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Village co-management committee meeting in Hin Nam No Protected Area, Lao PDR

Village rangers and a vertical co-management system ensure effective PA management – the case of Hin Nam No PA, Lao

Hin Nam No National Protected Area is one of Lao’s most inaccessible protected areas. GIZ has helped to set up co-management structures, which allow reliance on the skills and knowledge of local people to a large extent in order to ensure adequate management of the site in spite of the rugged terrain. The approach has been promoted as an “Inspiring Protected Area Solution” through the Panorama platform.   …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

Ocean Elder

The importance of regional networks of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and how to achieve them - An opinion piece by Graeme Kelleher AO

Graeme Kelleher is an “Ocean Elder”, a long-standing active WCPA member and author of the WCPA “Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas”, among many other publications. Based on decades of experience, Graeme has distilled some of his thoughts on how best to go about conservation involving marine protected areas, which we are happy to promote here. …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

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

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