Marine and Polar

Doto Caballa - Estrecho de Gibraltar

Dos nuevas especies en el Estrecho de Gibraltar

“El Mediterráneo nunca deja de sorprendernos”- según palabras del Doctor Óscar Ocaña, biólogo marino de Oceánidas, miembro de UICN y Director del Museo del Mar de Ceuta. …  

30 Nov 2010 | News story

Whale photo

Saving western gray whales: Ask your questions before 6 December!

Business has joined forces with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to protect the critically endangered western gray whale population. You are invited to send us your questions on this unique collaboration to save the whales. …  

26 Nov 2010 | News story
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Fishermen trained for using Turtle Exclusion Device – a major step major towards Conservation of Marine Turtles in Pakistan

Karachi, November 25, 2010 IUCN Pakistan under its Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development Programme organized a one-day training for fishermen for using Turtle Exclusion Device (TED). The training was conducted by Dr. Nicloas Pilcher at Marine Fisheries Department, Government of Pakistan where around 40 fishermen including representatives of the other organizations participated in the training. …  

25 Nov 2010 | News story

Argyropelecus acuelatus - Hatchetfish

Uncovering the ocean’s secrets

Almost one year after a team of the world’s leading marine experts returned from an expedition investigating the life in and around seamounts in the Indian Ocean, the painstaking task of identifying and cataloguing the species they found begins. The nearly 7,000 samples they gathered are almost certainly going to contain previously-undiscovered species and new data on where known species congregate, what they eat and how they behave. …  

12 Nov 2010 | News story

Coral bleaching in 2010 around Mayotte in the Indian Ocean

Fading fast: 2010 expedition examines the worrying state of Indian Ocean coral reefs

IUCN scientists were part of a recent expedition, Tara Oceans, to investigate coral bleaching on the reefs of Mayotte, an island that lies to the north west of Madagascar. The team found that bleaching here, which was first reported in March this year, is the worst seen in the Indian Ocean. …   | French

15 Oct 2010 | News story

Diked managed marsh, Sonoma County

Managing Wetlands for Climate Change Mitigation: Towards a greenhouse gas offset protocol for tidal wetlands

Coastal and marine ecosystems constitute an important, but often overlooked ally in the battle against climate change. Tidal salt marshes for instance make up 1-2% of the overall carbon sink in the USA, but coastal wetlands have often been drained, filled and converted to other uses, such as agriculture. …  

12 Oct 2010 | News story

Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

IUCN joins "I am the ocean" campaign

IUCN is part of the Mission Blue “I am the Ocean” global campaign calling for action to protect the oceans and restore the health and productivity of this vital natural resource. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story

Melting iceberg

Protecting vulnerable ecosystems in the melting Arctic

Ocean warming and loss of ice is expected to accelerate in the Arctic in the coming years, due to the dramatic impacts of climate change. New approaches are needed to anticipate and mitigate these changes on the unique and vulnerable plants and animals living in the Arctic. …  

21 Sep 2010 | News story

Antarctic Temp Trend 1982-2004

IUCN unites its polar and marine work under one Programme

IUCN is proud to announce the extension of its Global Marine Program into the Global Marine and Polar Program.  

10 Sep 2010 | News story

Mr. Chaiwat Yawwapapong (Chevron Thailand OE/HES Manager), Mr. Pairoj Kaweeyanun (President of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd.), Ms. Aban Marker Kabraji (Regional Director IUCN Asia) and Mr. Adisak Thongkaimook (Director General of Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR)) sign the Letter of Agreement in Bangkok

Mangroves for the Future and Chevron Thailand working together for healthy coral reefs

On 31 August 2010, a joint initiative was launched for conserving coral reefs around Koh Tao, Suratthani Thailand.  

31 Aug 2010 | 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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