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What is the Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas?

The IUCN Green List is a programme by the IUCN to recognise, promote and encourage fairly governed and effectively managed protected and conserved areas. The programme aims to elevate the values of protected and conserved areas for their important ecological and social functions and to stimulate increased investments to build capacity and leadership towards effective management of protected and conserved areas

More information on the Green List is available here.

A national Expert Assessment Group for the Green List (EAGL) was established in October 2017. Over 2018, the Malaysian EAGL reviewed the Green List global standard (which comprises 4 components with 17 criteria and 50 generic indicators) and adapted the indicators to suit the local context in Malaysia.

The EAGL subsequently conducted national, state and grassroots consultative meetings to review and receive feedback from stakeholders on the adapted global Green List standard. The resulting adapted Green List standard for Malaysia was finalised and submitted to the IUCN Green List Committee at the end of 2018 and was approved in early 2019.

Download the latest adapted standard in English and Bahasa Malaysia.

The IUCN Green List Programme is now welcoming submissions from governance authorities of protected and conserved areas that are ready to commit to demonstrating excellence in the conservation impact of protected and conserved areas across the nation. Interested parties may apply direct at http://iucn.force.com/greenlist or alternatively, contact the IUCN Green List Secretariat.  

For further information:
Tan Hao Jin, IUCN Green List Secretariat for Malaysia,
c/o WWF-Malaysia,
Tel: 088-262420
Email: hjtan@wwf.org.my