WWF and IUCN partner for protected areas
WWF Director General Marco Lambertini shakes hands with Inger Andersen, Director General of IUCN at a reception announcing the partnership.
WWF and IUCN have committed to promote the role of protected areas (PAs) in achieving sustainable development over the next 10 years. The partnership aims to increase, to at least 1,000, the number of PAs reaching IUCN Green List quality standards, to mobilize US$2 billion of new funding for eﬀective PA management, and generate at least 20 ambitious new PA commitments among communities, governments and other organizations for biodiversity protection and the Sustainable Development Goals. The partnership was announced on the ﬁrst anniversary of the Sydney IUCN World Parks Congress in November 2014, which agreed to invest in protected areas for their role in helping halt biodiversity loss, mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve food and water security and reduce the risk and impact of disasters.