Traditional management approaches have been based on understanding the relationship between natural resources and communities
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The Map Viewer in the Fire Tool. This is an interactive map where the user can select different periods of time and fire products to download for each protected area.

On-line Tool to Monitor Fires in Protected Areas

The Joint Research Center of the European Commission (EC-JRC) developed a Fire Monitoring Tool for the world's protected areas to support park managers in their decision making and monitoring activity. The same system will be built-in integrated into the the Regional Reference Information System of the BIOPAMA programme. …  

31 Oct 2014 | Fact sheet

Pancratium maritimum, Important plant for Long Beach, Ulicnj (Montenegro)

Conserving wild plants and habitats for people across the Mediterranean

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and Plantlife International are beginning a new project to further the conservation of wild plants and their habitats in the South and East Mediterranean. The project “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean (IPA-Med)” has been launched today at the kick off workshop held in Montenegro.   | Spanish

30 Oct 2014 | News story

Arakwal swans

Become a reviewer for the IUCN Green List to be launched shortly

As the launch of the new IUCN Green List of Protected Areas in Sydney fast approaches, IUCN is looking for expert volunteers to help maintain the integrity and credibility of the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas process over the next two years. The first set of IUCN Green Listed Protected Areas will be revealed at the IUCN World Parks Congress and all those that have made the commitment to work towards a new global standard will be recognised. …  

30 Oct 2014 | Article

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Wearing the mark of ancestral beings

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, World Heritage site, Australia …  

29 Oct 2014 | Fact sheet

Stefan Leiner, Head of the Nature Unit, European Commission Directorate General for the Environment

The power of partnerships

Interview with Stefan Leiner, Head of the Nature Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment. …  

29 Oct 2014 | Article

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