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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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1 May 2017 (2017-038)

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Expert review of the second order drafts of the IPBES thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration and of the four regional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services. More »

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22 August 2016 (2016-101)

Call for Posters on progress achieved towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets for the Thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity 4-17 December 2016 – Cancun, Mexico. More »



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23 May 2017

Nigeria partners Cameroon to establish 3 Trans-boundary Protected Areas More »

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19 May 2017

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