Protected Areas

Dr. Earle visiting the local school on Ascension Island

Mounting pressure for marine protection

IUCN has teamed up with a coalition of leading marine conservation organisations to urge the British Government to safeguard the maritime zones of the UK’s overseas territories by creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world. …  

20 Feb 2015 | News story

Masai Mara National Park

Mission: supporting development through biodiversity conservation

The European Union is the biggest contributor to biodiversity finance in developing countries, and with the designation of 2015 as the “European Year for Development”, the achievements of the European Union’s global action in the field of conservation will be in the spotlight. Some of these results were showcased recently at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, through the participation of EU-supported protected areas initiatives such as BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme). …  

09 Jan 2015 | News story

Tree Kangaroo

SOS at World Parks Congress

It’s late Monday evening at the World Parks Congress and there is a party booming outside on the lawn. Despite the late hour, upstairs in Hall 2, Pod North is crammed with people. Organised by SOS – Save Our Species, this event featured a selection of grantees presenting on their work.   …  

23 Dec 2014 | News story

Miguel Alamilla, manager of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve explains the reserve management scheme at the BIOPAMA Learning Exchange for Junior MPA managers (Feb 2014, Belize)

Call for participants: Caribbean training for trainers 2015

The 11th edition of the Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management (CaMPAM) Training of Trainers on Marine Protected Area Management regional course will take place from 16 to 25 February 2015 in Grenada. The EU-funded BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme is collaborating with the UNEP-CEP/SPAW CaMPAM Network and the Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Network (ECMMAN) project to deliver this course, and the Grenada Fisheries Division will provide local support to facilitate the training. …  

19 Dec 2014 | News story

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

Widodo Ramono receives Packard Award

Widodo Ramono receives IUCN/WCPA Fred M. Packard Award

SOS congratulates Mr. Widodo Ramono for receiving the IUCN/WCPA Fred M. Packard Award for his long dedication and inspirational leadership in preventing Sumatran and Javan rhinos from extinction 

02 Dec 2014 | News story

Mua Voyage video screenshot

Mua Voyage video at World Parks Congress

A short video highlighting the Mua Voyage's message on ocean protection and climate change received a standing ovation when it was shown at the opening plenary of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. …  

26 Nov 2014 | News story

Nick Cox, BIOPAMA Programme Manager, at the launch of the Protected Area Governance and Management Book

The world of protected areas in one book

Capacity development is a key BIOPAMA contribution being highlighted at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014,  and the Protected Area Governance and Management Book is one of the concrete outputs of the BIOPAMA support for protected areas capacity development. …  

17 Nov 2014 | News story

Coral reef survey

'Game-changing visual record' of Great Barrier Reef published

IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney, November 14 2014 - The Catlin Seaview Survey, in which IUCN is a partner, announced today that a complete visual and data record from its expeditions along the Great Barrier Reef is now available to anyone to use through the Catlin Global Reef Record. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, and President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, signing a cooperative agreement to conserve the Phoenix Ocean Arc

Strengthened cooperative management for Phoenix Ocean Arc

Seascape-level conservation efforts in the Pacific have received a major boost with the signing of a cooperation arrangement between the Republic of Kiribati and the United States of America. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

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This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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