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CaMPAM Coordinators receive Fred Packard Award

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 11:09 PM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

The Fred Packard Award for outstanding service to protected areas was awarded to Ms. Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri and Dr. Georgina Bustamante on September 3, 2016 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. The award was in recognition of their contributions to the development of the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Managers (CaMPAM) Network.

The award is presented every four years by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme, usually at the IUCN’s World Conservation Congress.

Ms. Vanzella-Khouri is the Programme Officer for the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Programme within the Caribbean Environment Programme, which is coordinated by the Regional Coordination Unit of UNEP, based in Kingston, Jamaica. Dr. Bustamante is the Coordinator of the CaMPAM Network.

campam-award-recipients-at-iucn-wcc-2016From left to right: Ms. Alessandra Vanzella-Khouri, Dr. Georgina Bustamante, Dr. Kathy Mackinnon (Chair, WCPA), and Mr. Trevor Sandwith (Director, IUCN GPAP).

Read more about all the 2016 merit awards presented by IUCN WCPA.

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PARKS Journal Launches Website

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 10:04 AM
posted by Lloyd Gardner

PARKS, the International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, recently launched a website dedicated solely to making its contents more easily accessible to the public. The Journal contains information that enhances understanding of the economic, social, and environmental benefits provided by protected areas to local communities and national economies. PARKS is published by the World Commission on Protected Areas “twice a year as an online, open-access and peer reviewed journal”. Visit the website to get current and past issues of the Journal, and to find out how to submit articles for publication.


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Contribution to sustainable development
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