WCPA Annual Report

The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) is a complex commission within the IUCN, consisting of protected areas experts from around the world. With over 2,500 members in 140 countries, WCPA makes a significant impact through its themes, regions, Specialist Groups, Task Forces, and publications. Since 1958, WCPA has influenced global conservation by advocating for area-based conservation and providing expertise on protected areas topics. In 2022, they compiled highlights from their work to showcase their breadth and influence. Annual reports were submitted by Chairs of regional, thematic, Specialist Group, and Task Force divisions, demonstrating the extensive activities and achievements. The document includes feature stories highlighting proud accomplishments and individual accounts from various groups. This provides readers with a glimpse into WCPA’s work and dedication to advancing area-based conservation worldwide.