IUCN Pan-European Newsletter 13: Marine Biodiversity

This newsletter issue focuses on Marine Biodiversity, with contributions from the European Commission, the Helsinki Commission, ACCOBAMS and Greenpeace.

IUCN Pan-European Newsletter 13: Marine Biodiversity Photo: IUCN


  • Editorial (Tamás Marghescu, IUCN Regional Director for Europe)
  • Marine protected areas: Governing our seas for the future (Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of The World Conservation Union (IUCN))
  • EU marine and maritime issues explored (Peter Gammeltoft, Head of Unit on the Protection of Water and Marine Environment, European Commission)
  • The Helsinki Commission: A model for regional cooperation (Anne Christine Brusendorff, Executive Secretary of the Helsinki Commission)
  • ACCOBAMS: A conservation instrument founded on cooperation (Marie-Christine Grillo Van Klaveren, Executive Secretary of ACCOBAMS)
  • Putting the fish back into our seas - How marine reserves help bring back sea life (Saskia Richartz, EU Marine Policy Director, Greenpeace European Unit)
  • The Mediterranean monk seal and fisheries (Dr Spyros Kotomatas, Scientific Coordinator, the Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the monk seal)
  • Conservation of Critically Endangered western Pacific gray whales (Sarah Gotheil and Julian Roberts, IUCN Global Marine Programme)
  • Climate change, ocean biodiversity and fisheries
  • Effects of marine biodiversity on ecosystem functioning
  • New initiatives for the monk seal (Hemmo Muntingh, Senior Policy Advisor, the International Fund for Animal Welfare)
  • News from IUCN Europe
  • Calendar of events

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