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



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Indonesia commits to quality of its growing marine protected area network

This week the Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Sharif C. Sutardjo, officially opened a joint IUCN and Coral Triangle Center training event on marine protected area governance. Supported by IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme through the Blue Solutions project partnership, the focus on marine protected area governance builds on the recent success stories in effectively protecting coastal and marine resources across many of Indonesia’s 7,000 islands. …  

18 Sep 2014 | Article

Nick de Goede

Nick de Goede: leading the way for transfrontier conservation areas in Southern Africa

Nick de Goede is the Park Manager for /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (ARTP), on the Republic of South Africa side. He is one of the champions working in African protected areas that the IUCN Programme on African Protected Areas and Conservation, in collaboration with BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme), AFD (French Agency for Development) and FIBA (Fondation international pour le Banc d’Arguin), is supporting to deliver the African messages at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. …  

15 Sep 2014 | Interview

Ray in Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati

Launch of Pacific regional observatory for protected areas and biodiversity

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is pleased to announce the commencement of an important new partnership that will see the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as the host organization for the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity in the Pacific Islands region. …  

10 Sep 2014 | News story

Mieke van der Wansem explaining negotiation theory at BIOPAMA training (South Africa, 19-21 August 2014)

Call for applications – negotiation skills training for resolving conflicts in and around protected areas in Eastern and Southern Africa

BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme), in collaboration with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation, is offering training on stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills, using the Mutual Gains Approach, to support efforts to better secure protected areas and key biodiversity areas in the Eastern and Southern African region. …  

08 Sep 2014 | News story

Mine dump in Southern Joburg

Southern African States agree common approach for extractive industries to consider biodiversity

Johannesburg, South Africa. A regional meeting hosted by the SADC Secretariat (Southern Africa Development Community) developed the framework for the first best practice guidelines aiming to facilitate biodiversity conservation during the exploitation of mineral and hydrocarbon resources in the SADC Region. The workshop was convened in collaboration with the EU-funded Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Pan-African Protected Areas Conservation Programme, in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 2-4 September 2014. …  

04 Sep 2014 | Media statement

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