Putting Nature on the Map
By SuperUser Account 13 Jun 2013
The IUCN NCUK project 'Putting Nature on the Map' (PNOTM) is now in receipt of funding support from WWF-UK and Scottish Natural Heritage which will enable phases 3 and 4 of the project to take place in 2013/14.
The project aims to assign IUCN Protected Area Management Categories (the global standard) to all UK sites that meet the IUCN definition of a protected area and to achieve greater coverage of such UK sites on the World Database of Protected Areas.
This will include in particular, sites owned or managed by NGOs which currently do not feature on the WDPA. The first of these data sets - over 200 wildlife reserves cared for by the Scottish Wildlife Trust - have now been submitted to the WDPA via the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) in Cambridge. It is hoped that the completed database will be ready in time for the IUCN World Parks Congress in November 2014. The PNOTM project is interested in all kinds of 'protected areas' for nature conservation including privately owned ones and those managed by individuals, companies and communities.
Do contact the NCUK Secretariat if you know of any such sites which could meet the global standard. You can follow the progress of the PNOTM project by clicking here
which will take you to the latest documents and results.