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  • Blue Hole in Belize

    Governance Diversity for Belize

    26.04.2017

    Based on the PARKS 23.1 paper A Governance Spectrum: Protected Areas in Belize.  Belize is one of the smallest non-island states in the Americas, but a leader in protected areas designation and governance. Belize is one of only a dozen...

  • Local boys play in mangrove plantations close to their home in Thailand

    Working together to build MPAs for long-term marine resources management

    26.04.2017

    Our oceans and wetlands are crucial for our survival. Mangrove forests sequester massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and protect coastal communities from cyclone storm surges, while coastal wetlands and coral reefs provide breeding and...

  • Bantu Lukambo and Josué Kambasu Mukura

    In one of the most dangerous regions on the planet, two heroes inspire their communities

    25.04.2017

    Beyond conservation science, World Heritage is driven by human motivations such as pride, and passion. Bantu Lukambo and Josué Kambasu Mukura were recognised at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress as Heritage Heroes for their outstanding contribution to...

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