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Legal Framework for Protected Areas: New South Wales (Australia) I IUCN

This case study focuses on the legal framework for protected areas in the state of New South Wales,
Australia. New South Wales, in common with other Australian states and territories, is party to
arrangements for the establishment of the National Reserve System. The case study sets out the range
of protected areas that have been established in New South Wales, canvasses the relevant legislation
and discusses management processes. It includes a discussion of the involvement of Aboriginal people

Legal Tools to Support Connectivity Conservation and Strategies for Transboundary Conservation - Readings, Resources and Presentation

Here you will find a list of resources, readings and presentation of the third session of the March NBSAP Forum Webinar Series (more info:

• Dudley, N. (Editor) (2008). Guidelines for Applying Protected Area Management Categories. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN (pages 11-23) -

Data Collation by the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT)

The data presented by the IBAT Alliance involves an impressive collation effort by some of the most important international biodiversity conservation organisations. These data have been carefully curated and are underpinned by vast networks of experts, robust processes and quality standards that have been developed and improved over the past five decades.

The rest of this article is included as an attachment for download.

IBAT to Assess Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

IBAT (the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool) is an innovative tool designed to facilitate access to a range of global and national data layers, such as protected area boundaries, biological information about habitat and species diversity indices, and key areas for biodiversity, which can be useful for research and conservation planning purposes.

IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning

The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool - IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning is an innovative tool designed to facilitate access to a range of global and national data layers for non-commercial use.

It presents information on species from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, Protected Areas from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) and on Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) from the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas.

IBAT Country Profiles

The IBAT Country Profile tool can be reached through the IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning portal ( It delivers nationally relevant data that are disaggregated from global datasets, to support conservation planning and reporting.

Spreadsheet Data Used in WWF Discussion Paper: Using Public Data Platforms To Assess Deforestation Risks Within Jurisdictions I January 2017

Countless companies, governments, NGOs, and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations have collectively committed to eliminate deforestation from major agricultural commodity production. While this global ambition shows great promise, considerable challenges lie ahead. In particular, these challenges include both a lack of transparency and traceability within commodity supply chains and the issue of illegality across production landscapes, which can leave stakeholders vulnerable to a number of economic, social, and environmental risks.

Landscape of REDD+ Aligned Finance in Côte d’Ivoire

The Landscape of REDD+ Aligned Finance in Côte d’Ivoire identifies the nature and volume of domestic and international public finance that was contributing to limiting deforestation and encouraging sustainable land use in the country in 2015. It provides a baseline against which to measure progress towards the levels of investment required to drive sustainable agriculture and reforestation. It also identifies opportunities to increase finance available for implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy.

MDF Leadership & People Management training in Laos

Everyone can be a leader! Learn how to use your leadership qualities for greater personal and organsiational achievement. Sign up now for the Leadership and People Management training in Vientiane, Laos between 27 Feb to 2 Mar 2017.

At the end of this course you will have:
• A clearer picture about your personal leadership style, how you can lead yourself and others


Over the past 40 years, governments and non-governmental organizations alike have made unprecedented investments in the establishment of protected areas around the world. As the first decade of the 21st Century comes to a close, emerging drivers of change are transforming our concept of protected areas – what they are and what they should do. Protected areas are expected to do more – in terms of their ecological, social and economic contributions than ever before.

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