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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

Trawler, Hobart harbour, Australia

World fisheries: in stable but critical condition

The 2009 State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report released last week in Rome produced very much the same findings as the previous report released in 2007. The document, published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), reported that global trends in marine fish stocks have continued to deteriorate slightly. …  

10 Mar 2009 | News story
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Thomas Laughlin

IUCN US WELCOMES DEPUTY HEAD OF THE GLOBAL MARINE PROGRAM

IUCN is delighted to announce not only a new member of staff to the Washington DC office, but also a new position. Thomas Laughlin joins IUCN as the recently appointed Deputy Head of the Global Marine Program. …  

13 Feb 2009 | News story