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The UN List of Protected Areas: Launch of a New System for National Authorities to Update, Edit and Add Information

United Nations Environment Programme- World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the World Conservation Union

Date and Time
23 May 2008 18:15 - 19:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to view the newly redeveloped UN List of protected areas system (part of the World Database on Protected Areas, a joint project of UNEP and IUCN) built specifically for national authorities to provide data into the global system by revealing its many functions and user-friendly interfaces. A facilitated discussion will give the audience a chance to ask questions and provide inputs to the process and ensure that the final product and tools will meet the needs of countries for national level reporting to the CBD as well as to other multi-lateral environmental agreements like World Heritage and Ramsar. This session will be informative for those who work with terrestrial, marine, and transboundary protected areas at the global, regional, national, and local scales.