Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change

Connecting Biodiversity and Climate Change

The Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat has produced a number of documents about biodiversity and climate change adaptation and mitigation in the context of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) deliberations. These and other recent publications by the CBD are available  for download, including a summary of CBD events at UNFCCC COP15. See the publications by the Convention on Biological Diversity...
IUCN Protected Area Categories

IUCN Protected Area Categories

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defined a protected area as: “A clearly defined geographical space, recognized, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values”.  In the IUCN Guidelines for Applying Protected Areas Management Categories, six major categories of protected areas are defined: I Strict protection [Ia) Strict nature reserve and Ib) Wilderness area] II Ecosystem conservation and protection (i.e., National park) III Conservation of natural features (i.e., Natural monument) IV Conservation through active management (i.e., Habitat/species management area) V Landscape/seascape conservation and recreation (i.e., Protected landscape/seascape) VI Sustainable use of natural resources (i.e., Managed resource protected area) Read the full Protected Area Category Guidelines...
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