

    The initiative “PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet” presented its vision and functions in a side event at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.  With more than 90 attendees, "PANORAMA" launched a new thematic community on “Agriculture and Biodiversity”. The global partnership initiative features an innovative knowledge sharing approach in nature conservation and sustainable development linking practitioners across sectors and regions.

     

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    Global shift in Marine Protected Area analysis and reporting

    The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and IUCN have launched the Marine Protected Planet Interactive - the world’s most authoritative and ambitious platform for information about ocean protection. As of September 2017, Marine Protected Areas cover 6.35% of the ocean.

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  • Views from Gorbeia Natural Park, Spain

    Participatory scenario planning

    11.12.2017

    By Ignacio Palomo How can we manage a large protected area system with reduced public funding resources and new challenges arising from multiple drivers of change? This was the question that EUROPARC Spain, an institution that mobilises multiple...

  • Kawésqar communities in Chile have protected their environment for centuries

    The Kawésqar legacy

    29.11.2017

    With governance diversity a key theme in conservation, our inspiring person this month is Carolina Huenucoy, the President of the Kawésqar community of Puerto Eden in patagonian Chile.  Read our interview where she talks about their community...

  • Manta Ray

    Mexicos largest Marine Protected Area: Revillagigedo, the Mexican Galapagos

    29.11.2017

    On 24 November 2017, Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating Mexico's largest marine reserve to date, covering 150,000 square kilometres around the Revillagigedo Archipelago, a volcanic archipelago 240 miles southwest of the...

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