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    Azerbaijan to create the first Marine Protected Area in the Caspian Sea

    Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water on the planet. The new MPA will seek to protect six significant marine species on the brink of extinction, including the Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon.

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    MOOCs and protected areas capacity building

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now an undeniable part of the education landscape and a revolutionary opportunity for everyone across the world with an Internet connection to access free courses and to receive a certificate or academic credits. The IUCN Papaco MOOCs on 'protected areas management' and 'ecological monitoring' have cumulated a number of 12,700 registrations so far from more than 120 countries. Two more MOOCS have just started, on 'law enforcement in protected areas', and 'species conservation' in African protected areas. Read more about the origins, the participants, and success rates of IUCN Papaco's MOOCs to date.

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  • from left to right Professor Dale Webber, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research at the UWI, Ms. Viviana Sanchez, acting IUCN Regional Director for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, Mr. Edmund Jackson, Environment and Climate Chang Photo: BIOPAMA

    15 Caribbean countries to benefit from partnership for people and biodiversity


    6 March 2018. Kingston, Jamaica -- The University of the West Indies (UWI) and IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, have renewed a five-year collaboration supporting Caribbean...

  • Aquatic training in Kenya Photo: Kenya Wildlife Service

    Exciting times ahead for PANORAMA - Solutions for a Healthy Planet


    Representatives of all five PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet partner organisations (GIZ, IUCN, UN Environment, GRID-Arendal, Rare) came together in Eschborn, Germany for the initiative’s second steering group meeting. The meeting was an...

  • Green List workshop in Kenya Green List workshop in Kenya Photo: Jennifer Kelleher/IUCN

    Protected area governance, equity and the Green List in Kenya


    An IUCN Green List workshop was co-organised by IUCN PAPACO and the IUCN Green List team in Kenya and held at the IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) in Nairobi, Kenya, bringing together key actors in conservation in Kenya including the...

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