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  »

6 May 2021

Statement by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of World Migratory Bird Day, “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”. More »

21 April 2021

Statement by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of International Mother Earth Day, “Restore Our Earth”. More »

20 April 2021

Statement by Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, at the Virtual High-level Event on Raising Ambition for Nature, Online, Tuesday, 20 April 2021. More »

Notifications  »

25 March 2021 (2021-020)

Invitation to the Webinar on "Introduction to Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures for Mexico, Central and South America", on 13 April 2021. More »

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 »

News Headlines  »

14 May 2021

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14 May 2021

Timeless meditations on Earth’s fragility, and the damage humans do More »

11 May 2021

Biodiversity Conservation Should Start in Biden’s Backyard More »

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