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.


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21 April 2020

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

11 December 2019

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, CBD Acting Executive Secretary, welcomes announcement that biodiversity will be theme of the next year’s World Environment Day: “We are delighted to see that biodiversity will be the focus of World Environment Day 2020. The 2020 WED theme is especially opportune and will help educate the public and mobilize political will around one of the most critical issues of our time. UNEP’s decision will help raise awareness of actions needed in the “super year” for biodiversity. More »

5 December 2019

Statement by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Acting Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of World Soil Day 2019. More »

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