The official web site of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) with the most complete global overview on protected areas. Information, where the world stays in terms of reaching the CBD Aichi target 11 of a complete network of protected areas has been published at the World Parks Congress in Sydney. The report finds that 15.4 per cent of terrestrial and inland water areas and 3.4 per cent of the global ocean are now protected.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the largest conservation body combining governmental- and non-governmental organizations. Its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) sets major standards and defines protected areas and their management. LT&C is a member of the WCPA Tourism an Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS).
Increasing the number of visitors to protected areas can be an effective tool for conservation and community development, provided well-functioning management systems are in place, according to a new report unveiled today at the IUCN World Parks Congress taking place in Sydney, Australia.
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The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 was a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress was sharing knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions”, it was presenting, discussing and creating original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda. Continue reading “IUCN World Parks Congress, November 12-19, 2014 in Sydney”
The Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) will be held in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014. The COP will be preceded by a High Level Ministerial Panel and regional coordination meetings on 3 November, and held along with meetings of the CMS Standing Committee on 2 and 9 November. Continue reading “Convention on Migratory Species meets in Quito, Ecuador”