Traditional management approaches have been based on understanding the relationship between natural resources and communities
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Reaching global conservation goals - focus on the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014



The Samoan voyaging canoe Gaualofa departing Apia, Samoa, as part of the Mua Voyage to the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney

A sea change: new global commitments to oceans and sustainability

As the UN, governments, NGOs and civil society organisations met at the Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York last month, the world seems to be waking up to recognise the critical roles that a healthy environment, and healthy oceans can play in addressing current challenges, including poverty, climate change, food and water security, and disaster risk reduction. …  

08 Oct 2015 | Article

Giant Clam in Vamizi Community Sanctuary, Mozambique

If you want to go far, go together: Community-based conservation in Vamizi Island, Mozambique

The Vamizi Community Sanctuary (CS) is located on the western side of Vamizi Island, covering an area of about 10,000 hectares of reefs, mangroves, sand flats and deeper waters, and extending three miles out to sea. It is one of the most successful examples of a community-managed protected area in East Africa, at less than 10 years old and with measurable benefits. …  

08 Oct 2015 | Article

Anne Walton

Anne Walton, NOAA - A career in marine conservation

Anne Walton has been a leading figure on marine protected area (MPA) issues, in the US and beyond, since the early 1990’s. She was instrumental in building up and leading NOAA’s International MPA Capacity Building Program, which has benefitted MPA practitioners in over 30 countries. As Anne steps down from the leadership of the programme to move into new areas of marine conservation, we highlight her remarkable contributions to strengthening MPA management around the globe. …  

08 Oct 2015 | Article

Lions, Serengeti National Park

East African Community Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity

The EAC Observatory is housed within the East African Community Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania, to serve the specific needs of the East African sub-region. This Observatory node is the first one to be established in the Eastern and Southern African region by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the framework of the EU-funded Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme. …   | French

07 Oct 2015 | Fact sheet


MOOC en Gestion des Aires Protégées en Afrique

Formation en Ligne Ouverte à Tous en Gestion des Aires Protégées (MOOC GAP) 

18 Sep 2015 | Event

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