Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series

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Tourism and visitor management in protected areas

Protected areas are a key component of any global conservation strategy. Tourism provides a crucial and unique way of fostering visitors’ connection with protected area values, making it a potentially positive force for  conservation.

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2018
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Guidelines for privately protected areas

These guidelines address planning and management of privately protected areas (or PPAs) and the guidance is aimed principally at practitioners and policy makers, who are or may be involved with PPAs.

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2018
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Guidelines for management planning of protected areas (Georgian version)

A management plan is a document which sets out the management approach and goals, together with a framework for decision making, to apply in a specific protected area over a given period of time.

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2008
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Tools for measuring, modelling, and valuing ecosystem services

Increasing interest in measuring, modelling and valuing ecosystem services (ES), the benefits that ecosystems provide to people, has resulted in the development of an array of ES assessment tools in recent years. Selecting an appropriate tool for measuring and modelling ES can be challenging.

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2018
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Governança de áreas protegidas

Este volume defende que uma governança apropriada ao contexto e simultaneamente “boa” é essencial para a conservação efetiva e equitativa.

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2017
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Large-scale marine protected areas

Although focused on aiding managers, these Guidelines are for anyone involved in supporting LSMPAs or the communities that hold an interest in them.

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2017
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Áreas protegidas urbanas

Como nossas cidades continuam crescendo, não devemos abandonar a proteção de áreas naturais às pressões da urbanização, e sim defender esses lugares, e realmente tentar criar novos espaços para a natureza dentro do tecido urbano – inclusive dentro dos centros das cidades.

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2017
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Guidelines for applying protected area management categories including IUCN WCPA best practice guidance on recognising protected areas and assigning management categories and governance types (Chinese version)

The IUCN protected area management categories is a core document for the development, reporting and understanding of protected areas worldwide.

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2016
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Adapting to climate change

The world’s climate is changing rapidly and protected areas are an increasingly important component of national and international climate change adaptation strategies.

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2016
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Wilderness protected areas

The purpose of these first-ever international Guidelines for managing wilderness (Category 1b) has been to impress upon you the challenges involved in managing wilderness, while also clarifying the essential techniques, protocols, and mindset required of a good, efficient, adaptable, and visionar

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2016
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Aires protégées urbaines

Jusqu’à récemment, les conservationnistes se préoccupaient peu des aires protégées urbaines. Il faut défendre ces lieux et s’efforcer de créer de nouveaux espaces naturels au sein du tissu urbain, y compris dans les centres-villes.

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2016
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Transboundary conservation : a systematic and integrated approach

Approximately one-third of all terrestrial high-biodiversity sites straddle national land borders, yet few man-made boundaries are fixed, and international boundaries often alter over time or disappear altogether.

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2015
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Restauración ecológica para áreas protegidas : principios, directrices y buenas prácticas

Esta publicación proporciona una orientación para los gestores de áreas protegidas terrestres, marinas y de agua dulce, tanto a nivel de sistemas como de sitios, con respecto a la restauración de los valores naturales de la áreas protegidas y otros valores asociados.

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2014
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Gobernanza de áreas protegidas : de la comprensión a la acción

La presente publicación argumenta que una gobernanza que es apropriada al contexto y de buena calidad es de crucial importancia para la conservación eficaz y equitativa.

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2014
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Gouvernance des aires protégées : de la compréhension à l'action

Cette publication affirme qu'une gouvernance qui est à la fois adaptée au contexte et bonne est essentielle pour une conservation efficace et équitable.

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2014
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Urban protected areas : profiles and best practice guidelines

As our cities continue to grow, we should defend the protection of natural areas and even try to create new space for nature within this urban fabric.

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2014
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Guidelines for applying protected area management categories including IUCN WCPA best practice guidance on recognising protected areas and assigning management categories and governance types

The IUCN protected area management categories is a core document for the development, reporting and understanding of protected areas worldwide.

