Marine and Polar

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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MedPAN logo

Support for projects in Marine Protected Areas of the Mediterranean

MedPAN, the Network of Mediterranean Marine Protected Area Managers, is launching on 1 July 2011 a call for small projects for Mediterranean MPA managers. The projects that will be financed will contribute to helping MPA managers implement concrete field activities. …   | French

04 Jul 2011 | News story

Bandar Khiran, Oman

Boosting ecotourism in Oman

For many years the rich biological and cultural diversity of Oman has been a major draw card for tourists but now eco-tourism is being given a special boost thanks to a project between IUCN and the Omani Ministry of Tourism. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

Duane Smith's keynote address at the Canadian Committee for IUCN's Panel on Sustainable Development in the North

Sustainable Development in Canada’s North

Sustainable development in Canada’s North was the theme of a half-day public panel discussion organized by the Canadian National Committee for IUCN (CCIUCN) at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa on May 26, 2011. …  

15 Jun 2011 | News story

Manono Island, Samoa.

"Change comes from within"

Statement by Taholo Kami, Regional Director of IUCN Oceania on the occassion of World Oceans Day, 8 June 2011. 

08 Jun 2011 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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