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Resort House Reefs: Maldives promote privately Managed Marine areas

The Maldives have recently been in the international environmental spotlight for two reasons: the 2013 IPCC report names the archipelago as one of the countries that is most affected by climate change; and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas designated them as an Ocean “Hope Spot”, a special place critical to the ocean’s health. As such, the Maldives are poised to set an example at a global scale, demonstrating climate change adaptation through marine conservation. The resort house reefs project has thus been selected, documented and shared as a "Blue Solution". …  

10 Jul 2014 | Fact sheet

Rock Island, Palau

Natural laboratory for marine species

Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, World Heritage site, Palau …  

10 Jul 2014 | Fact sheet

François Latrille

Ban’s Diving Resort – an exemplary holiday destination

 François Latrille …  

09 Jul 2014 | Fact sheet

Bale Mountains National Park

Developing negotiation skills to support protected areas decision making in Eastern and Southern Africa

One of the key focuses of the BIOPAMA programme (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) in the Eastern and Southern Africa region is the cross-sectoral engagement for integrated sustainable planning. In order to address the growing threat of land and resource use conflict around protected areas, BIOPAMA supports dialogue processes at various levels that aim to develop sustainable solutions to specific conflict situations, particularly with sectors and stakeholders active at the interface of protected areas, including extractive industries, agriculture, infrastructure development, and fisheries. …  

09 Jul 2014 | News story

Uto Ni Yalo

Fijian voyaging flagship, Uto Ni Yalo, to sail to IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

A memorandum of understanding signed between IUCN Oceania and the Uto Ni Yalo Trust sets the course for the Uto Ni Yalo to sail to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. This significant voyage will convey regional messages about the critical need to respect and protect important natural places. It continues the Pacific Voyage: ‘one Pacific voice’ campaign, originally initiated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. …   | French

03 Jul 2014 | News story

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