protected areas related News | Land Portal

protected areas

Protected areas refer to areas of at least 1,000 hectares as scientific and natural reserves and strict nature reserves, national parks of national and international reputation, natural monuments and landscapes.

Displaying 13 - 24 of 37
9 March 2022
Indonesia
  • For years, people have settled illegally in national parks around Indonesia, clearing the land and farming it in the hope they will eventually be granted legal title to it.
1 March 2022
Tajikistan

Main photo: Dushanbe, capital city of Tajikistan. Image: Shutterstock/Vershinin89

2 March 2022
China
Pakistan

Main photo banner: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar chairs a meeting of the cabinet on Tuesday. — Screengrab via Govt of Punjab Twitter

LAHORE: The Punjab cabinet on Tuesday approved leasing out of state land for corporate farming under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

25 January 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Armed men, including two dressed in police uniform, attacked the home of Congolese lawyer Timothée Mbuya earlier this month and told family members they were sent to kill him.
2 March 2021
Senegal

Neuf nouvelles forêts, pour une superficie totale de 84 mille 726 ha, sont classées dans les régions de Kolda, Matam, Tambacounda et Sédhiou. Cette décision du chef de l’Etat vise à consolider le Plans Sénégal émergent vert (Pse vert) et la réalisation du projet continental de la Grande muraille verte.

27 November 2021
Sri Lanka

Govt. has declared our ancestral lands as wildlife reserve areas, say farmers

In Chundikulam village, located on the eastern tip of Jaffna Peninsula, farmers are facing a peculiar challenge.

25 November 2020
China
Bhutan
India

Sandwiched between China and India, the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours square up for supremacy.

A close ally of India, Bhutan got a shock when China made sudden new claims in the summer - over a wildlife sanctuary in the east of the country, on land that had not been considered disputed.

Nepal: Indigenous peoples the silent victims of country’s conservation ‘success story’
9 August 2021
Nepal

Nepal’s Indigenous peoples have suffered a litany of human rights violations over the past five decades as a result of abusive conservation policies, said Amnesty International and the Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC), in a new report published today.

Why it’s time we woke up and listened to the ocean
8 June 2021
Tanzania

The importance of protecting biodiversity is not lost on Tanzanians. Our country is well known for its incredible beauty and diverse ecosystems: home to an incredible 24 percent of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.

Casinos, condos and sugar cane: How a Cambodian national park is being sold down the river
4 May 2021
Cambodia
  • Botum Sakor National Park in southern Cambodia has lost at least 30,000 hectares of forest over the past three decades.
  • Decades of environmental degradation go back to the late 1990s when the Cambodian government began handing out economic land concessions for the development of commercial plantations and tourist infrastructure.
Two children on bicycles on an unpaved road in green field
15 April 2021
Cambodia
  • Since 2009, Cambodia has had a legal process by which Indigenous communities can obtain legal title to their traditional land.
  • Of around 455 Indigenous communities in Cambodia, 33 have been granted land titles.
The Phnom Penh Post
11 May 2020
Cambodia

Fourteen people have been identified for inciting more than 70 villagers to burn down two ranger stations in Taveng commune, Taveng district, Ratanakkiri province. District officials will bring the case to court, said Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesman Neth Pheaktra.

Organizations

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation

We are the world’s first environmental trust fund, established in 1992 as a collaborative venture between the Royal Government of Bhutan, United Nations Development Program, and World Wildlife Fund. An endowment of US$20 million was set up as an innovative mechanism to finance conservation programs over the long term in Bhutan. Donors to the trust fund include the World Wildlife Fund and the Global Environment Facility, the governments of Bhutan, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.

DOPA_logo

DOPA is a biodiversity information system developed by the JRC that functions as a tool for assessing, monitoring and forecasting biodiversity status and trends. It is made up of a set of interoperable web services developed by the JRC, using data from international organisations such as the World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, among others.

Ecology Crossroads Logo

Ecology Crossroads is a Kentucky-based non-profit organization (EIN: 61-1259384) established in 1994. Their mission is to promote environmental and social well-being through initiatives supporting Indigenous communities and biodiversity conservation. They achieve this by:

Fundraising: Accepting donations for environmental, Indigenous, and social causes.

Project Management: Distributing funds through professionally organized programs and projects.

Indigenous Empowerment: Helping Indigenous communities secure funding for ecosystem services and develop professional conservation and forestry skills.

elaw

The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) helps communities speak out for clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet. We are a global alliance of attorneys, scientists and other advocates collaborating across borders to promote grassroots efforts to build a sustainable, just future.

natural areas association logo

The Natural Areas Association is the only national, non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the support and advancement of the community of natural areas professionals.

Together, we envision a world where science-based conservation is the bedrock of protecting the beauty and wonder of nature.

Protected_Planet_LOGO

Protected Planet is the most up to date and complete source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities. It is managed by the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA).

Share this page