World Commission on Protected Areas

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IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
Industry Nature conservation
Headquarters Gland, Switzerland
Area served
Key people
Kathy MacKinnon (chair)
Products IUCN Protected Areas Programme
Services Protected area planning, policy advice, and investment
Total equity 2,400 members, 140 countries
Parent IUCN
Divisions America, Africa, Asia, and Europe
Website IUCN website

The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is one of six commissions of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).[1] WCPA is the world's premier network of protected area expertise. It is administered by IUCN's Global Protected Areas Programme and has over 2,400 members, spanning 140 countries.

See also


  1. ^ "World Commission on Protected Areas". IUCN. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
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