Marine and Polar

Turtle

New road map for establishing marine protected area networks

Connecting marine reserves to large networks will make marine species and ecosystems more resistant to threats such as climate change, overfishing or pollution. Today, a new roadmap for establishing marine protected area networks is being released at the IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit in Washington, DC. …  

11 Apr 2007 | News story

Nik Lopoukhine,Chair,WCPA

Help the seas to help us

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report warning that climate change will have a greater impact on the poor than on the rich.
The reason is that it is harder for the poor to adapt, say, to a rise in sea levels, water shortages or loss of species. …  

11 Apr 2007 | News story

Clown fish in bleached anemone

Ensuring oceans against climate change

The IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit in Washington, DC (10-12 April 2007) will come up with survival strategies for oceans and people in the face of climate change, overfishing and other threats to the marine environment. …  

04 Apr 2007 | News story

IUCN Appoints New Panel Member

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Brian Dicks to the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP). …  

19 Mar 2007 | News story

FAO

Nations agree to develop instrument to enforce minimum standards of port control to combat illegal fishing by 2009

Illegal fishing, trade in fish, the ecosystem approach to fisheries management, marine protected areas, and the strengthening of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) top COFI agenda …  

14 Mar 2007 | News story

SEIC (Sakhalin Energy Investment Company) provides informal briefing to WGWAP Members

On 5-6 February 2007, four members of the Panel (Reeves, Tsidulko, Vedenev and Yablokov) met for two days in Vladivostok (Russia) with staff and scientific team members from SEIC. …  

12 Mar 2007 | News story

Black grouper,near threatened due to fishing on its spawning aggregation.

Twenty coral reef fishes threatened with extinction

Twenty species of grouper, a globally important group of 162 coral reef food fishes, are threatened with extinction unless management or conservation measures are introduced. …  

06 Mar 2007 | News story

Progressing marine governance issues

This week the ELC hosted the Co-Chairs of the Oceans, Coastals and Coral Reefs Specialist Group (David Vander Zwaag and Nilufer Oral), the Co-Chairs of the High Seas Subgroup (Kristina Gjerde and Rosemary Rayfuse) and Francois Simbard of the Mediterranean Office. …  

08 Feb 2007 | News story

Acropora coral.

South Asia experts compare notes on reef resilience research

The South Asia Reef Resilience Workshop, held in Bentota, Sri Lanka, 15-18 January 2007, brought together coral reef scientists, managers and policy makers from five countries in South Asia and around the Bay of Bengal: Indonesia, India, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The main objectives of the workshop were to provide insight into the state of coral reef resilience research and management adaptations internationally, identify and discuss regional needs and priorities, as well as to promote learning and exchange of information. …  

25 Jan 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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