Speeches and statements
IUCN Director General Speeches 1st IUCN World Environmental Law Congress - April 2016 World Forum on Natural Capital, November 2015 Eye on Earth Plenary, October 2015 UN...
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species. It uses a set of criteria to evaluate the...
Natural Resource Governance Framework
Why a focus on natural resource governance? Natural resource governance refers to the norms, institutions and processes that determine how power and responsibilities over natural resources are...
2017 UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Outcomes
The 2017 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) took place at UN Headquarters in New York from 10-19 July, under the...
The HLPF also included a three‐day Ministerial Segment where 43 countries presented Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). Over the eight days of HLPF, 77 ministers, cabinet secretaries, and deputy...
CEESP Steering Committee
Chair - Kristen Walker Painemilla (visit Chair's page here) Deputy Chair - Ameyali Ramos Ameyali Ramos ( Mexico) is an environmental geographer who specializes in indigenous...
WCPA East Asia
IUCN WCPA Regional Vice-Chair East Asia Yoshitaka Kumagai Countries of the Region China, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Macau, Mongolia General description and key issues...
Ecosystems provide the foundation for all forms of human livelihood and their resilience is influenced by the complex, unpredictable interactions that occur between humans and nature. Resilience...
Brief description of the project Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) worldwide by 2030 is included as target 15.3 in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which were...
WCEL Contributes to London Conference on Law & Environment in Small States
WCEL Steering Committee members Elizabeth Mrema (UN Environment, Kenya) and Deputy Chair Denise Antolini (University of Hawaii, US) keynoted a...
The Law and Environment in Small States Conference covered critical topics for small states, including island nations and territories (defined as approximately 1.5 million or fewer inhabitants),...
Where we work
WCPA has 13 terrestrial regions, which correspond to the IUCN Regions. Each is encouraged to develop its own regional programme and a number have developed Regional Action Plans for Protected...
WCPA Steering Committee
WCPA Chair Kathy MACKINNON WCPA Deputy Chair Julia MIRANDA LONDOÑO WCPA Regional Vice Chairs Eastern and Southern Africa John WAITHAKA...
Incubator for Nature Conservation
Can a protected area be a good business? Protected areas generate billions of dollars worth of goods and services but frequently struggle to cover...
High Value Parks, reserves and other protected areas are some of the most valuable places on the planet. Protected ecosystems help clean the water we drink and the air we breathe, maintain...
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