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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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  • Hike to the wolf house ruins

    Sonoma County’s new approach to the State Parks System

    19.01.2018

    By Pamela Lanier and Jessica Hughes After being run by the government since their creation, facing the threat of being closed down after the Great Recession, Jack London State Historic Park and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma County, California (USA)...

  • Cheetah

    MOOCs and protected areas capacity building – where we stand

    16.01.2018

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now an undeniable part of the education landscape. Their development really started to take off in 2012 and there are now over 7,000 of them mainly from European and North American universities. MOOCs are a...

  • Elephants in Kenya

    An analysis of non-state protected area governance in Kenya

    15.01.2018

    By Phil Franks, IIED IUCN-Papaco and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) conducted a survey of non-State protected areas in Kenya where this type of governance is fairly common. These kinds of governance arrangements deserve...

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