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Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.

Whales & dolphins need more protected areas

A new book, Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is released, calling for accelerated efforts to conserve marine mammals by protecting a greater area of the ocean. Currently only 1.3% of the ocean is protected but many new Marine Protected Areas are being created. Erich Hoyt, the book’s author and IUCN’s cetacean specialist, examines current and future developments in ocean protection. …  

05 Sep 2011 | News story

Blue carbon

“Life on the coasts - Blue Carbon” UNEP/GRID-Arendal’s Photography Contest

Grassroots organizations involved in coastal and marine conservation are invited to participate in UNEP/GRID-Arendal’s Blue Carbon Photography Contest. …   | French

29 Jul 2011 | Article

Sea Otter

IUCN Ambassador discovers the otter world

IUCN Ambassador Alison Sudol is in for a rare treat this weekend. Together with IUCN experts, she will be visiting California’s Sea Otters to learn about the threats they face and find out what can be done to help their populations grow. …  

29 Jul 2011 | News story

Broadgilled Hagfish Eptatretus cirrhatus

Depletion of the body snatchers: bad news for marine environment

A recent study conducted for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has determined that 20% of hagfish species are at an elevated risk of extinction*. Scientists warn that this figure could be much higher. …  

28 Jul 2011 | International news release

SAVE THE DATE - The 2nd International Conference on Marine Mammals Protected Areas

SAVE THE DATE - The 2nd International Conference on Marine Mammals Protected Areas

Fort-de-France and les Trois îlets, Martinique …  

22 Jul 2011 | News story

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