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IUCN Governance primer

For a first glance, and getting started, take a look at the IUCN Governance primer here in English, en français and en español.

Governance Stream at the World Parks Congress

Learn here about the results of the Governance Stream at the World Parks Congress of Sydney, 2014, co-organised by the Global Protected Areas Programme. The overall Conclusions of the Stream, identified three core areas of work as well as twenty specific initiatives for taking action.

Governance for the Conservation of Nature

“Governance for the Conservation of Nature”, Chapter 7 in: Protected Area Governance and Management, edited by Graeme L. Worboys, Michael Lockwood, Ashish Kothari, Sue Feary and Ian Pulsford, published in 2015 by ANU Press, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.


Desktop review: All assessment work is preceded by a desktop review phase where specific information is gathered which assists the assessment process.  Guidelines are taken from the Governance of Protected Areas: From understanding to action – Volume 20 of the IUCN Best Practice in Protected Areas Guidelines Series.  

Capacity building on governance/training of facilitators: 1-2 days depending on the tool and context.


Governance Type A

Equitable governance in China: The Huangshan Scenic Area

Governance Type B

Shared governance and innovation in Peru

Governance Type C

Privately Protected Areas – Kenyan site Ol Pejeta

Governance Type D

The Kawawana ICCA in Senegal


Governance for the conservation of nature

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The World Parks Congress Stream on Enhancing Diversity, Quality and Vitality of Governance

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Enhancing governance of protected and conserved areas – An agenda for action

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