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2013
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Governance of protected areas : from understanding to action

This volume argues that governance that is both appropriate to the context and “good” is crucial for effective and equitable conservation. This applies to all kinds of protected areas and other conserved areas, in terrestrial, inland waters, coastal and marine environments.

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2013
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Restauration écologique pour les aires protégées : principes, lignes directrices et bonnes pratiques

Cette publication fournit aux gestionnaires d’aires protégées terrestres, marines et d’eau douce des orientations quant à la restauration de leurs valeurs naturelles et autres, aussi bien au niveau du système que du site.

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2012
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Indigenous and local communities and protected areas : towards equity and enhanced conservation (Arabic version)

Conventional approaches to managing protected areas have often seen people and nature as separate entities. They preclude human communities from using natural resources and assume that their concerns are incompatible with conservation.

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2004
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자연성지

Sacred sites are the oldest form of protected areas and many of them are very important biodiversity reservoirs.

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2012
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Sacred natural sites : guidelines for protected area managers (Japanese version)

Sacred sites are the oldest form of protected areas and many of them are very important biodiversity reservoirs.

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2008
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Ecological restoration for protected areas : principles, guidelines and best practices

This publication provides guidance for terrestrial, marine, and freshwater protected area managers at both system and site levels on the restoration of natural and associated values of protected areas.

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2012
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Application des catégories de gestion aux aires protégées : lignes directrices pour les aires marines

Toutefois, le nombre d’aires marines protégées (AMPs) étant bien inférieur à celui des aires protégées terrestres, le manque d’expérience complexifie le processus d’application des catégories aux AMP. L’application des catégories aux AMP a souvent été inexacte et contradictoire.

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2012
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Directrices para la aplicación de las categorías de gestión de áreas protegidas de la UICN en áreas marinas protegidas

Sin embargo, con el menor número de áreas protegidas marinas (AMPs) en comparación con las áreas protegidas terrestres, hay menos experiencia y comprensión de la aplicación de las categorías a las AMPs. La aplicación de las categorías a las AMPs ha sido a menudo imprecisa e inconsistente.

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2012
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Guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to marine protected areas

With the smaller number of marine protected areas (MPAs) compared with terrestrial protected areas, there is less experience and understanding of applying the categories to MPAs. Application of the categories to MPAs has often been inaccurate and inconsistent.

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2012
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Sites naturels sacrés : lignes directrices pour les gestionnaires d’aires protégées

Ces lignes directrices sont produites d’abord pour aider les gestionnaires d’aires protégées, particulièrement ceux dont les aires protégées, légalement établies, contiennent des sites sacrés à l’intérieur de leurs limites.

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2012
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Looduslikud pühapaigad : juhend kaitsealade valitsejatele

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2008
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Identification et analyse des lacunes des Zones clés de la biodiversité : cibles pour des systèmes complets d'aires protégées

Des zones importantes pour la conservation des oiseaux ainsi que des zones importantes pour les plantes ont déjà été identifiées dans plus de 170 pays.

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2011
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Lignes directrices pour la planification de la gestion des aires protégées

Un plan de gestion est un document qui établit l’approche de la gestion et ses objectifs et qui comprend aussi un cadre pour prendre des décisions, à appliquer dans l’aire protégée pendant une période donnée.

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2011
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Protected area staff training : guidelines for planning and management

Qualified, competent and committed staff are central to the success of protected areas. Training of protected area (PA) staff is more and more recognized as a vital component of efficient protected area management.

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2011
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Korunan Alanlarin Sürdürülebilir Finansmani: Güçlükler ve Seçenekler Üzerine Kapsamli Bir Degerlendirme

It has become clear during recent global deliberations on biodiversity conservation that achieving Protected Area (PA) financial sustainability will require major changes in the way that PA funding is conceptualized, captured and used.

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2006
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National system planning for protected areas (Chinese version)

A system plan is the design of a total reserve system covering the full range of ecosystems and communities found in a particular country, identifying the range of purposes of protected areas and the relationships among the system components (i.e.

