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,
Protected area policy advice
Protected area investment
Global Action.
Total equity 2 400 members, 140 countries
Parent IUCN
Divisions America, Africa, Asia, & Europe
Website IUCN website

The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is one of six commissions of the IUCN (World Conservation Union).[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.

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