Durban + 5: Future directions for protected areas
IUCN - The International Union for Conservation of Nature
Date and Time
26 May 2008 13:15 - 14:45
The IUCN Vth World Parks Congress (WPC) convened in Durban, South Africa, in 2003, marked a paradigm shift in ensuring that protected area benefits extend “beyond boundaries”, and reinforced their role as the best means globally to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This year will mark five years since the last WPC and five years before the next WPC. Thus the Durban + 5 Review Meetinh has assessed progress towards implementing the WPC Recommendations and the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas (CBD/PoWPAs). This side event will present the results from Durban + 5 focusing on setting directions for protected areas and how these can be considered in reviewing and enhancing the CBD/PoWPAs.