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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)

Portions of land protected by special restrictions and laws for the conservation of the natural environment. They include large tracts of land set aside for the protection of wildlife and its habitat; areas of great natural beauty or unique interest; areas containing rare forms of plant and animal life; areas representing unusual geologic formation; places of historic and prehistoric interest; areas containing ecosystems of special importance for scientific investigation and study; and areas which safeguard the needs of the biosphere. (Source:GEMET- DODERO / WPR)

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English
protected area
French
espace protégé
Ruso
охраняемый район
Árabe
منطقة محمية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with espacios protegidos

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with espacios protegidos. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica
Convenio de Basilea
Convención sobre la conservación de las especies migratorias
Acuerdo sobre la Conservación de las Aves Acuáticas Migratorias Afro-euroasiáticas
Tratado Internacional sobre los Recursos Fitogenéticos para la Alimentación y la Agricultura
Convención sobre la Protección del Patrimonio Mundial
Convención de Ramsar
Protocolo ZEPIM
Protocolo Offshore
Convenio de Abidjan
Convenio de Noumea
Cartagena Convention
Convenio de Minamata

Multimedia

In situ conservation - Protecting the Protected Areas: Partnering to Expand the Most Precious 17% of the Planet

Protected Areas and the Ecosystem Approach