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Reaching global conservation goals - focus on the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

             

 

Nigel - one of the locals - playing the didgeridoo

Arakwal awarded Green List honour

Dulcie Nicholls, elder of the Byron Bay Arakwal people, reached out her hand and embraced a delegation from IUCN to her home. The didgeridoo thundered into action and the New South Wales air was filled with a riot of energy and colour - a typically passionate display of cultural heritage as the spiritual connection was made. …  

18 Dec 2014 | Article

Luigi Eybrecht has been awarded with the  Jane Goodall Hope and Inspiration Ranger Award.

Nature's heroes rewarded for work in conservation

The IUCN’S World Commission on Protected Areas and the International Ranger Federation recognised the courageous work of rangers and protected area workers from all corners of the globe at an emotional awards ceremony at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article

Diver in Marae Moana (Cook Islands Marine Park)

Future challenges for large marine protected areas in the Pacific highlighted at World Parks Congress

As the Pacific Islands region continues to lead the way in creating large marine protected areas, the World Parks Congress has delivered a wake-up call to the rest of the world that the Pacific will require help to manage these massive areas of global importance. …  

07 Dec 2014 | News story

Publicación La Cordillera del Cóndor a dos voces.

Latin American and Caribbean countries and regional programmes launch initiative 20x20 to restore 20 million hectares of land

Initiative 20x20 brings together national and regional commitments plus US$ 365 million of private finance to restore forests and ecosystems, reduce poverty and improve agricultural productivity. …   | Spanish

07 Dec 2014 | News story

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