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The oil spill

“The oil spill” – How the Lebanese environment was affected by the war

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) and partners launch new documentary of the Lebanon oil spill and its impact on the environment. …  

26 Apr 2007 | News story

Deep-sea catch

28 recommendations on deep-sea fisheries

IUCN was part of the Expert Consultation on deep-sea fisheries on the high seas who have recently released a report of conclusions and recommendations to deep-sea fisheries on the high seas. Among them was recognition that spatial and temporal management tools such as Marine Protected Areas are particularly useful in data-poor situations such as encountered in the deep seas. …  

24 Apr 2007 | News story

Fish and seagrass, Menorca, Spain

Land reform for the seas

Berlin conference on marine protected areas in European waters and high seas calls for better management of the world's oceans …  

20 Apr 2007 | International news release

Orange roughy haul with related by-catch

Protect the oceans to prevent commercial fisheries

Berlin conference on marine protected areas in European waters and high seas (18-20 April) will chart way forward for marine conservation …  

18 Apr 2007 | International news release

Crinoid

Marine Summit calls for dramatic increase in ocean protection

IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit issues strategy to counter escalating threats to the world’s oceans …  

13 Apr 2007 | International news release

Turtle

New road map for establishing marine protected area networks

Connecting marine reserves to large networks will make marine species and ecosystems more resistant to threats such as climate change, overfishing or pollution. Today, a new roadmap for establishing marine protected area networks is being released at the IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit in Washington, DC. …  

11 Apr 2007 | News story

Nik Lopoukhine,Chair,WCPA

Help the seas to help us

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report warning that climate change will have a greater impact on the poor than on the rich.
The reason is that it is harder for the poor to adapt, say, to a rise in sea levels, water shortages or loss of species. …  

11 Apr 2007 | News story

GBR Bleaching

Protecting oceans and coasts will help millions of people survive climate change

IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit in Washington, DC opens today with call for better protection of our seas to counter climate change and other threats to the marine environment …  

10 Apr 2007 | International news release

Clown fish in bleached anemone

Ensuring oceans against climate change

The IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit in Washington, DC (10-12 April 2007) will come up with survival strategies for oceans and people in the face of climate change, overfishing and other threats to the marine environment. …  

04 Apr 2007 | News story

FAO

Nations agree to develop instrument to enforce minimum standards of port control to combat illegal fishing by 2009

Illegal fishing, trade in fish, the ecosystem approach to fisheries management, marine protected areas, and the strengthening of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) top COFI agenda …  

14 Mar 2007 | News story