Traditional management approaches have been based on understanding the relationship between natural resources and communities
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an expanded connected network of well managed conservation areas is the most robust proven solution to confront global problems
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IUCN and the Green List of Protected Areas

recognising and promoting excellence in protected area governance and management that achieves real conservation impact …  

21 Jul 2014 | Article

Photo of a painting of Moldova's beech forest. The painting won first prize at the “Beech Festival—Culture and Tourism” event held in May 2014.

Hundreds Come out to Celebrate Moldova’s Eastern Beech Forest

UNGHENI DISTRICT, MOLDOVA – Hundreds of people came together from May 19-25 to celebrate Moldova’s Beech Forest Nature Reserve during the second annual “Beech Festival—Culture and Tourism” event. Attendees enjoyed food, arts, music, and educational events promoting the natural heritage and local culture and folklore of the local forest and the people who live there. …  

17 Jul 2014 | Article

Taholo Kami (IUCN), Aunofo Havea (Tonga), Hoturoa Kerr (New Zealand), Farri Bruun (Samoa) and Peia Patai (Cook Islands) after signing the memorandums of understanding.

Fleet growing for ‘Mua’ – the sailing voyage to World Parks Congress 2014

More Pacific Island countries are climbing aboard the ‘Mua: Guided by Nature’ voyage to help convey the ‘one Pacific voice’ to the world, with the number of traditional voyaging canoes sailing from the Pacific to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 rapidly growing into a fleet. …  

17 Jul 2014 | News story

People and bees

Call for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES

IPBES has issued a call for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) for the three-year term 2015–2017, replacing the current interim MEP. The MEP is an important body as it is responsible for overseeing the scientific and technical development and implementation of the IPBES work programme. …   | French | Spanish

16 Jul 2014 | News story

Planting Palm leaves to stop desertification on the road from Mides to Tozeur, southern Tunisia

Protected areas – reducing climate change impacts and supporting livelihoods

The reality of climate change and the risks it poses to communities and ecosystems is increasingly being felt across Africa, with one of the greatest risks being desertification. …  

15 Jul 2014 | Article

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