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IUCN leads call for biodiversity in Bali

 

14 Dec 2007 | News story

"Four Factors" poster

“Four factors: The problems of development and globalization.”

3 December 2007 – The Embassy of France in Vietnam in collaboration with Université de Tous Les Savoirs – UTLS and The World Conservation Union have organized six special workshops on that address the theme: “Global changes and problems of globalization” …  

03 Dec 2007 | News story

Manta Ray

New ocean threats underline need for urgent action to protect the high seas

Marine policy experts today warned that a crisis situation is developing in oceans that will require urgent measures and stronger international law to avoid catastrophic declines in ocean productivity …  

24 Oct 2007 | International news release

brain coral (lobophyllia)

Une nouvelle loi Mer pour la France !

A la veille du Grenelle de l’environnement et du premier colloque national sur les aires marines protégées, le Comité français de l’UICN publie un nouveau rapport indiquant que l’heure est venue pour l’Etat français d’adopter une loi Mer. Avec le deuxième domaine maritime au monde, la France a d’importantes responsabilités pour la préservation de la biodiversité marine mais sa législation peine à y répondre en étant trop sectorielle et complexe, sans vision d’ensemble pour sa protection.
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23 Oct 2007 | News story

Fish Harvest

Second Global Conference on Large Marine Ecosystems hails progress towards transboundary fisheries management in Africa

Two African Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) projects, part of the global LME movement supported by the Global Environment Facility and a host of international organisations, including IUCN, are the first to have successfully established innovative, ministerial level, ecosystem-based Commissions to oversee the recovery, development and sustainability of their goods and services. …  

17 Sep 2007 | News story

Shark Depredation and Unwanted
Bycatch in Pelagic Longline Fisheries

Shark Depredation and Unwanted Bycatch in Pelagic Longline Fisheries

Shark Depredation and Unwanted Bycatch in Pelagic Longline Fisheries …  

07 Sep 2007 | Downloads - publication

Economic Valuation workshop participants,Cape Town

IUCN host workshop on Economic Valuation of LMEs at GEF International Waters Conference

Economic Valuation (EV) is a practical tool that can be used within a business approach to ecosystem management. It can be applied in a multitude of different ways but is commonly used to assess potential benefits and costs, and to identify potential stakeholders and threats. At the end of July 2007, IUCN offered participants at the GEF Fourth Biennial International Waters Conference the chance to attend a workshop to learn more about this tool applied in the context of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs). …  

06 Sep 2007 | News story

Thunus obesus or Bigeye tuna

Self-assessment of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations: are they on track?

Though Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) and their members face conflicting pressures, if they do not take steps now to better manage fish stocks, these resources will continue to decline to the detriment of the ocean’s wellbeing, food security and human health. IUCN believes that all RFMOs should conduct self-assessments this year or next and include a review of how each RFMO accepts scientific advice and incorporates that advice into its conservation and management measures. …  

21 Aug 2007 | News story

Andrea Athanas presenting IUCN's statement to the UN CSD

Linking energy, ecosystems and livelihoods at UN CSD15

IUCN delivered a statement and released a position paper urging the CSD to link energy, ecosystems and livelihoods for sustainable development. …  

02 May 2007 | News story

Deep-sea catch

28 recommendations on deep-sea fisheries

IUCN was part of the Expert Consultation on deep-sea fisheries on the high seas who have recently released a report of conclusions and recommendations to deep-sea fisheries on the high seas. Among them was recognition that spatial and temporal management tools such as Marine Protected Areas are particularly useful in data-poor situations such as encountered in the deep seas. …  

24 Apr 2007 | News story