[Coral-List] IUCN unveils Green List of Protected Areas
RichardPDunne at aol.com
Wed Nov 19 16:44:07 EST 2014
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) unveiled its
Green List of 23 sites at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia.
James Hardcastle is leading the Green List project for the IUCN.
CHAGOS MARINE PROTECTED AREA < WON'T BE GETTING ON THE GREEN LIST FOR A
Green List sites are also judged on how they treat people who have
historically lived in or used the land — addressing human-rights
advocates’ concerns that protected areas often exclude indigenous people.
This exclusion is still happening in some areas. For example, in 2010
the United Kingdom set up a marine reserve around the Chagos Islands in
the Indian Ocean. The islands’ original inhabitants, who were evicted in
the early 1970s to make way for a US military base, are effectively
barred from accessing the area by protected-area restrictions.
“This is one site that won’t be getting on to the Green List for a
while,” says Hardcastle.
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