Marine and Polar

    The Sargasso Sea Commission has released a brochure highlighting challenges to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity...
While the Sargasso Sea Project has succeeded in gaining wide-spread recognition for the Sargasso Sea’s significance, the primary legally binding protective measure secured after six years of... Read more
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 5 September (IUCN) – Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on...
The report, Explaining ocean warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences, reviews the effects of ocean warming on species, ecosystems and on the benefits oceans provide to humans. Compiled... Read more
The EU Overseas [1] have reached and bypassed the target of marine protected areas (MPAs) set down in the Aichi 2010 declaration- a globally agreed...
A new publication on MPAs was pre-launched at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii on the 5th September. It shows that between the many EU Overseas islands worldwide, 16% of marine areas (3.5... Read more
The critically endangered western gray whale population that feeds in Russia’s Far East waters is slowly showing signs of recovery, but their numbers...
The joint report by IUCN-International Union for Conservation for Nature, WWF and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) examines the results of the work of an IUCN-led independent panel of... Read more
BEST, standing for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European overseas, was under the spotlight at the IUCN 2016 congress as an...
A high level panel discussed how BEST contributes to development and conservation in the EU Overseas. Hosting 70% of the EU’s species, 20% of the world’s coral reefs and made up of 34 political... Read more
Efforts to adopt effective marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean, a global commons containing the world’s most pristine marine ecosystems, are...
Antarctica’s surrounding waters are home to some of the healthiest marine ecosystems on Earth and support thriving populations of krill, seabirds, fish and whales. But efforts to establish a network... Read more
IUCN GMPP is happy to share with you its recently published Marine News issue 13  
    
While the UN Preparatory Committee met in New York to discuss a new instrument on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, on the...
The World Conservation Congress, which meets every four years, serves as the main governing body of IUCN.  The Congress Forum provides space for discussion of the main issues facing the planet.... Read more
The 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney saw a significant scaling-up of recognition of ocean issues by IUCN, WCPA-Marine and partners. Since then,...
WCPA-Marine has been focused on many areas, building on the momentum of 2014 by conducting outreach on the marine components of the Promise of Sydney. It gathers, writes and distributes updates on... Read more
في يونيو 2016، تواصلت وزارة البيئة والشؤون المناخية في سلطنة عمان مع الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة لإجراء مسوحات للتنوع البيولوجى لجزر الديمانيات في...
بتاريخ 18 أكتوبر، 2016 ولمدة عشر أيام شارك الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة، المكتب الإقليمي لغرب آسيا والمكتب التعاوني المتوسطي بالتعاون مع خبراء على المستوى الإقليمي والوطني والدولي في عمل مسوحات (... Read more
Panorama – a new online platform and strong partnership for conservation optimism
What if we could learn from each other’s conservation successes, rather than reinventing the wheel again and again? Panorama allows conservation and development practitioners to share their... Read more
Conserving ocean ecosystems can play an important role in combatting climate change – and one that is increasingly being recognised, writes IUCN’s...
Last year, the Paris climate agreement went further in highlighting the role of the oceans in the climate system, and the need to address ocean and climate change issues jointly, than any other... Read more

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