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Message from the Chair
Dr Madhu Rao, Chair
Major News
Launch of the “A Guide to Inclusive, Equitable and Effective Implementation of Target 3 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework”
Supporting T3 implementation in the COMIFAC region
IUCN WCPA Steering Committee meeting and report
Global partnership for area-based conservation targets of the KMGBF
World Protected Areas Leaders Forum (WPALF) meeting
International Ranger Awards
Updates from Specialist Groups
Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) Specialist Group: New OECM Site-Level Identification Tool
Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group: Seeking Regional Coordinators
Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group: New WCPA Technical Report highlights best practices for addressing the impacts of transport infrastructure on biodiversity
Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group: Chinese Translation of Guidance Now Available
Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship Specialist Group: Portuguese Translation of Guidance Now Available 
Health & Well-Being Specialist Group: Raising awareness on GBF Target 12 
Climate Change Specialist Group: Upcoming Webinar
Freshwater Specialist Group: New Paper on “Making global targets local for freshwater protection”
Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas (CSVPA) Specialist Group: 16th Annual IPROMO Training Course and CSVPA Workshopp
Mountains Specialist Group: New Publication on a Decision Support Tool
Updates from WCPA Task Forces
New Task Force: Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement (PADDD)
Updates from WCPA Regions

Southeast Asia: Pahang, Malaysia gazettes 134,183ha of land for a new tiger reserve
Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Workshop on OECMs
In Memoriam: 
Remembering Dr. Rauno Väisänen (1956–2023)
Remembering Jim Thorsell (1940–2023)
Relevant publications by WCPA members
Relevant requests from WCPA members
WCPA Publications