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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.

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Reports & Research
January 2018
Australia
Brazil
Canada
United States of America

Declines in global biodiversity due to land conversion and habitat loss are driving a "Sixth Mass Extinction" and many countries currently fall short of meeting even nominal land protection targets to mitigate this crisis. Here, we quantify the potential contribution of Indigenous lands to biodiversity conservation using case studies of Australia, Brazil and Canada.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2017
Southern Africa

Complex couplings and feedback among climate, fire, and herbivory drive short- and long-term patterns of land cover change (LCC) in savanna ecosystems. However, understanding of spatial and temporal LCC patterns in these environments is limited, particularly for semi-arid regions transitional between arid and more mesic climates.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2017
Cambodia
Myanmar
Vietnam

The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) co-hosted the “Mekong Region Customary Tenure Workshop” on 7-9 March 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. This report outlines the main findings of the workshop, illustrated by some statements and case studies as presented by participants.

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2017
Latvia
Lithuania
Belarus

The article considers the role and importance of the borderline position of the Belarusian-Lithuanian region, which influences the transformation processes of territorial structures.

Regulations
November 2017
Kenya

These Regulations implement provisions of the Land Act, 2012, with respect to a variety of matters including administration of public land and private land, conversion of freehold or leasehold tenure, compulsory acquisition, settlement programmes, easements and analogous rights, and evictions from unlawfully occupied public land.The National Land Commission shall keep and maintain a data base o

Regulations
October 2017
United Kingdom

These Regulations make provision for the selection, designation, registration and notification of sites to be protected under the Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora. These Regulations also implement aspects of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

Regulations
October 2017
Turkey

This Regulation amends Article 11 regarding standards for monumental tree and Article 17 regarding registration and announcement procedures for natural sites and natural assets.

Amends: Regulation on procedures and principles of determination, registration and approval of protected areas. (2012-07-19)

Regulations
September 2017
Ireland

These Regulations amend the European Communities (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Agriculture) Regulations 2011 in various provisions relating to, among other things, application for a screening decision, documents that shall accompany the application, the follow-up on a decisions by the Minister and information for the environmental impact statement.

Legislation
July 2017
Spain

La presente Ley del Suelo y de los Espacios Naturales Protegidos de Canarias, tiene por objeto regular en el ámbito de la Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias: 1) El régimen jurídico general de los recursos naturales, en particular del suelo, la ordenación del territorio y la ordenación urbanística; 2) La coordinación de las políticas públicas relativas a la planificación y gestión del territorio y a

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