Marine and Polar

The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and support an extraordinarily diverse world. Only a fraction of it has been discovered so far and much of ocean life remains a mystery which IUCN experts are striving to unveil.


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  • IMPAC4: bringing people and the ocean together


    The Fourth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in Chile brought together more than 1,000 participants from 80 countries around the world. The congress theme was “Marine Protected Areas: Bringing people and the...

  • Soft corals in the Beqa Lagoon, Vitu Levu, Fiji

    Paris Agreement only chance for coral reef survival – IUCN


    Limiting global warming to below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs, warns David Obura, Chair of the International Union for Conservation of  Nature (IUCN)’s Coral Reef Specialist Group, writing...

  • From Science to Solutions: Aquatic Conservation Special Issue looks at Hawaii MPA legacy


    The 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, currently being held in La Serena, Chile, today saw the release of the third in a series of Special Issues of the journal Aquatic Conservation:Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems presenting...

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