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A clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values. (Source: IUCN)

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espace protégé
охраняемый район
espacios protegidos
Chinese, Simplified
منطقة محمية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with protected area

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with protected area. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on Migratory Species
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
World Heritage Convention
Ramsar Convention
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Abidjan Convention
Noumea Convention
Cartagena Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury