IUCN Green List of Protected Areas

Prof Hockings developed the concept for an IUCN Green List of Protected Areas as a means to establish global standards of effective and equitable management of protected areas. Working with IUCN and other partners, the concept was piloted in eight countries in the lead-up to the World Parks Congress in 2014. The Green List provides an evidence-based method to independently assess performance of protected areas against the standard and to recognise those that have achieved all the criteria in the standard.

IUCN has received a substantial grant (over 2 million Euro) from the German Government to support the current development phase of the Green List which is operating in 20 countries.

Project members

Professor Marc Hockings

Emeritus Professor
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences