Protected areas (incl. World Heritage)

Creating Resilient Eco-Travel Destinations in Protected Areas

This training course will develop guidelines for successfully establishing a resilient eco-travel destination in a protected area. It will outline the necessary steps to ensure the smallest ecological footprint while providing eco-tourists with a comfortable atmosphere to learn about and partake in the local conservation efforts. Experts in the field of eco-tourism will be invited to join in the discussion, and a print publication will be distributed.

Financing Protected Areas: Addressing the costs of prevention

Financing of Protected Areas usually depends on public funding, even thow there are several and growing risks generated by private activities. From tourism and agriculture through extractive industries and dams, either on central or peripheral areas, a wide spectrum of risks determine increasing activities and costs emerging from prevention tasks. Public private partnerships shall address such issues building on a new generation of green funds to avoiddamages of missprevention.

Parks and landscapes. Policies, planning and management

The main poster’s topic is the relationship between nature conservation policies and landscape policies, taking into account the strategic relevance of this theme in the IUCN´s debate, in the UNESCO policy, in the European Landscape Convention (Council of Europe, 2000) and its possible development at the world level: the focal question is to verify whether, and at which conditions, landscape policies may strengthen the role and effectiveness of Protected Areas and, inversely, whether Protected Areas can be a privileged field for the application of landscape policies.

Marine World Heritage: Protecting The Crown Jewels of the Ocean

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. The mission of marine World Heritage is to protect all potential and existing marine areas of Outstanding Universal Value to ensure they will thrive for generations to come. The 1972 World Heritage Convention has a huge, unexplored potential to improve effective conservation of the most valuable ocean areas.

Lebanon IUCN Committee: a One Program Approach towards a Greener Economy

The workshop will present some experiences of IUCN Member Organizations in Lebanon in the fields of conservation, sustainable development, and community outreach. Through several national and regional initiatives, the Lebanese IUCN Members have adopted eco-friendly approaches to responsible tourism, which resulted in the creation of green infrastructure/buildings, and green jobs.

Endangered wildlife Conservation in China

China is one of the countries in the world with richest wildlife. Industrialization, economic development and population pressure have posted severe threats to survival of wildlife in the country.

"Rio + xxx" --> united for social and natural solutions: the International Youth Forum "Go4BioDiv"

What will our planet look like in 20 years from now? What can we learn from Rio, and the road to "Rio+20"? How can we enhance our planet´s resilience, for a "Rio + xxx"?

It is the young people who will have to bear the consequences of our present behaviour and lack of commitment - and it is they who are the most enthusiastic about nature conservation. Therefore their concerns and aspirations should play an important role in international decision-making today.

Une nouvelle vision de la gouvernance des aires protégées au Sénégal

Le dernier congrès mondial des parcs et aires protégées qui s´est tenu à Durban a recommandé aux Etats de se doter d´une stratégie nationale de gestion des aires protégées.

Gestion partagée d´écosystèmes transfrontaliers : l´exemple de la Réserve de Biosphère Transfrontalière du Delta du Fleuve Sénégal

Le Delta du fleuve Sénégal constitue une entité biophysique et écologique transfrontalière entre le Sénégal et la Mauritanie. Or, les interventions, de part et d´autre du fleuve, étaient localisées dans le Parc National des Oiseaux du Djoudj (PNOD), au Sénégal et dans le Parc National de Diawling (PND), en Mauritanie.

Information Services - Invasive Species Specialist Group

The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) aims to reduce threats to natural ecosystems and the native species they contain by increasing awareness of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) , and of ways to prevent, control or eradicate them. The ISSG promotes and facilitates the exchange of IAS information and knowledge across the globe and ensures the linkage between knowledge, practice and policy so that decision making is informed.
The three core activity areas of the ISSG are policy and technical advice, information access and information exchange.

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