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Ignace Schops in the National Park Hoge Kempen

A leading voice on protected areas at a crucial time for Europe

Interview with Ignace Schops, President of EUROPARC Federation. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Interview

Merab Matchavariani, National Forestry Consultant for FLEG II program in Georgia, at right, discusses forest management in the Tusheti Protected Landscape with a ranger from the Sachagmo gorge in Tusheti (at left) and the director of Tusheti Protected Landscape Administration (center).

Home at Last: Tusheti Protected Landscape Officially Under Local Control

For the first time since before the Soviet era, local officials can manage and protect the forest based on local needs …  

14 Oct 2014 | Article

Discussion with the representative of the European Commission, Philippe Mayaux, at the BIOPAMA meeting, Brazzaville, Congo, 10-11 October 2014

Launch of Regional Observatory for Biodiversity and Protected Areas in Central Africa

Brazzaville, Republic of Congo – The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA), has launched a regional Observatory for biodiversity and protected areas in Central Africa, with OFAC (Observatory for Central African Forests) as the host organisation, based in Yaounde, Cameroon. …  

14 Oct 2014 | Media statement

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of severe storms in the Pacific

Oceans and climate change at the forefront as three sailing canoes unite on an important voyage

Pressure increases on the developed world to open its eyes to the realities of climate change, as the Mua Voyage expands to three canoes – sailing on behalf of all Pacific Islanders with the message to the world about ‘Our People, Our Islands, Our Ocean, Our Future’. …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

Sébastien REGNAUT

A new tool aiming at enhancing protected areas management in the Congo Basin

The Observatory for biodiversity and protected areas in Central Africa: Interview with Sébastien Regnaut, Protected Areas Programme Coordinator, IUCN West and Central Africa 

09 Oct 2014 | Interview

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