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IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN WCPA Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship Specialist Group 2017-2020
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Fundación Mar Adentro ( FMA ) / Chile
Bundesamt für Naturschutz ( BfN ) / Germany
Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental ( SPDA ) / Peru
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2017-2020 (WCPA)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
QLF Atlantic Center for the Environment
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Capacity-buildingOffered a full-day training on privately protected areas, based on the 2018 IUCN Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas, at the IIIrd Latin American and Caribbean Protected Areas Congress, Lima, Peru, October 2019.Completed
Capacity-buildingWith support of Fundación Mar Adentro, translated the PPA Guidelines to Spanish, launched at the regional protected areas congress in Lima in October. See link to the publication below.Completed
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessMaintaining a dedicated website,, and dedicated online newsletter, The Stivardr. Speaking at national and regional conferences. Contributions to IUCN's Protecting the Planet newsletter. On-going
Scientific/technical activitiesConvened a workshop to develop training materials and strategy, based on the PPA Guidelines, on Vilm Island in April, 2019, hosted by Bundesamt für Naturschutz.Completed
Scientific/technical activitiesThe IUCN WCPA specialist group maintains an email discussion group on PPAs. A core group convenes monthly to discuss needs, issues and strategy. On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
We continue to build on the 2018 achievement of producing IUCN Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas by bringing the material out to wider audiences. This is taking the form of offering training events, developing online training materials (scheduled to go live in 2020), translating the Guidelines into multiple languages, and providing advice on PPAs to governments, NGOs, landholders and others on request. This has contributed to growth in the capacity for and extent of PPAs. The term "privately protected area"--formalized in the 2016 resolution--continues to grow in acceptance.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
The only challenge has been to find the volunteer time to work on the guidelines extension and training and finding the finances to continue and expand the work to match the need.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Capacity-buildingTranslations of the Guidelines for Privately Protected Areas into French and Portuguese are in final review stages and should be launched in 2020.
Capacity-buildingWe will offer a two-day training based on the Guidelines at the Congress of the International Land Conservation Network in Catalonia in April, 2020. We have been accepted to organize a conservation campus on PPAs at the World Conservation Campus in Marseille in June. We expect to post video training modules and other materials on private in mid-2020.
Scientific/technical activities
Scientific/technical activitiesThe IUCN WCPA specialist group will continue to provide advice on PPAs to governments, NGOs, landholders and others on request.
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