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Drama performance about sea turtle conservation by trainees

Sea Turtle Conservation: Building Awareness and Knowledge for Local Communities

A training workshop about implementing an extra-curricular lesson series, “Protecting Sea Turtles and their Habitat” was conducted in mid-March for more than 30 junior high school teachers in the two coastal communes of Hai An and Trieu Lang in Trieu Phong District, Quang Tri Province. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Kotor Bay, Montenegro

Montenegro and IUCN unite efforts to protect nature

The creation of marine protected areas to safeguard biodiversity has been identified as a first step to meet international standards …  

13 Mar 2008 | International news release

Deepwater coral accidentally caught during a bottom trawl. December 2007.

Deep Discussions end in darkness in Rome

Discussions in Rome failed to agree on new guidance for deep-sea fisheries in the high seas. A second meeting was called for this summer to discuss outstanding issues. …  

12 Feb 2008 | News story

Fish at market

Corruption in fisheries – from bad to worse

Corruption in global fisheries is compounding the devastating effects of overfishing – and the problem could get worse, according to IUCN today …  

29 Jan 2008 | International news release

Bleached coral head, Bahamas.

Corals: facing the death sentence

The future for corals does not look bright. That’s the message from the first in-depth analysis of 2005’s widespread coral bleaching in the Caribbean …  

23 Jan 2008 | International news release

"What do you think if we and other sea animals die?  How will people living by the sea be affected?”
– Chau Thi Anh Thu’s award winning painting.

Continuing support: IUCN’s work in the Gulf of Tonkin

Colourful and creative drawings produced by the children of Minh Chau Island Secondary School were displayed at an award ceremony on November 19, 2007 to celebrate student participation in the “I Love Marine Turtles” Campaign. This is part of the “Saving Marine Turtles and their Habitat” environmental education programme that promotes good practices of marine biodiversity preservation. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

Using GIS to improve MPA management

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) to improve marine protected area management

A training course on the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, My World GIS, to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) ecosystem management was co-sponsored by IUCN Viet Nam in November 2007 at Nui Chua National Park in Ninh Thuan province. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

Even deep-water marine communities are under threat from climate change.

Nations urged to adopt global vision to save oceans from climate-accelerated collapse

On Tuesday 18 December at the United Nations General Assembly, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the only conservation organization with official observer status at the UN, called for the rapid development of a network of marine protected areas to help the oceans cope with climate change. …  

20 Dec 2007 | International news release

Development co-operation for Marine Research in East and West Africa: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Marine research: East and West Africa urged to learn from each other

West Africa has comparably well-developed activities for MPAs and fisheries, whilst East Africa has a longer history of research capacity building and integrated coastal management projects. There is therefore much scope for exchange and cooperation between the two regions according to a new IUCN report. …  

27 Nov 2007 | News story

Phytoplankton bloom off Argentina.

Proposed global warming solution needs more scientific research, IUCN warns

A new method to combat global warming by dumping iron into the sea needs to be treated with caution, governments and scientists warn. …  

19 Nov 2007 | International news release