Mission Blue is a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance, a 501c3 organization, which was formed in response to Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TED Prize wish. Look at the official Mission Blue trailer. Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas; Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.” Continue reading
The Panorama is an IUCN led initiative to identify, document and promote “inspiring protected area solutions” across a range of topics and from diverse contributors. These case studies provide the evidence on how protected areas can be solutions to global challenges such as climate change, food and water security and disaster risk reduction – solutions BY protected areas. The Panorama also showcases solutions FOR protected areas, which lead to improved planning, management and governance.
By supporting learning from proven success, the Panorama helps the protected area community avoid reinventing the wheel, and brings existing guidance frameworks to life with real-world examples.
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The Long Run was created as the international programme of the Zeitz Foundation. It was founded by Jochen Zeitz, the innovative former CEO of Puma who introduced its ethical business framework and Environmental Profit & Loss Account (EP&L), now Director of Kering and Chairman of the board’s Sustainable Development Committee, and co-founder and co-chair with Sir Richard Branson of The B Team. Continue reading
The Blue Solution Initiative, implemented by GIZ, Grid-Arendal, IUCN and UNEP on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), offers a global knowledge network and capacity development platform. The initiative seeks to identify, exchange and promote good practices and lessons learned towards the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity. See who else are Collaborators of Blue Solutions.
The implementation of the EU Strategy for Sustainable Development requires that governments, industry and society work together to achieve the aims laid down in the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. There is also a need for specialized actions, interventions, programs and initiatives at all levels – government, non-government, businesses and community levels – to successfully implement this historic and needed strategy. Continue reading
As the heart of the global wilderness community for over 40 years, The WILD Foundation protects wilderness while meeting the needs of human communities, working across cultures and boundaries by collaborating with local peoples, organizations, the private sector, and governments to create dynamic practical projects and communications initiatives. Continue reading
DestiNet is an independent portal which brings together the global community of people and organisations working for making tourism more sustainable.
DestiNet leads you to helpful organisations and information sources, potential partners for exchange and collaboration, tools and good practice examples, sustainable tourism certification programmes and their certified products and services world wide. Read more
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.