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Direct value in marine and coastal ecosystem Seminar, Rama Garden Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

National Seminar on the Economics of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, 17-19 August 2011

This seminar is being organized by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Government of Thailand, in collaboration with the Economy and Environment Programme for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), the United National Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It will be held on 17-19 August 2011 at the Rama Garden Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.  

21 Jul 2011 | News story
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Blue carbon policy working group

Action plan underway for Blue Carbon policy

Effective management of coastal ‘blue carbon’ systems such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses, requires implementation of strategic policy and financing mechanisms – most of which are already in place, as for example Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).   …  

19 Jul 2011 | News story

3CO-Mou

3CO-MAC : Une coalition pour la conservation des ressources marines et côtières en Afrique centrale

Le 13 juin 2011 a eu lieu à Libreville au Gabon, la cérémonie de signature d’un protocole d’accord entre le WWF, représenté par sa Directrice Régionale, madame Natasha Quist, WCS, représenté par son Directeur Gabon, Romain Calaque, et l’UICN MACO, représenté par son Coordinateur régional, Mathieu Ducrocq. …  

14 Jul 2011 | News story
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Pierre-Yves Cousteau at work

Young Cousteau floats IUCN’s boat

Dedicated marine conservationist Pierre-Yves Cousteau has joined IUCN’s global team of Goodwill Ambassadors. …   | French | Spanish

12 Jul 2011 | International news release

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 61 known species, seven are classified in a threatened category, being at serious risk of extinction. Four species are listed as Near Threatened and nearly two-thirds have been placed in the Least Concern category. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | International news release

MedPAN logo

Support for projects in Marine Protected Areas of the Mediterranean

MedPAN, the Network of Mediterranean Marine Protected Area Managers, is launching on 1 July 2011 a call for small projects for Mediterranean MPA managers. The projects that will be financed will contribute to helping MPA managers implement concrete field activities. …   | French

04 Jul 2011 | News story

Bandar Khiran, Oman

Boosting ecotourism in Oman

For many years the rich biological and cultural diversity of Oman has been a major draw card for tourists but now eco-tourism is being given a special boost thanks to a project between IUCN and the Omani Ministry of Tourism. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Lake Bogoria landscape

Natural wonders in Kenya, Australia and Japan declared World Heritage Sites

The Lakes System in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, the Ningaloo Coast in Australia and the Ogasawara Islands in Japan have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following the recommendations of IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jun 2011 | International news release

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story