Latest Protected Area News
Over a dozen members of IUCN CEC contributed to the new book Young people, education, and sustainable development: Exploring principles, perspectives, and praxis. The book offers a global perspective on education initiatives by and for young people that promote a transition to sustainability. It includes 38 essays co-authored by 68 contributors from 25 nations.
09 Aug 2009 | News story
Bright ideas, like the colors of textiles woven in Ecuador, combined to create new plans for collaborative action by two IUCN Commissions during a joint meeting of their Steering Committees two hours outside Quito. Each Commission met separately on its 2009-2012 agenda, and then worked together to propose mutual areas for action. Two reports summarize the findings of this May 2009 meeting of CEC, the Commission on Education and Communication, and WCPA, the World Commission on Protected Areas. …
09 Aug 2009 | News story
Bonn, July 13-16.
Twenty-four experts from all parts of the world gathered in Bonn for a 4-day workshop to review progress made so far in the preparation of Guidelines for Protected Area Legislation, a project carried out by the ELC in partnership with CEL and WCPA. The meeting's main task was to consider the third draft of the Guidelines, as well as the twelve case studies which have been developed to accompany it. …
Among the different marine areas of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alboran Sea represents a unique element given its ecological wealth, due to its blend of Atlantic and Mediterranean marine biodiversity, its socioeconomic importance, and its geopolitical location between Europe and Africa. The adequate management of this space, and in particular the conservation of certain areas, is essential for the three bordering countries of the Alboran Sea: Algeria, Morocco, and Spain. … | French | Spanish
05 Aug 2009 | News story
IUCN had special visitors at its Headquarters on Tuesday morning! Four representatives from the indigenous Suruí people of Mato Grosso state in the Brazilian Amazon are participating in the Paléo Music Festival in Switzerland and visited us to share their stories regarding ongoing conservation activities carried out on their lands. … | Spanish | Spanish
22 Jul 2009 | News story
Climate change has spurred an unprecedented demand for information about our changing planet. Decision makers need timely, accurate, scientifically sound and relevant information. IUCN CEC Chair Keith Wheeler will moderate one of several high-powered panels on this issue at a Washington D.C. forum on July 30, 2009. Panel topics include private sector opportunity; Earth Observations and how to deliver information about carbon and oceans; managing risk and guiding climate change adaptation; and financing the environmental information revolution.
16 Jul 2009 | News story
IUCN’s Global Marine Programme and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Marine are delighted to announce that they have been appointed by Dr. Sylvia Earle as technical advisors on her 2009 TED Prize wish - “to protect the blue heart of the planet.” …
13 Jul 2009 | News story
At this year’s meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Seville, Spain, two new natural sites were added to the World Heritage List, following the advice of IUCN. Another 11 cultural sites were added to the prestigous list of the most valuable places on Earth. …
01 Jul 2009 | News story
26 Jun 2009 | International news release