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Nature-based solutions at European Development Days

IUCN will host the event Nature-based solution to development needs during this years' edition of the European Development Days, the annual high-level event on development aid organised by the European Commission.  …  

15 Nov 2013 | News story
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New report on European overseas MPAs coming soon

A new study by IUCN that aims to assess the current status of marine conservation in European Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) - with a specific focus on marine protected areas - will published soon by IUCN. …  

30 Oct 2013 | Article
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Bright spot workshop at IMPAC3 in Marseille

European overseas ‘bright spots’ highlighted in Marseille

IUCN, the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) and RARE facilitated a 'bright spot' exchange that showcased successful island conservation and sustainable livelihoods initiatives from across the globe and in European Overseas entities during the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress in Marseille. …  

29 Oct 2013 | Article
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Pitcairn Islands – the ocean’s best kept secret

Four and a half thousand kilometres north-east of New Zealand lies the world’s most remote group of islands – the Pitcairn Islands. The islands, which are a British Overseas Territory, are home to 50 people. They are surrounded by an exclusive economic zone of over 836,000 square kilometres, which hosts one of the best-preserved marine ecosystems on the planet. …  

25 Oct 2013 | News story

Marine Protected Areas cover almost 3% of the ocean

World nearing 3% of ocean protection

Marseille, France, 24 October 2013 – Marine protected areas now cover 2.8% of the global ocean – an area larger than Europe – according to the official map released today based on data provided by the World Database on Protected Areas, run by IUCN and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). …   | Spanish

24 Oct 2013 | International news release

The Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, is a large inlet in the eastern Pacific Ocean located along the northwestern coast of Mexico. Covering about 160,000 square kilometers, the Gulf of California covers 4,000 kilometers of coastline and reaches depths of over 3,000 meters.

There is hope for the ocean

Thirty one new Hope Spots - places that are critical to the health of the ocean - were announced yesterday by renowned oceanographer and IUCN Patron Sylvia Earle, a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance “Mission Blue” and IUCN, with the aim to scale up the marine protection necessary for a sustainable development of the ocean. …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story

Penguins in Cape Hallet, Antarctica

Are oceans a universal value? IUCN identifies gaps in marine World Heritage

Marseille, 22 October 2013 - A new IUCN report identifying gaps in marine World Heritage was launched today at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC). The study provides a road map to ensure the World Heritage Convention reflects the diversity of marine ecosystems in future nominations.   …  

22 Oct 2013 | News story

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IMPAC - 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress

21-25 October 2013, Marseille, France …  

21 Oct 2013 | Event

Lionfish held by diver

International plan launched to tackle invasive lionfish

The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) has launched a Regional Strategy for the Control of Invasive Lionfish in the Wider Caribbean. The organisation and its partners are also urging Caribbean countries to adopt a regional roadmap to control the introduced reef pest.  …  

17 Oct 2013 | Article
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Save the date -GPAP 23Aug2013

All eyes on Marseille: IMPAC3 to start soon

Every four years, the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC) brings together major maritime stakeholders from around the globe to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans. IUCN is the co-organizer of this year’s edition, IMPAC3, which will take place in Marseille (France) from 21 to 25 October 2013. …  

03 Oct 2013 | News story
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