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Svalbard 2010 mesocosm experiment. Mesocosm with a glacier in the background

The acid truth about our oceans: experts urge action to limit ocean acidification

Ocean acidification can no longer remain on the periphery of the international debates on climate change and the environment and should be addressed by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and other global environmental conventions, urges IUCN and the International Ocean Acidification Reference User Group (RUG) at the climate change summit in Durban. …  

29 Nov 2011 | News story

Lachuá Lagoon National Park

Protected, naturally

More than 180,000 protected areas—national parks, nature reserves and so on—now cover over 12% of the world’s land area and 7.2% of coastal waters. They play an important role in reducing carbon emissions and helping people adapt to the impacts of climate change. These are the findings of a newly-published paper in the journal Solutions. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

Olivier Laroussinie, Agence française des Aires Marines Protégées et Antonio Troya, UICN-Med le 25 novembre 2011

New research for Mediterranean canyons and cetaceans

Conservation leading organisations join forces to improve field research on key marine habitats and species in the Mediterranean. …  

28 Nov 2011 | News story

Arctic Workshop report Iceland

Next steps for marine ecosystem-based management in the Arctic

Ecosystem-based Management has been identified as the best approach to managing the Arctic marine environment. However a number of perceived barriers to implementation of marine ecosystem-based management exist. …  

23 Nov 2011 | News story

Species on the Edge app for iPad and iPhone

Species on the Edge app is launched

Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn about threatened species from around the world. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

Sabratha

Nature’s key to a bright future for Libya

As Libya emerges after a long period of political turmoil, better protection and management of its marine and coastal areas can help rebuild the country and increase the economic security of its people. …   | French | Spanish

09 Nov 2011 | News story

Into the deep unknown – scientists on a mission to explore underwater mountains

Top marine scientists from around the world are setting off on a six-week cruise on board the RRS James Cook today to explore underwater mountains – or seamounts – of the southwest Indian Ocean Ridge. Their main focus will be to study species which live on the seabed and to understand the impacts that deep sea fishing has on marine life in the region. …  

07 Nov 2011 | News story

Mattias Klum

The power of pictures: filmmaker joins team of IUCN Ambassadors

Swedish filmmaker and photographer Mattias Klum joins IUCN’s growing team of Goodwill Ambassadors to help spread the nature conservation message worldwide. …  

07 Nov 2011 | News story

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi), a species endemic to Cayman Islands and listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

Europe’s overseas territories need more protection

Giant “Mountain Chicken” frogs, the 25 million bird island, and a rainforest the size of Portugal are increasingly threatened by the impacts of climate change and in need of greater protection, according to a new report published by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | French | Spanish

02 Nov 2011 | News story

Plage

Collectif « En haut ! » : De nouveaux outils pour l’animation territoriale et la gestion des aires marines protégées

En haut ! est un collectif récent, qui fait intervenir différentes personnes ressources autour d’une petite équipe de passionnés, géographes et chargés de programmes de conservation marine. Leur spécialité, la photographie aérienne par cerf-volant. Leurs applications : l’animation territoriale pour favoriser la gestion des ressources naturelles, la compréhension de l’identité territoriale des aires protégées, les récits de paysages, et, parfois de façon plus ciblée, le dénombrement des nids d’oiseaux en zone difficilement accessible sans dérangement des colonies, le suivi de l’enlèvement d’épaves, comme actuellement à Nouadhibou en Mauritanie, ou encore de la progression de quartiers urbains et périurbains. …  

25 Oct 2011 | News story
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