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DR Grethel Aguilar launched the Caribbean Gateaway during the Regional Conservation Forum. “Welcome to the first day of the Regional Forum. BIOPAMA is very important as it is the first project for IUCN in the Caribbean region and the first with members involved."

The Caribbean Gateway, a free and open access data management tool was presented to Caribbean stakeholders during the Regional Conservation Forum in Panama

2 September 2015. Panama City. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The University of the West Indies (UWI) are pleased to announce that “The Caribbean Protected Areas Gateway (Caribbean Gateway)” was officially launched on September 2, 2015, during the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum in Panama City, Panama. The Caribbean Gateway, that serves to integrate a diverse range of relevant protected areas and biodiversity data and information across the region, is a joint undertaking between the European Union- funded Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme in the Caribbean and UWI’s Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), an IUCN Member, at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. …  

03 Sep 2015 | News story

Bill Raynor

After 35 years of inspiring island conservation in Micronesia and the Pacific, Bill Raynor takes his final voyage.

Bill Raynor passed away on 1st September, after a battle with cancer. He will be buried in the fertile soil of Pohnpei Island, Micronesia, his home.   …  

02 Sep 2015 | Article

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji.

New WCPA groups looking into governance of protected and conserved areas, and OECMs

 WCPA responds to the need for bringing together expertise, and providing guidance, on the governance of protected and conserved areas, as well as on criteria for "Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures" as referenced by Aichi Target 11. If you are interested in joining these groups, please contact them directly under the contact details listed below. …  

01 Sep 2015 | Article

Community forest resource planning, Vietnam

Understanding the opportunities of governance study in National Protected Area Systems

The IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for South America was held from 31 August to 2 September in Quito, Ecuador. Attended by almost seventy IUCN member organisations, it was a unique occasion to extend the reflection on governance of protected and conserved areas, inspired by the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, in Sydney. More particularly, it was an opportunity to discuss the implications of the Promise of Sydney and recognize that diversity, quality and vitality of governance are one of the most important innovations of the decade and a fundamental element to reach the Aichi Targets in 2020.   …  

01 Sep 2015 | Article

Cultural event in Krayan Mentarang NP, Indonesia

Building on customary law for involving Indigenous Peoples in PA management in Indonesia

Kayan Mentarang National Park, Indonesia   …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

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