“Biodiversity is now on the international agenda to the same degree as the fight against climate change. It is essential to create an international dynamic in favour of biodiversity, with increased awareness and the involvement of the general public. By hosting and co-organising this World Conservation Congress, France is proud to play its full leadership role alongside IUCN in protecting and valuing biodiversity”, says Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister of State for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition.
IUCN, the official advisor on natural World Heritage, recommends for three natural sites to be listed as “World Heritage in danger”: the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California and the Ohrid region in North Macedonia.
Exploring gender dimensions of humankind’s relationship with the ocean
Humanity’s historical bond with the ocean brings to mind fishermen and seafarers. Yet, as highlighted by today’s Oceans Day theme, women are the often unseen protagonists of our relationship with the ocean – and must be included in efforts to protect the rapidly declining marine ecosystems and the livelihoods they sustain.
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