IUCN COMMISSION GROUP

IUCN WCPA Harmonizing Classifications and Nomenclature Task force

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Overview and description

Description:

PAs, OECMs, ICCAs, ACCs, IPAs… Oh my! This task force seeks to harmonize diverse types, nomenclatures and approaches of area-based conservation through a multivariate, relational comparison of types ...

PAs, OECMs, ICCAs, ACCs, IPAs… Oh my! This task force seeks to harmonize diverse types, nomenclatures and approaches of area-based conservation through a multivariate, relational comparison of types and categories of area-based conservation. The main task would be to develop knowledge products, perhaps a WCPA technical report, over two years.

Group leadership

Mr Brent MITCHELL

Chair

Thematic Vice Chair, Scaling Natural Solutions. Brent A. Mitchell serves as a Vice Chair of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and is Senior Vice President of QLF Atlantic Center for the ...

Thematic Vice Chair, Scaling Natural Solutions. Brent A. Mitchell serves as a Vice Chair of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and is Senior Vice President of QLF Atlantic Center for the Environment. Under the theme of Scaling Natural Solutions, Brent manages WCPA’s response to the 30x30 biodiversity challenge on behalf of IUCN, the largest conservation alliance in the world. Brent began his career living in the Caribbean and Latin America, contributing to the development of the first national parks in Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands, and conducting field research in wildlife ecology in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. After working at the nexus of nature conservation and civil society in Central and Eastern Europe in the early 1990s, and later in the Balkans, his career took him to other regions of the world. Particularly interested in governance in conservation and environmental issues, he led WCPA’s Specialist Group on Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship for its first 14 years. He is a founding member of the National Park Service Stewardship Institute, a collaborative for change helping to move U.S. protected area management in new directions.


At a glance

Official name:
IUCN WCPA Harmonizing Classifications and Nomenclature Task force
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