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Tiny island near Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Micronesia/Melanesia: Small islands, large seas – and a different view on protected areas

The northern Pacific Ocean is a seemingly endless stretch of water, scattered with thousands of islands and atolls, which average a third of a square mile in size. However, these Small-Island Developing States (SIDS) are also “Large Ocean Countries” – with their combined marine territories covering an area the size of the continental United States. Climate change impacts are immediate – not as something to be expected in a distant future - they are impacting water and food security, migration patterns, economic activities and many other realities of life. …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

Parque Nacional Natural Gorgona-Colombia

Colombia celebrates Green Listing of 3 national parks: Inspiring future action

National Parks Colombia together with WWF Colombia held a Green List recognition event in Cali on August 21th, with the aim of socializing the process, results and benefits of the List with the inscribed parks staff and other conservation partners, and to highlight the efforts of these protected areas to overcome challenges and achieve the standards. …  

26 Aug 2015 | News story

Sand mining near St. Lucia, South Africa

Southern African States review Guidelines for mainstreaming biodiversity into extractive industries

The most recent meeting of the Technical Committee on Environment of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), 5-7 August 2015, Pretoria, South Africa, offered an important opportunity for the presentation of the SADC Guidelines for Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Extractive Industry. The Guidelines, which are the first of their kind at the regional level, will facilitate the strategic and operational mainstreaming of biodiversity considerations into the development of extractive industries in the region. …   | French

26 Aug 2015 | Article

13A-050-013, WCS; Okapi faunal Reserve, SOS Save Our Species,

Getting SMARTer about protected areas management in the Okapi Faunal Reserve, DRC

Protected Area management effectiveness improvements are critical to protecting threatened species in such areas. The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) - the design and implementation of which, SOS has supported since its launch in 2012 - is one such development.   …  

22 Aug 2015 | News story

MPAs Presentation

Challenges for Marine Protected Areas and examples for addressing them

In the face of increasing and emerging threats, the need for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as a means for safeguarding biodiversity and marine resources is greater than ever. …  

20 Aug 2015 | Article

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