Marine and Polar

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Marine and Polar” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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IUCN welcomes the EU Plastics Strategy launched today, encourages all public and private actors to ensure its swift and adequate implementation, and...
Plastic debris causes enormous problems within the marine environment. The slow degradation of large plastic items into microplastic particles (smaller than 1 to 5 mm), which spread over long...
As a follow-up to the Message from Reunion Island (2008), the purpose of the Roundable is to provide an EU-wide flexible and informal instrument for coordination, dialogue and exchange among all...
Dan continues to SCUBA dive to explore and be inspired by the ocean
Dan is a well respected leading global expert on ocean conservation. At IUCN, he is the Principal Advisor for Marine Science and Conservation with...
Your career appears to always have been focused on marine science. How and why did you get involved in conservation, and more specifically marine conservation? I grew up on a small island –...
Manta Ray
On 24 November 2017, Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating Mexico's largest marine reserve to date, covering 150,000...
Inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July 2016, the Revillagigedo Archipelago was declared a national park of Mexico in November 2017. The presidential declaration bans fishing, mining, and tourism...
The BEST Future
Are you aware of these amazing facts? The EU’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) include 34 political entities...
"The EU’s ORs and OCTs hold 80% of the EU’s Biodiversity and are Ambassadors for the EU." - Humberto DELGADO ROSA, Director Natural Capital, DG ENV In 2010, the BEST initiative was launched to...
The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and Big Ocean are proud to announce the latest addition in the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Protected Areas...
The guidelines provide a starting point and complement current resources for MPA managers. Composed of four chapters, the publication is targeted for anyone involved in supporting Large-Scale MPAs (...
people with asian bamboo has in flat sand with rows of mangrove saplings
Along the coast of East Java, Indonesia, Mangroves for the Future has planted more than 74,000 mangrove saplings to support the sustainable...
Mangroves for the Future (MFF), a joint coastal ecosystem initiative of IUCN and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), works toward promoting investment in coastal ecosystem...
Iceberg on waters of the new Lancaster Sound MPA, Canada
Since the late 1960s, the Inuit living in the Baffin region of the Canadian Arctic have sought protection for their traditional territory – an area...
The milestone Agreement is noteworthy because it puts an end to oil and gas development, mining and waste disposal in the ocean, while allowing the continuation of subsistence hunting, fishing and...
Socotra Archipelago, Yemen
Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just...
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2 – an update of the 2014 IUCN World Heritage Outlook report – assesses, for the first time, changes in the conservation prospects of all 241 natural World Heritage...
By digging their roots in tropical shores, mangroves not only defend against rising tides and extreme weather, but they have the potential to change...
  CEESP NEWS - By Indu Kumari & Sajan John, Wildlife Trust of India The internationally acclaimed Whale Shark Conservation Project, the most...
The Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus; A. Smith, 1829) is the largest fish on earth. It can grow to a length of approximately 18 m and weigh as much as 21 metric tons. Although distributed widely...
CEESP News - by Maria Pena, Patrick McConney, Sherry Constantine and Lucie Labbouz Integration of socio-economic data into monitoring of coastal...
Coral reef scientists (socio-economic and ecological) and coastal managers from territories within and outside the Wider Caribbean link arms to demonstrate the integration of coral reef monitoring....

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