Protected areas (incl. World Heritage)

The Biodiversity and Climate Imperative to Protect Primary Forests: Implications for Climate Policy

New research confirms the critical importance of keeping primary forests intact to maximize biodiversity and climate benefits. However, climate policy does not prioritize activities that protect primary tropical forests, such as conservation or community based forest management. Industrial logging continues to be promoted as a mitigation activity despite the fact that truly sustainable industrial logging in primary tropical forests is not economically viable.

Cogestión paritaria y sostenibilidad del mar: caso de las comunidades de Lira y Cedeira (España)

Con una aproximación bottom-up, participativa y sistémica la Fundación Lonxanet ha logrado involucrar a diversas organizaciones de pescadores artesanales en el diseño y creación de dos Áreas Marinas Protegidas en sus comunidades: se trata de las Áreas marinas protegidas de Interés Pesquero de "Os Miñarzos" (Lira) y "Ría de Cedeira" (Cedeira) en Galicia (Noroeste de España).

Supporting Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in World Heritage Site Management through Rights Based Approaches

World Heritage sites are established under the World Heritage Convention; they are key places for the conservation of cultural and natural values of the world. IUCN is the official Advisory Body to the World Heritage Committee on natural and mixed World Heritage sites, and as such evaluates new site nominations and monitors the state of conservation of inscribed sites. As many of these sites overlap with traditional lands, the involvement of indigenous peoples and local communities in the establishment and management of World Heritage sites is paramount.

Participatory action for climate resilience: case studies fromChoiseul and Manus provinces (Solomon Islands; PNG)

In 2011, the community of Boe Boe in the Solomon Islands, undertook activities designed to understand the potential impacts of climate change and to plan for the future:

Expériences de la gestion des complexes transfrontaliers en Afrique Centrale : Leçons apprises et défis

La Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) a mandaté le Réseau des Aires Protégées d´Afrique Centrale (RAPAC) pour mettre en œuvre l´axe 4 du plan de convergence. Cet axe porte sur l´harmonisation des politiques, législations et cadres institutionnels, la conservation et valorisation de la diversité biologique à travers le renforcement du réseau des aires protégées nationales et la gestion concertée des aires protégées transfrontalières avec leurs zones périphériques.

How to make and use a national trust system in protected areas

1. Learning objectives

All participants will walk away with skills and knowledge relating to the social capital (including trust, networking, cooperation, good governance and operating capacity thereof) from our session.

We want our participants to say they are going to know how to trust, how to make network, how to cooperate, how to make governance and how to build up their capacity operate such social capital for the purpose of effective enlargement and sustainable management of their protected areas.

An International Workshop to Develop Key Strategies for the Establishment and Promotion of the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON) at Local, National, and Regional Levels

Recently, a global Biodiversity Observation Network, called GEO BON, was initiated under GEO (Group on Earth Observations) and GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems). In addition, the regional activities of the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON) for the promotion of biodiversity observation and conservation utilizing currently existing networks at national and regional levels were initiated in the region of Asia and the Pacific.

The Status of Endangered Birds and Their Habitat in East Asia

The Poster will show the status of key endangered birds and their habitats' condition in East Asia. It will be included the Black-faced Spoonbills, Red-Crowned Cranes, White-naped Cranes, Hooded Cranes, Swan Goose, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Crested Ibis and Oriental White Stork. This poster will help to be understood their current status and challenged tasks and the present and future cooperation for conservation of the birds in this region.

Promotion of Qualitative Economy in the Zone of UNESCO´s International Protected Areas

This workshop will propose the direction and contents for promoting qualitative economy in the zone of UNECSO´s international protected areas through sustainable use, and will present some outstanding cases on this matter. And then, the following two issues will be sought.
1) the development direction of environmentally friendly agriculture with a special reference to the production plan of environmentally friendly agricultural products including designed agriculture such as black color agriculture and black food in the zone of UNESCO´s international protected areas in Jeju.

Vertebrate biodiversity and key mammalian species status of selected national parks of Pakistan

Protected Areas are recognized as an important tool in conserving biodiversity. These systems vary considerably from country to country, depending on priorities, and national needs, and on

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