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Protected Areas

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Lessons learned from PoWPA Implementation

Achieving the Aichi Targets and Strategic Plan    Read more!

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Albania

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

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Australia

Australia - success in Indigenous Protected Areas    Read more!

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Colombia

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

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Canada

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

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Ecuador

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

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India

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

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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What's New  »

20 June 2018

New surveys of more than 5,000 consumers in five countries indicate that the majority (79 per cent) feel that “companies have a moral obligation” to have a positive impact on people and biodiversity in their sourcing of natural ingredients, but only 37 per cent feel “confident that companies pay serious attention” to these issues. More »

4 June 2018

Every year, we use some 500 billion plastic bags. Every year, as much as 13 million tons of plastic finds its way into the ocean. Every year, 17 million barrels of oil are used to produce plastic. More »

11 May 2018

Rachel Carson, the late American biologist and conservationist, suggested “there is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds... something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.”. More »



Notifications  »

21 June 2018 (2018-058)

Fair on Experiences and Best Practices in Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) at the UN Biodiversity Conference, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 2018. More »

7 May 2018 (2018-046)

Second External Review of the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and other opportunities to participate in IPBES processes. More »

11 January 2018 (2018-003)

Selected participants for the Technical Expert Workshop on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs) for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, 6-9 February 2018, Montreal, Canada. More »



News Headlines  »

15 August 2018

Poachers in marine protected areas go unchallenged by their peers More »

14 August 2018

Breakthrough as New Caledonia votes to protect coral reef More »

13 August 2018

WWF urges stronger elephant conservation More »



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