Protected Areas

European Day of Parks

European Day of Parks

"See the sky, touch a tree, feel the air and find yourself! Europe’s natural parks – a living health spa for stress fatigued Europeans." This event, organized by EUROPARC, takes place on 24th May 2012 in more than 50 parks in 20 countries. …  

21 May 2012 | News story
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SOS, PRCF, Vietnam, François Langur, 2011A-020, 11A-20-01B

SOS - Save Our Species: New call for proposals open!

The second SOS Call for Proposals has just opened. Non-governmental organisations (including IUCN members), community groups, and other civil society organisations are welcome to apply for an SOS grant for one of the following Strategic Directions: …  

08 May 2012 | News story

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Gestion des aires protégées : les récipiendaires reçoivent leur diplôme d’Université

Le Programme régional aires protégées (PAPACO) de l’UICN-PACO et l’Université Senghor d’Alexandrie ont mis en place une formation (Diplôme d’Université) de courte durée sur le « Renforcement des Compétences en Gestion des Aires Protégées » (DU RC-GAP). …  

08 May 2012 | News story

Wild Wonders of Europe - wolf

Rewilding in Europe through biosphere reserves

Europe is currently in the middle of an exceptional wildlife comeback boom due to large-scale abandonment of farmland. This phenomenon is particularly notable in the continent’s mountainous areas, which are running wild with robust, resilient nature. The time has never been more ripe for the conservation of biodiversity in Europe.   …  

04 May 2012 | News story
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Lone hiker on Redcliff Beach in Yuraygir National Park, Australia

Nominate a protected area champion today!

Deadline for nominations is 15 June 2012.   …   | French

26 Apr 2012 | News story
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Kenton R. Miller Award

Support conservation innovation with a Kenton Miller Award nomination now

The deadline for nominations is 8 June 2012. …  

25 Apr 2012 | News story
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Hornet

Top global platform on biodiversity and its benefits established

After several years of international negotiations, the final operational design of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was agreed upon during the Second Plenary Session to build IPBES held in Panama City, Panama, from 16-21 April 2012. …  

24 Apr 2012 | News story

Toborochi, Chaco Paraguayo

Áreas protegidas en El Chaco sudamericano y cambio climático

Taller regional de municipios y cambio climático …  

20 Apr 2012 | News story
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Tigers, SOS, SMART

Progress towards better governance of Protected Areas

In the in-depth review of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and IUCN WCPA identified a lack of progress on Element 2 on Governance, Participation, Equity and Benefit Sharing. …  

19 Apr 2012 | News story
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Jebel Zaghouan National Park

Mobilizing local partners for Eco-tourism in Tunisia

As part of a project led by IUCN-Med and funded by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) for the establishment of an eco-tourism plan in two pilot protected areas in North Africa (Morocco and Tunisia), a 2nd field visit took place in Tunisia during the last week of March. …  

16 Apr 2012 | News story


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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