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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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Anglais
Protected areas
Russe
охраняемый район
Espagnol
espacios protegidos
Arabe
منطقة محمية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with espace protégé

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with espace protégé. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention sur la diversité biologique
Convention sur la conservation des espèces migratrices
Accord sur la conservation des oiseaux d'eau migrateurs d'Afrique-Eurasie
Traité international sur les ressources phytogénétiques pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture
La Convention du patrimoine mondial
Convention de Ramsar
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Convention d'Abidjan
Convention de Nouméa
Convention de Cartagena
Convention de Minamata sur le mercure

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

Protected Areas and the Ecosystem Approach