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1998
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Planirovynie natsionalnoy sistemy okhranyaemykh prirodnykh territoriy

A system plan is the design of a total reserve system covering the full range of ecosystems and communities found in a particular country, identifying the range of purposes of protected areas and the relationships among the system components (i.e.

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1998
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Evaluating effectiveness : a framework for assessing the management of protected areas (Chinese version)

This publication proposes a framework for assessing management effectiveness, recognising the need for a variety of responses depending on needs and resources. It aims to help all those who wish to assess protected areas, both in suggesting what needs to be done and in providing some guidelines.

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2000
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Evaluating effectiveness : a framework for assessing the management of protected areas

This publication proposes a framework for assessing management effectiveness, recognising the need for a variety of responses depending on needs and resources. It aims to help all those who wish to assess protected areas, both in suggesting what needs to be done and in providing some guidelines.

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2000
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Transboundary protected areas for peace and co-operation : based on the proceedings of workshops held in Bormio (1998) and Gland (2000) (Chinese version)

Protected areas are vital for life on earth. They safeguard biological and cultural diversity, help to improve the livelihoods of local communities, provide the homelands for many indigenous peoples and bring countless benefits to society at large.

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2001
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Sustainable tourism in protected areas : guidelines for planning and management (Chinese version)

The link between protected areas and tourism is as old as the history of protected areas. Though the relationship is complex and sometimes adversarial, tourism is always a critical component to consider in the establishment and management of protected areas.

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2002
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Sustainable tourism in protected areas : guidelines for planning and management (Russian version)

The link between protected areas and tourism is as old as the history of protected areas. Though the relationship is complex and sometimes adversarial, tourism is always a critical component to consider in the establishment and management of protected areas.

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2002
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Management guidelines for IUCN category V protected areas, protected landscapes/seascapes (Chinese version)

Protected Landscapes (IUCN Protected Area Category V) are lived-in working landscapes.

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2002
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Lignes directrices pour la gestion des aires protégées de catégorie V de l´UICN : paysages terrestres et marins protégées

Protected Landscapes (IUCN Protected Area Category V) are lived-in working landscapes.

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2002
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Directrices de gestión para áreas protegidas de la Categoría V de la UICN : Paisajes terrestres y marinos protegidos

Protected Landscapes (IUCN Protected Area Category V) are lived-in working landscapes.

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2002
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Guidelines for management planning of protected areas (Japanese version)

A Management Plan is a document which sets out the management approach and goals, together with a framework for decision making, to apply in a specific protected area over a given period of time.

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2003
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Guidelines for management planning of protected areas (Chinese version)

A Management Plan is a document which sets out the management approach and goals, together with a framework for decision making, to apply in a specific protected area over a given period of time.

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2005
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Sustainable tourism in protected areas : guidelines for planning and management (Japanese version)

The link between protected areas and tourism is as old as the history of protected areas. Though the relationship is complex and sometimes adversarial, tourism is always a critical component to consider in the establishment and management of protected areas.

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2002
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Guidelines for management planning of protected areas (Arabic version) (لخطوط الارشادية للتخطيط الاداري للمناطق المحمية)

A Management Plan is a document which sets out the management approach and goals, together with a framework for decision making, to apply in a specific protected area over a given period of time.

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2003
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National system planning for protected areas (Arabic version) (ظام التخطيط الوطني للمناطق المحميه)

A system plan is the design of a total reserve system covering the full range of ecosystems and communities found in a particular country, identifying the range of purposes of protected areas and the relationships among the system components (i.e.

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1998
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Sacred natural sites : guidelines for protected area managers (Russian version)

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2008
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Sitios naturales sagrados: directrices para administradores de áreas protegidas

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2008
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Evaluation de l'efficacité : un cadre pour l'évaluation de l'efficacité de la gestion des aires protégées

The Framework for management effectiveness developed by the IUCN World Commission for Protected Areas was published in the first version of this Best Practice Guideline. It is further explained and interpreted, although not substantially altered, in this version.

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