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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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4 June 2019

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24 May 2019

Young people from around the world are encouraged to submit videos for the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition showcasing positive solutions on three themes: Nature-based Solutions for Food and Human Health; Cities and Local Action to Combat Climate Change; and Nature-Based Solutions to balance the use of land for people and ecosystems. More »

20 May 2019

A report launched today shows that Asian consumers have an increasing awareness of the planet’s biodiversity and want to see companies protecting it. More »



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12 July 2019 (2019-058)

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5 March 2019 (2019-028)

Call for nominations for the Informal Advisory Committee on Communication, Education and Public Awareness. More »

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Press conferences at the margins of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference 2018, 17-29 November 2018 - Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. More »



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