Protected Areas

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Lessons learned from PoWPA Implementation

Achieving the Aichi Targets and Strategic Plan    Read more!

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

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Australia - success in Indigenous Protected Areas    Read more!

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

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

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

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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 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.


What's New  »

23 October 2020

Statement by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of United Nations Day. More »

10 September 2020

Statement by Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, at the opening of the Webinar on Building Back Better: Protecting Biodiversity, Combating Land Degradation and Mitigating Climate Change, 10 September 2020. More »

26 August 2020

Winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2020. More »

Notifications  »

19 August 2020 (2020-062)

Request for Comments and Feedback on the Draft Report 'Making Money Local: Can Protected Areas Deliver Both Economic Benefits and Conservation Objectives?'. More »

6 March 2020 (2020-027)

Final Call for Nominations for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2020. More »

19 February 2020 (2020-022)

Engaging in Earth Hour 2020: Raise your Voice for Nature. More »

News Headlines  »

26 February 2021

Costa Rica Creates a New Category of Protected Area to Conserve Forests in Urban Areas More »

26 February 2021

When tigers, elephants, rhinos visit an expanding Indian town More »

25 February 2021

Saving Earth’s biodiversity through a story revolution More »

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