Marine and Polar

The conservation community is celebrating a new marine protected area (MPA) for Canada’s ancient and unique glass sponge reefs, which provide a vital...
The new MPA lies on a site  designated as a Hope Spot- sites that are internationally recognised for their importance to the global ocean’s (and thus people’s) health. “The reefs are an...
Contacts Carole Martinez Programme Coordinator - EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories, Global Marine & Polar Programme IUCN Rue Mauverney 28 ...
Today, a rapidly increasing number of people are flocking to the coasts – to build their homes, to spend their holidays or to conduct business...
Dangers to life on the coast Already half the world’s population lives within 60 km of the sea, and most large cities are found on the coast. But life on the coast now comes at a high cost, with a...
Climate mitigation and adaptation are a country’s most pressing actions in the face of a looming global climate crisis –with catastrophic...
With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, governments re-affirmed the importance of sustaining and restoring healthy ecosystems, including coastal areas, for their climate mitigation benefits. Faced...
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There is an urgent need to address the global degradation of coastal ecosystems, but are mass mangrove planting initiatives sustainable? 
In recent years, hundreds and sometimes thousands of volunteers have been involved in mass mangrove planting efforts, gaining media recognition and even earning entries into the Guinness Book of...
The answer is yes. Restoring and protecting mangroves helps fulfil multiple Global Goals, from improving life below water, to reducing poverty and...
In September 2015, 193 countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a roadmap to alleviate global poverty, advance social and economic development and importantly, further the...
Our existence depends on flows of goods and services delivered by a stock of natural resources – our ‘natural’ capital. But as we have degraded the...
People have long depended on natural systems for our survival and development, nowhere more visible than in our history of extracting minerals and fuel products. However, we have also started to see...
You will find here publications on Western Gray Whales
You will find here publications on Seamounts
You will find here publications on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
You will find here publications on Fisheries & Aquaculture
You will find here publications on Coral Reefs

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