In my first one and a half week as EU Coordinator, I have seen some confusion about adding new areas to the WWFF program. We can´t run a global Flora Fauna Program without rules. From my point of view, we have a few simple rules in World Wide Flora Fauna. Most of them from the very beginning. See: GLOBAL RULES. In this Article I will try to sort out a few issues and questions.
1.When does an area qualify for a new number ?
Most of the areas qualifying for WWFF can be found at https://www.protectedplanet.net/
Not all areas in Protected Planet can be used, it has to be in one of the following Categories :
IUCN (Catagoty Ia to VI)
Natural World Heritage Sites
Marine Protected Areas
Each National Program can adopt up to 200 new references per calendar year.
The National Coordinator in each Contry have the mandate to decide which areas.
Activators have to apply proposals for new refs to their National Coordinator. Continue reading