The IUCN Congress, Marseilles and the UN Biodiversity Summit, Kunming

Dr Ross Jeffree, NPA Southern Sydney Branch and State Council

NPA has recently rejoined the IUCN as an Associate Member of the IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). The IUCN is a source of international consensus on conservation, guidance on issues of relevance to NPA priorities and emerging positions which are worthy of consideration.
Two globally important conservation meetings have recently taken place this year: The IUCN World Conservation Congress, 3-11 September, Marseilles, setting the nature conservation agenda for the next decade and beyond; and the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15, Part 1), 11-15 October, Kunming, China. COP-15, Part 2, will be Face-to-Face Meetings (25 April-8 May 2022). This second and resumed part of these COP-15 meetings is expected to include the finalisation and adoption of the post 2020 global biodiversity framework.

IUCN Protected Area Themes: Geology

Carly Chabal, Intern, National Parks Association of NSW

World Heritage listing is not just for biodiversity and iconic plants and animals, it is also for the protection and celebration of special landscape features and special and interesting geological features.