Intl nature conservation agency announces new Green List sites

Intl nature conservation agency announces new Green List sites


Zhu Chunquan (R), head of China Nature Initiatives at the World Economic Forum, poses for a photo with Stewart MaGinnis, deputy director-general for programmes in IUCN, after receiving the IUCN Green List certificates of the 11 protected areas in China, on Dec 10, 2022. [Photo by Liu Yinmeng/]

MONTREAL – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced here on Saturday that it has added another 16 protected areas to its Green List.

The new batch contains 11 protected areas in China, including Qianjiangyuan National Park in the eastern province of Zhejiang and the famous Huangguoshu Scenic Area in southwestern province of Guizhou.

The international community can learn from China”s eco-civilization practice, James Hardcastle, head of IUCN’s protected and conserved areas team, told Xinhua.

“We cannot do anything but support, and work, and help, and learn from China on how it is managing nature, conservation areas, national parks, nature reserves, and so on,” he said.

The IUCN Green List honors successful nature conservation worldwide. A protected or conserved area that reaches its standard is certified and recognized as achieving ongoing results for people and nature in a fair and effective way.