Marine and Polar

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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.
  …  

06 Nov 2007 | News story

Interaction between Aquaculture and the evironment

IUCN releases first guide for sustainable aquaculture

IUCN has released the first in the series of “Guidelines for the Sustainable Development of Mediterranean Aquaculture” targeted at decision-makers, scientists
and producers. …  

23 Oct 2007 | 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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