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

             

 

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

Koror, Palau

Pacific Island Community Adaptive Co-management Course 2015: apply now

The Pacific Island Community Adaptive Co-management (PICCC) course will provide participants with the practical knowledge and skills required for the sustainable management of natural resources such as fisheries management and conservation areas and other forms of protected areas such as Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). The EU-funded BIOPAMA programme is a key partner of this regional protected area capacity development initiative and one of the financial supporters of the course. …  

03 Dec 2014 | Article

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

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