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  • In the spotlight:

    Keobel Sakuma from Palau presented with the Kenton Miller Award

    Congratulations to Keobel Sakuma from Palau for winning the Kenton Miller Award for innovation in protected area management! Keobel represents the team who developed and established the Palau National Marine Sanctuary Act, making up 100% of Palau’s national marine area.

  • In the spotlight:

    Keobel Sakuma from Palau presented with the Kenton Miller Award

    Congratulations to Keobel Sakuma from Palau for winning the Kenton Miller Award for innovation in protected area management! Keobel represents the team who developed and established the Palau National Marine Sanctuary Act, making up 100% of Palau’s national marine area.

  • In the spotlight:

    Keobel Sakuma from Palau presented with the Kenton Miller Award

    Congratulations to Keobel Sakuma from Palau for winning the Kenton Miller Award for innovation in protected area management! Keobel represents the team who developed and established the Palau National Marine Sanctuary Act, making up 100% of Palau’s national marine area.

  • In the spotlight:

    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.

  • In the spotlight:

    New natural World Heritage sites

    Four outstanding natural areas recommended for inscription by IUCN are among the new sites added to the World Heritage List. These include crucial habitats for iconic plant and animal species, many of them threatened. The inscriptions were approved at the 41st World Heritage Committee meeting in Kraków, Poland.

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