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Tony O'Keeffe, BIOPAMA Coordinator for the Pacific, speaking at the BIOPAMA Capacity Development session, IUCN WPC 2014

Ensuring a promising future for the Pacific

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 was held in the Oceania region, offering the most optimum opportunity for BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme) Pacific to invest in showcasing this programme to regional and global actors. Looking back at the successes for the Pacific of this once-in-a-decade event, Tony O’Keeffe, BIOPAMA Coordinator for the Pacific, shares his thoughts on the opportunities to ensure a promising future for the region and the innovative means to voice the Pacific messages to the world. …  

27 Jan 2015 | Article

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

At last some good news for the high seas: Progress towards a legally-binding treaty to safeguard the ocean beyond national boundaries

In the early hours of a snowy Saturday morning in New York, United Nations delegates took a historic step towards safeguarding the global ocean commons. Government representatives at a UN meeting agreed to launch a formal preparatory process for a global and legally-binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. …  

26 Jan 2015 | News story

IUCN World Heritage Panel, December 2014

IUCN World Heritage Panel meets to discuss proposed new listings for 2015

The IUCN World Heritage Panel met in December to examine the nominations submitted for possible World Heritage listing in 2015. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will convene in June and IUCN will provide its recommendations on natural sites.  …  

19 Jan 2015 | News story

Closing ceremony - IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

A promise made for the future of World Heritage

The aspirations for World Heritage laid out in the World Parks Congress’s ‘Promise of Sydney’ place World Heritage sites as crucial drivers of change, and models of excellence to show how protected areas can succeed as inspiring solutions for nature and people. …  

19 Jan 2015 | Article

Blue Solutions presentation at the Ocean+ pavilion during IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Blue Solutions at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Marine issues featured prominently at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, with a strong push particularly for increase of no-take marine protected areas. Blue Solutions - inspiring approaches in marine and coastal resource management from around the world - were presented in a number of sessions, co-organized by Blue Solutions project partners GIZ and IUCN. …  

16 Jan 2015 | Article

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