25 areas in eight countries
IUCN will soon announce new sites on the IUCN Green List, which currently counts 25 protected and conserved areas. Discover the IUCN Green List areas here!
By giving recognition to well-managed and well-governed protected and conserved areas, the IUCN Green List aims to increase the number of natural areas delivering long-lasting conservation results for people and nature.
How it works
Sites join the IUCN Green List by committing to achieving its standard. They become certified once they demonstrate a high bar of environmental and social performance. The IUCN Green List Standard addresses four themes: good governance, sound design and planning, effective management, and positive conservation outcomes.
The process from application to certification can take up to five years. During that time, sites are regularly evaluated and reviewed against a set of demanding criteria. Enrolled sites therefore benefit from expert guidance on how to improve their performance and impacts. They also become part of a network, fostering exchange and learning among conservation practitioners.
- Lista Verde de Áreas Protegidas y Conservadas de la UICN (IUCN South America regional office)
- La Liste Verte (Comité Français)
- The IUCN Green List page on the PAPACO website (English), with a video of Béatrice Chataigner explaining the Green List (in French).