- Replicating work on Key Biodiversity Areas to identify areas needing protection for the ecosystem services they provide;
- Growing concern about and activism against those protected areas that do not respect the rights of indigenous peoples, and the need for WCPA to address the issues directly and equitably;
- Need to look beyond 2020 and setting of new targets for global conservation.
The World Commission on Protected Areas has over 2,700 expert members worldwide. It works though 24 specialist groups and task forces supported by a small staff at the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme.