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Marovo Lagoon Solomon Islands

Islands Journey at WCC

Islands Journey - In the mood for an Island Getaway? …  

03 Oct 2008 | News story

Ship groundings are a major hazard for coral reef ecosystems

IUCN and PERSGA build capacity to deal with Middle East ship groundings

IUCN and the Regional Organization for Conservation of Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) recently joined forces to deliver a training course on the Economic Valuation of Damage by Ship Grounding on Coral Reefs.
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29 Aug 2008 | News story

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Scientists send distress signal to Russian PM Vladimir Putin over oil project's threat to rare whales

A panel of whale scientists convened by IUCN has addressed an open letter to the Russian Prime Minister to highlight the lack of transparency in oil operations off eastern Russia, which could seriously imact the already critically-endangered western gray whale population . …  

10 Jul 2008 | News story

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Scientists work with oil consortium to limit effects of seismic work on critically-endangered whale population

A taskforce of whale and oil industry experts convened by IUCN have published a list of monitoring and mitigation measures aimed at minimising the impacts of a seismic survey off Sakhalin Island in eastern Russia scheduled for 2009. …  

30 Jun 2008 | News story

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Construct an oil pipeline next to gray whale feeding area? Think twice, warns independent panel of scientists

Members of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, an independent scientific body convened by IUCN, have voiced their concern to Exxon Neftegaz Ltd. over plans to build an oil pipeline and an ice bridge across the Piltun Lagoon on the Sakhalin Island. The Lagoon is believed to be of crucial importance for the productivity of species on which western gray whales feed. …  

07 May 2008 | News story

4th meeting of WGWAP to be held in Switzerland, 22-25 April 2008

The fourth meeting of the western gray whale advisory panel will be held at the Hotel Alpha-Palmiers in Lausanne, Switzerland between 22-25 April 2008. For further information on the meeting contact sarah.gotheil@iucn.org 

22 Feb 2008 | News story

IUCN appoints new panel member

Following a request by IUCN for nominations, Dr David Weller has been appointed to the WGWAP after the resignation of Dr Tim Ragen. Dr Weller has a long association with the Panel and its predecessors and has a long history of working with western gray whales. We are delighted to welcome Dr Weller on board and look forward to his continued involvement. …  

22 Feb 2008 | News story

Dr Tim Ragen to stand down from WGWAP

IUCN regrets to announce the resignation of Dr Tim Ragen from the WGWAP. Earlier this month, Dr Ragen announced that he will not be renewing his engagement for 2008.  …  

15 Jan 2008 | News story

Fishermen in the Banc d`Arguin National Park,Mauritania

Panel set up to advise on environmental impacts of oil drilling

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) is creating an independent scientific panel to advise the Government of Mauritania on environmental issues concerning oil and gas development.
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06 Nov 2007 | News story

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Experts analyse the impact of shipping activities on biodiversity in the Mediterranean

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation organised a workshop in Istanbul, Turkey from 22-24 September 2007 to analyze the impact of shipping activities on biodiversity in the Mediterranean. …  

24 Sep 2007 | News story