Protected areas (incl. World Heritage)

Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage: engagement with extractive industries

Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage sites, both UNESCO designated places, offer two different approaches to addressing the challenges of resource extraction and conservation. Understanding of the inter-dependence between our survival and that of the natural environments on which life depends, is improving. However, as the world’s population expands, and with it demands for natural resources, so do competing pressures on land.

Locally managed marine areas, towards a global learning network

Local and indigenous communities are intricately linked to the ocean by livelihoods, culture, and science, thus binding their governance of the marine environment with its care and conservation. As we move toward the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2012 marine target, it is timely to consider the contribution of community-based management for the protection of marine biodiversity. Though we are globally short of our marine protection targets, we have underestimated the potential of communities in governing marine managed and protected areas.

Putting Natural Solutions to Work: Mainstreaming protected areas into climate change responses

This workshop will focus on mainstreaming the role of protected areas as an essential part of the global response to climate change. It will demonstrate how protected areas enhance ecological, social, and economic resilience to climate change, protect natural carbon reservoirs, and respond to national and local development needs such as water resources, disaster risk reduction, and coastal zone management.

Identification of Sites of Global Biodiversity Conservation Significance: defining global standards and mobilizing standardized biodiversity data - Real-World Applications

The CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity through Aichi Target number 11 sets specific targets for countries to increase protected areas coverage and conserve areas of particular importance for biodiversity. It is therefore essential to inform decision-makers, both within and beyond the conservation community, where the most important areas for biodiversity are and hence where safeguard is necessary.

Transforming Agriculture, Transforming Conservation: New partnerships for global environmental resilience and food sovereignty

Integrating conservation with agriculture and food security has now become central to sustainable development at all scales, from local community to global, and is at the heart of the challenges in greening the economy and sustaining ecosystems. If we are to enhance nature’s resilience and sustain biocultural diversity we must engage with agriculture. This workshop will gather leaders from conservation organizations, research institutions, global programs and farmer/food movements working at landscape-scale to establish common conceptual frameworks and imagine practical collaborations. It will feature exemplary case studies that illuminate successes while exploring the kinds of mechanisms and institutional partnerships needed. A facilitated discussion will explore local experience as well as the general lessons learned, particularly in regard to how IUCN members can partner with other crucial actors to integrate agriculture and ecology.

The World Heritage Convention at 40: Engaging the IUCN constituency for conservation and communities

The UNESCO World Heritage Convention is 40 in 2012, and this historic year will define the direction of the Convention for the next ten years and beyond. Since its foundation, and with the consistent advice of IUCN as its official advisory body on nature, the Convention has recognized 211 natural World Heritage Sites of Outstanding Universal Value – these sites include 10% of the land and sea included within the global protected areas system. The Convention’s unique site-based focus offers unique opportunities for delivering international support for conservation.

Governance of Protected Areas

Since the beginning of the millennium, the IUCN and CBD have taken the lead on discussing governance for protected areas (PAs). Governance is about authority, responsibility and accountability, both according to legal rules and to the norms and customs lived by societies. As a social phenomenon, governance is regulated by laws but also by history, culture, values. For PA systems and individual PA sites, governance is about “who makes decisions, how those decisions are influenced and developed, and how are they implemented, respected, enforced, monitored and improved through time”.

High Seas Protected Areas: learning from success

This Knowledge Cafe will identify winning approaches that can be replicated on the high seas (areas beyond national jurisdiction), leading to the identification, designation and effective management of a representative system of marine protected areas (MPAs).

Through exchange of information on existing and emerging offshore MPAs and scenario studies of potential paths ahead, particpants will identify key elements for success. Participants will also share new scientific, analytical and legal tools for building systems of MPAs as part of a wider integrated ecosystem-approach.

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