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Argyropelecus acuelatus - Hatchetfish

Uncovering the ocean’s secrets

Almost one year after a team of the world’s leading marine experts returned from an expedition investigating the life in and around seamounts in the Indian Ocean, the painstaking task of identifying and cataloguing the species they found begins. The nearly 7,000 samples they gathered are almost certainly going to contain previously-undiscovered species and new data on where known species congregate, what they eat and how they behave. …  

12 Nov 2010 | News story

waves open sea

Ocean acidification: Coming soon to an ocean near you

Manmade ocean acidification will have profound impacts on marine life, even without a further increase of CO₂ emissions. Latest evidence shows that sea water chemistry is already changing and only rapid and huge reductions of fossil fuel use and deforestation can help restore ocean’s health, according to IUCN.   …   | French | Spanish

04 Nov 2010 | International news release

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Protect Planet Ocean Now

With only one per cent of the world’s oceans under protection, countries are far behind the 10 per cent target promised for 2010. A greater political will and a change in the way we manage our marine capital are needed now to preserve the Earth’s oceans for generations to come. …   | French | Spanish

19 Oct 2010 | International news release

Coral bleaching in 2010 around Mayotte in the Indian Ocean

Fading fast: 2010 expedition examines the worrying state of Indian Ocean coral reefs

IUCN scientists were part of a recent expedition, Tara Oceans, to investigate coral bleaching on the reefs of Mayotte, an island that lies to the north west of Madagascar. The team found that bleaching here, which was first reported in March this year, is the worst seen in the Indian Ocean. …   | French

15 Oct 2010 | News story

Diked managed marsh, Sonoma County

Managing Wetlands for Climate Change Mitigation: Towards a greenhouse gas offset protocol for tidal wetlands

Coastal and marine ecosystems constitute an important, but often overlooked ally in the battle against climate change. Tidal salt marshes for instance make up 1-2% of the overall carbon sink in the USA, but coastal wetlands have often been drained, filled and converted to other uses, such as agriculture. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story

Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

IUCN joins "I am the ocean" campaign

IUCN is part of the Mission Blue “I am the Ocean” global campaign calling for action to protect the oceans and restore the health and productivity of this vital natural resource. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Melting iceberg

Protecting vulnerable ecosystems in the melting Arctic

Ocean warming and loss of ice is expected to accelerate in the Arctic in the coming years, due to the dramatic impacts of climate change. New approaches are needed to anticipate and mitigate these changes on the unique and vulnerable plants and animals living in the Arctic. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story

El Mar de Alborán

Consenso y cooperación; claves para la supervivencia de Alborán

El Centro de Cooperación del Mediterráneo de la UICN, impulsor y referente en la creación de sinergias entre instituciones y expertos hacia un desarrollo sostenible, considera esencial el fortalecimiento del proceso de intercambio de información entre el sector público, privado, el mundo de la ciencia y la sociedad civil en el Mediterráneo para preservar los valores naturales y culturales de nuestra región. …   | French

16 Sep 2010 | International news release

Antarctic Temp Trend 1982-2004

IUCN unites its polar and marine work under one Programme

IUCN is proud to announce the extension of its Global Marine Program into the Global Marine and Polar Program.  

10 Sep 2010 | News story

Mr. Chaiwat Yawwapapong (Chevron Thailand OE/HES Manager), Mr. Pairoj Kaweeyanun (President of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd.), Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji (Regional Director IUCN Asia) and Mr. Adisak Thongkaimook (Director General of Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR)) sign the Letter of Agreement in Bangkok

Mangroves for the Future and Chevron Thailand working together for healthy coral reefs

On 31 August 2010, a joint initiative was launched for conserving coral reefs around Koh Tao, Suratthani Thailand.  

31 Aug 2010 | News story