Traditional management approaches have been based on understanding the relationship between natural resources and communities
Protected areas must be managed effectively, requiring appropriate institutional and governance
an expanded connected network of well managed conservation areas is the most robust proven solution to confront global problems
Protected areas should achieve a sufficient quality of management to meet their objectives
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Tales of Water, a Child's View. Tanzania 2005.

Valuing natural capital key to tackling climate change – says IUCN

Edinburgh, UK, 23 November 2015 -- IUCN Director General Inger Andersen highlighted the vital role of natural capital in addressing climate change in a keynote speech at the World Forum on Natural Capital, which opened today in Edinburgh, UK. …  

23 Nov 2015 | Article

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen and Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International

IUCN and WWF announce new partnership to expand and strengthen protected areas

IUCN and WWF have joined forces to enhance and promote the role of protected and conserved areas in achieving sustainable development over the next ten years. …  

19 Nov 2015 | News story

Representatives of co-hosts Parks Australia and the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service jointly accepted the award on behalf of the organisers.

IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 receives Award for Best Meeting or Conference 2015 at the Australian Events Awards ceremony in Sydney

This week, IUCN’s World Parks Congress 2014 was named Best Meeting or Conference at the Australian Events Awards ceremony hosted by CIM Magazine in Australia. …  

19 Nov 2015 | Article

Tricia Greaux among the participants at the BIOPAMA Caribbean training, February 2015, Grenada

Terrestrial protected area management training for the Spanish speaking Caribbean

Capacity development for protected areas management is a top priority for conservationists and a major component of the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) programme. In the Caribbean, BIOPAMA's capacity development efforts aim to improve the region’s protected area management capacity through the professional development of personnel and expansion of the network of professionals involved in biodiversity conservation and management in the field of protected areas. A new training has been designed for terrestrial protected area management for Spanish speaking countries and is currently open for applications. …  

19 Nov 2015 | Event

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