Aires protégées

Seongsan Ilchulbong peak in Jeju, Republic of Korea

A step forward for the most recognised areas on the planet

Imagine you were awarded an Olympic medal for your athletic performance, a Michelin star for your cooking skills and the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal for your conservation work, would you be able to keep all three skills up to the highest standard? Now imagine a natural area that is partly listed as a World Heritage site overlapping with a Biosphere Reserve, contains four Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance, all of which are incorporated into a wider Geopark – is it possible for all four international designations to be harmoniously managed? …  

18 Jun 2015 | News story

Dr Ashton James Berry, Mrs Kelly Hoareau and Ms Sylvanna Antha

Soft skills considered in academic curricula by University of Seychelles

The University of Seychelles is working towards including negotiation modules using the Mutual Gains Approach within their Governance and Stakeholder Engagement Course. This initiative is being led by three graduates of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme’s Negotiation Skills Training of Trainers held in February 2015, which equipped participants with skills to train and assist protected area practitioners in negotiation skills using the Mutual Gains Approach. …  

18 Jun 2015 | News story

SOS-Save our species, Nathalie van Vliet, Gabon, Eco-gardes

Un nouveau rapport de l'UICN témoigne du déclin de la vie sauvage en Afrique centrale et de l'ouest

Un nouveau rapport de l’UICN publié récemment évalue l’état de la faune terrestre et d’eau douce en Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale et met en relief l’inadéquation des mesures déployées face au déclin rapide de la vie sauvage dans la région. Il est urgent d’améliorer la législation et l’efficacité des actions de protection afin de réaliser les objectifs internationaux en matière de zones protégées et de stopper l’appauvrissement de la biodiversité. …   | English

12 Jun 2015 | News story

Little Sydney - Protecting Nature in Europe conference

Little Sydney: A promising future for nature in Europe

Protected areas are and must remain at the heart of all nature conservation efforts if global and regional biodiversity and sustainable development targets are to be met.
More than 200 experts from five continents gathered at the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” conference in the medieval town of Hainburg, Austria, from 28-31 May 2015, to showcase and discuss original approaches for protected areas and nature conservation in Europe. Building on the outcomes of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, Little Sydney proved to be of the milestone international events on protected areas in Europe this year.   …  

08 Jun 2015 | News story

Transboundary Conservation: A systematic and integrated approach

New global guidance on transboundary conservation

A new publication by IUCN aims to help transboundary conservation practitioners and those intending to become involved in initiating, managing and governing transboundary conservation programmes 

22 May 2015 | News story

Testing of the BIOPAMA form for protected areas data collection in the field, in Gabon

Gabon supports the development of BIOPAMA tools

The BIOPAMA Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity in West and Central Africa has finalized testing the tools for protected area data collection and will start soon their dissemination and use in the region, with the support of regional and national actors. The Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux de Gabon (ANPN - National Parks Agency) and the Réseau des Aires Protegées d’Afrique Centrale (RAPAC – Central Africa Protected Areas Network) have been crucial partners for BIOPAMA in this process designed to support decision making through the collection, management, and analysis of protected areas data. …  

13 May 2015 | News story

The MEET project presentation at the Midterm Conference in Lebanon (April 2015)

MEET catalogue: Building ecotourism destinations in Mediterranean protected areas

During one month, from 16 February to 22 March, 11 workshops and field trips in 8 countries were jointly organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in the framework of the activities of the Mediterranean Experience of Eco-Tourism Network (MEET). The MEET project, a three-year project funded by European Union (ENPI-CBC Mediterranean Programme 2007-2013), aims at exploring an innovative model of ecotourism for protected areas in the Mediterranean. …  

12 May 2015 | News story

Participants of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being for Latin America and Caribbean

Blue Solutions of Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region

For the second time now, the Blue Solutions Initiative convened a Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being. This time it was held in Cancun, Mexico (April 2015) for participants from Latin America and the wider Caribbean Region. …   | Spanish

22 Apr 2015 | News story

Bird Island, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

Un nouveau souffle pour le partenariat pour les aires protégées du Pacifique

Établi avec la Table-ronde des îles du Pacifique pour la conservation de la nature et les aires protégées, le Groupe de travail régional sur les aires protégées a retrouvé un nouveau souffle, avec le soutien du Programme BIOPAMA et du Secrétariat du Programme régional océanien de l’environnement (SPREP), et joue un rôle moteur pour réaliser le Cadre régional pour la conservation de la nature et les aires protégées dans le Pacifique. …   | English

22 Apr 2015 | News story

SOS - Save OUr Species, FFI, Abies Firs, 2013A-052

Surveys funded by SOS lead to an increase of the known population of Yuanbaoshan firs

The known population size of the Critically Endangered Yuanbaoshan fir (Abies yuanbaoshanensis) more than doubled following extensive surveys in Yuanbaoshan National Nature Reserve (NNR), China in 2014. IUCN Member, Fauna & Flora International’s Xiaoya Li explains what this discovery means and how it will influence their conservation.   …  

17 Apr 2015 | News story

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