Aires protégées

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen and Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International

IUCN and WWF announce new partnership to expand and strengthen protected areas

IUCN and WWF have joined forces to enhance and promote the role of protected and conserved areas in achieving sustainable development over the next ten years. …  

19 Nov 2015 | News story

MEET stand at the London World Travel Market

Ecotourism in Mediterranean Protected Areas promoted at the World Travel Market

The Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) project was exhibited their catalogue of 12 ecotourism packages at the London World Travel Market (WTM) held on 2-5 November at Excel London. WTM is the leading global event for the travel industry, attracting over 50,000 travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press. …  

12 Nov 2015 | News story

Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya

IUCN and UNESCO welcome no-go pledge for World Heritage sites by Tullow Oil

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on natural World Heritage, and UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre have welcomed a new commitment by British company Tullow Oil plc to stay out of World Heritage sites. The firm had received a licence to explore for oil in an area overlapping Kenya’s World Heritage-listed Lake Turkana National Parks. …  

12 Nov 2015 | News story

SOS Save Our Species, SOS Lemurs,

SOS – Save Our Species announces first nine projects under special initiative 'SOS Lemurs'

Today is World Lemur Day, when we celebrate both the uniqueness and diversity of Madagascar’s lemurs - the world’s most threatened group of mammals. Today, however, with the announcement of the first nine new lemur conservation projects by SOS - Save Our Species, the future is looking that little bit brighter for these charismatic primates and the communities who depend on their survival.   …  

30 Oct 2015 | News story

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Halting land degradation, holistically

For the next 10 days IUCN experts will be supporting decision makers from 195 countries as they discuss solutions to the issues of desertification, land degradation and drought which are plaguing many areas of the world. …  

14 Oct 2015 | News story

2013A-062, World Parrot Trust, SOS Save Our Species, Timneh Parrot

Major trafficker of African parrots arrested and 89 threatened Timneh parrots seized

On the 18th September, after months of painstaking investigations, a major trafficker of African wild parrots and other birds was arrested in Dakar, Senegal. …  

08 Oct 2015 | News story

Waterfalls in Togitogiga Reserve, Samoa

Launch of IUCN Protected Areas Law Capacity Building Modules

IUCN is pleased to announce the launch of a new set of resources for teaching and training on protected areas law and governance. The materials are designed to support educators in a wide variety of settings, such as training sessions, workshops, university courses and practitioner seminars. They include seminar presentations, interactive exercises, and short videos. All are freely available on This platform also provides a hub for educators to upload their own relevant resources to share with others around the world. …  

18 Sep 2015 | News story

Marilize van der Walt, South African Wildlife College, presenting her findings at the BIOPAMA training of trainers programme on negotiation skills, February 2015

La collaboration entre l’Université sud-africaine sur la vie sauvage et le BIOPAMA profite aux aires protégées et au personnel de la conservation

L’Université sud-africaine sur la vie sauvage (South African Wildlife College) est une université unique et dynamique, synonyme d’éducation à la conservation de la nature, de formation et de développement des compétences. L’université s’adresse aux professionnels des aires protégées de toutes sortes, et veille à ce qu’ils soient bien équipés face à des enjeux et problématiques en perpétuel changement. Reconnaissant le lien entre aires protégées et gestion des ressources naturelles, l’université adopte une approche globale qui prend en compte les relations communautaires, la résolution des conflits, la planification des projets et le contrôle financier. Suite à la formation proposée par le BIOPAMA en Afrique orientale et australe, l’Université ajoute désormais à son programme de renforcement des capacités une formation aux facultés de négociation. …   | English

16 Sep 2015 | News story

Participants to the training in their first field visit to the Coral Harbour area in New Providence, the Bahamas

Des formations sur la gestion des données sur les aires protégées annoncées dans les Caraïbes

Le Programme pour la biodiversité et la gestion des aires protégées (BIOPAMA) a annoncé l’organisation d’une série d’ateliers techniques dans les Caraïbes, destinés à équiper les professionnels de la gestion des aires protégées d’outils et de compétences, afin de contribuer de façon significative à la base de données du Portail des Caraïbes sur les aires protégées (le Portail des Caraïbes). …   | English

09 Sep 2015 | News story

Grizzly Bear, Banff National Park, Canada

World Heritage status for wilderness helps respond to climate change

Nature experts, including several IUCN specialists, are calling for a new approach to conserving wilderness areas under the World Heritage Convention in a paper published today in Conservation Letters. Inscribing wilderness sites on the World Heritage List and improving their connectivity would help respond to climate change and biodiversity loss, according to the article. …  

09 Sep 2015 | News story

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