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Seamount species

Mysteries of deep-water life in the Indian Ocean to be revealed

A new project led by IUCN will unveil the mysteries of southern Indian Ocean seamounts and help improve conservation and management of resources. …  

12 Nov 2009 | News story

Alaska

Don’t shun the ocean – IUCN tells climate leaders

Failure to recognize the ocean in climate change discussions will have profound consequences for humanity, according to IUCN. …  

10 Nov 2009 | International news release

Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna: Endangered Species

The United States announced last week that it will seek the strongest possible management for the conservation of Atlantic bluefin tuna, sending a clear and definitive statement to the international community that the current status quo is not acceptable. …  

19 Oct 2009 | News story

Dan and Sylvia urge 106 leaders to step up global protection of the ocean

Sylvia Earle and IUCN Invite World Leaders to Celebrate and Extend Ocean Protection

Today legendary underwater explorer and ocean ambassador Sylvia Earle teamed up with IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas in a historic move to send individual letters to 106 world leaders inviting them to join Sylvia in her wish to better protect the world’s oceans. …  

05 Oct 2009 | News story

MFF projects invest in storm-mitigating mangrove forests, as well as other coastal ecosystems.

Healthy coastal environments reduce impacts of natural disasters-IUCN

More than 200,000 people fled their homes and at least 91 people were reported killed after typhoon Ketsana struck the coast of central Viet Nam on Wednesday. …  

02 Oct 2009 | Media advisory

Seabirds

IUCN welcomes ECOMAR as a new partner to the Seamounts Project

The Marine Ecology Laboratory of the University of Reunion (ECOMAR) has formally become a partner of the “UNDP/GEF Seamounts Project” led by IUCN, providing additional expertise and knowledge on seabirds ecology in the open ocean and areas of potential interest for future marine protected areas. …   | French

02 Oct 2009 | News story

Hawaiian hibiscus

Pacific Islands Come Together to Protect Marine Resources

Last week two of the world’s largest Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) announced a historic alliance to enhance the management and protection of almost 300,000 square miles of marine habitat in the Pacific Ocean.   …  

28 Sep 2009 | News story

SAIS

IUCN and top US University Join Forces to Address Governance of the World’s Oceans

As a result of a new partnership between the John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), students will embark on a concrete study that will evaluate the current governance options for achieving commonly accepted marine conservation goals and a sustainable future for our oceans. …  

22 Sep 2009 | News story

Margarita Astrálaga (UICN-Med) y Miguel Esteban Martín (Diputación de Málaga) el 21 de septiembre 2009

IUCN and Malaga regional council ally to protect the Alboran Sea

The new Collaboration Agreement with the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, adopted in plenary by Malaga regional council, advocates for the protection and conservation of the Alboran Sea in cooperation with Andalusia, Morocco and Algeria. …   | French | Spanish

22 Sep 2009 | International news release
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Basking shark

News from IUCN members: Save Our Seas Foundation study basking sharks and call to protect cetaceans

Marine experts, assembled by the Save Our Seas Foundation in July, called for action to sustain the Indian Ocean whaling ban and protect dolphins from growing slaughter. Despite the ban on whaling in a large area of the Indian Ocean, populations of both whales and dolphins appear to be on the decline, mainly because of accidental entrapment in fishing gear and in some cases, intentional hunting. …  

08 Sep 2009 | News story