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Protected Areas

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Lessons learned from PoWPA Implementation

Achieving the Aichi Targets and Strategic Plan    Read more!

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Albania

Sazani Island - Albania's First Marine Protected Area    Read more!

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Australia

Australia - success in Indigenous Protected Areas    Read more!

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Colombia

Yaijogé Apaporis: A New Colombian National Park is Born    Read more!

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Canada

Canada creates new national parks to protect Canadian boreal forest    Read more!

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Ecuador

Ecuador’s Puntilla de Santa Elena MPA - contributing to PoWPA goal 1.1    Read more!

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India

India – Changing the Stripes: An inclusive-agenda for tiger conservation    Read more!

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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea completes climate-ready gap assessment    Read more!

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Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands strengthens enabling legal framework    Read more!

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan declares its first protected area    Read more!

Protected areas are the cornerstones of biodiversity conservation

Protected areas constitute an important stock of natural, cultural and social capital, yielding flows of economically valuable goods and services that benefit society, secure livelihoods, and contribute to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals. Moreover, protected areas are key to buffering unpredictable impacts of impending climate change. The CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas provides a globally-accepted framework for creating comprehensive, effectively managed and sustainably funded national and regional protected area systems around the globe.

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What's New  »

11 July 2017

Arctic Protected Areas Indicator Report, 2017 by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) working groups of the Arctic Council. More »

2 June 2017

Reconnecting ourselves to nature is sometimes easier said than done. Many of us live in cities full of concrete and use devices such as smartphones and laptops that, while connecting us to other people, often serve to disconnect us from the simple wonders of the natural world. More »

9 May 2017

Every year, millions of migratory birds fly across continents and national borders. More »



Notifications  »

2 November 2017 (2017-112)

Request for Comments and Feedback on the Draft Guidelines for Recognizing and Reporting Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures of the World Commission on Protected Areas Task Force. More »

5 October 2017 (2017-099)

Nomination of experts for the technical expert workshop on other effective area-based conservation measures for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, 6-9 February 2018 - Montreal, Canada. More »

12 July 2017 (2017-066)

Request to review and submit information on Management Effectiveness and for compiling the United Nations List of Protected Areas by the UN Environment –World Conservation Monitoring Centre. More »



News Headlines  »

16 November 2017

Scientists accused of scaremongering, 'overheated claims' with warning to humanity More »

13 November 2017

More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue 'warning to humanity' More »

9 November 2017

The return of Jane Goodall, climate change and Syria among Oscar documentary hopefuls More »



Upcoming Meetings  »

6 - 9 February 2018, Montreal, Canada

Technical Expert Workshop on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11.

6 - 9 February 2018, Montreal, Canada

Expert Workshop on Marine Protected Areas and Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 in Marine and Coastal Areas. More »

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