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Protecting Our Coasts: The Promise of Nature-Based Resilience
Coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses, reefs and wetlands, provide natural protection against storm surges and other coastal climate impacts. But these ecosystems are vulnerable to damage, and themselves need to be preserved. Ocean acidification, rising sea levels, changes in water…
Artículo | 11 May, 2023
Jóvenes científicos comunitarios del Caribe de Guatemala cumplen sus sueños en las comunidades pesqueras que les vieron nacer
Mejorar o acceder a una casa propia, cursar una carrera universitaria, brindar sustento y educación a sus hijos, estos son los sueños cumplidos de cuatro jóvenes de comunidades pesqueras del Caribe de Guatemala que se han formado y desempeñado como científicos comunitarios del Proyecto Regional…
News | 25 Apr, 2023
In Honorable Memory of Ziad Samaha
Ziad Samaha tragically passed away on 22 April 2023 following a diving accident, at the age of 42. Ziad was the IUCN Marine and Coastal Zone Management Programme Manager for the Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) for nearly ten years, until June 2022.
Article | 24 Apr, 2023
À la mémoire de notre cher collègue Ziad Samaha
Aujourd'hui, nous rendons hommage à un cher collègue et ami de l'UICN - Ziad Samaha - qui a été un véritable champion de la conservation en Méditerranée.
Story | 24 Apr, 2023
In honorable memory of Ziad Samaha
Today we honour a dear IUCN colleague and friend - Ziad Samaha - who was a true champion for conservation in the Mediterranean.
Story | 05 Apr, 2023
Celebrating 9 Years of Achievements: REGENERATE Project Comes to a Close
On 22 February 2023, a closing ceremony was held in Male’, Maldives, to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Reefs Generate Environmental and Economic Resiliency for Atoll Ecosystems (REGENERATE) project. The project aimed to improve access to science-based decision making, capacity…
Story | 29 Mar, 2023
AFRIPAC: strengthening 5 countries' commitments to a UN Plastics Treaty
As the world moves towards an international, legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, IUCN and GRID-Arendal partner in a new project: AFRIPAC, "Effective Plastic Treaty Capacity Building for Africa." This project aims to empower five African nations´ negotiating skills for a strong…
Story | 29 Mar, 2023
Powerful voices and Indigenous wisdom at marine conservation congress
The 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) took place in Vancouver, Canada from February 3-9, 2023. This article summarizes several highlights of the conference from CEESP attendees.
Story | 20 Feb, 2023
Annual shorebird monitoring in the Gulf of Mottama
The intertidal mud flats of the Gulf of Mottama, situated in southern Myanmar, are wintering grounds for 150,000-200,000 migratory shorebirds, including the critically endangered Spoon-billed sandpipers (Calidris pygmaea…
Grey literature | 2022
Three briefs on the economic impacts of plastic pollution on Caribbean Islands (Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Saint Lucia)
This compilation brief is composed of three studies on the economic impacts of plastic pollution on tourism and fisheries in Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Saint Lucia, estimating direct costs for the economy of each island. Governments of these islands have started to recognise the impacts…