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Tail fin of Western Gray Whale

IUCN welcomes reprieve for whales

IUCN is delighted that Sakhalin Energy followed the advice of an expert panel and stopped all seismic surveys affecting the Western Gray Whale. …  

28 Apr 2009 | News story

Western Gray Whale and ship.

Stop all oil and gas activities that could harm Western Gray Whales, says panel

An independent panel of scientists has recommended a moratorium on all activities by oil and gas companies in eastern Russia that could adversely affect the Western Gray Whale population. …  

24 Apr 2009 | International news release

Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story

Proceedings of the Technical Workshop on Mitigating Sea Turtle Bycatch in Coastal Net Fisheries

New report sets out roadmap for reducing sea turtle bycatch in coastal net fisheries

Sea turtles are adversely affected by a range of factors, some natural and others caused by human activities, such as fishing operations. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Nairobi Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

Ministers and senior officials from more than 20 countries joined government representatives, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs in Nairobi, to finalise the Nairobi Statement on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Sesiones de trabajo en el hotel Atlas Terminus de Oujda

An agreement regarding the future of the Alboran Sea

The 2nd International Meeting on the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Alboran Sea which was held in the city of Oujda (Morocco) from 16-18 April, has ended with the “Oujda Declaration on the conservation and sustainable development of the Alboran Sea”; a document that will enable a strategy to be drawn up for carrying out pilot actions in the coming years.  | French | Spanish

19 Apr 2009 | International news release

Sculpted icebergs grounded in North Bay, Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, Antarctica

Antarctic Treaty celebrates 50 years

As the Antarctic Treaty, with which signatories vowed to dedicate the continent to peace and science, reaches the grand old age of 50, the Head of IUCN’s Global Marine Programme, Carl Gustaf Lundin, looks back on this historic agreement. He discusses the impact the increasing number of tourists are having on this delicate ecosystem and talks of the need for marine protected areas in the Antarctic. …  

14 Apr 2009 | Audio

33rd GFCM in Tunis

GFCM: the Mediterranean consensus!

The 33rd Session of the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) was held in Tunis from March 23 to 27, 2009. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story

Farasan's Reef

Farasan Banks Expedition Ready to Launch

From April 4 – 28, 2009, a four-year collaborative coral reef research program along the Red Sea Coast of Saudi Arabia will be completed with an expedition to the Farasan Banks. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story

“Protecting Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

Greening blue energy: IUCN’s partnership project with E.ON underway

The potential impact of offshore and marine-based renewable energy on marine biodiversity is not negligible. IUCN has therefore embarked on a partnership with the multinational energy corporation E.ON to improve the environmental performance of offshore renewable energy projects covering offshore wind, wave and tidal energy. …  

30 Mar 2009 | Media advisory