Protected Areas

IUCN Green List areas

Discover the sites on the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas!

New sites have been included on the IUCN Green List on 24 November 2018, for the first time since the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress, IUCN’s landmark event on protected areas. Discover these sites below.

Sites on the IUCN Green List are certified as being effectively managed and fairly governed, with long-term positive impact on people and nature. Every five years, they are evaluated against a set of demanding criteria defined by the IUCN Green List Standard. These criteria include the quality of protection of natural values and the effectiveness of actions against threats.

Click on the links below to learn more about the sites on Protected Planet, the World Database on Protected Areas.

15 new sites listed in 2018

(Alphabetical order, by country and site)


Sites listed in 2014





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