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Story | 16 Mar, 2023
From cleaner oceans to thriving communities: the economic impacts of plastic pollution
With support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the Plastic Waste Free Islands project focused on six islands in the Pacific and the Caribbean regions: Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Saint Lucia. Three new economic briefs for the Caribbean…
Story | 03 Mar, 2023
Women fishers in Manipur’s Loktak Lake strive for its restoration
Salam Rajesh, CEESP member
The fishing community in Manipur’s Loktak Lake faces a tough life negotiating between the need to eke out a living in a wetland whose ecosystem is fairly degraded, and striving to take part in its restoration. The women fishers share equal…
Story | 02 Mar, 2023
Supporting small-scale fisher women’s livelihoods in the Eastern Cape of South Africa
Buhle Francis, early-career researcher at One Ocean Hub and the Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC) at Rhodes University
International Marine Protected Areas Congress, (IMPAC5) IUCN events
Join us in Vancouver, Canada for the Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5), a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas.
News | 12 Dec, 2022
New IUCN report: To fulfil its promise, circular economy must take biodiversity into account
Montreal, Canada, 12 December 2022 (IUCN) – A new report issued by IUCN Europe examines links and policy gaps between circular economy concepts and biodiversity. It finds that the circular economy has important potential benefits for nature, but needs to be integrated more closely with…
Story | 07 Dec, 2022
Partnerships to strengthen small-scale fishers’ human rights
CEESP News: Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environmental Law and the Director of the UKRI GCRF One Ocean Hub and IUCN CEESP member and Senia Febrica, Knowledge Exchange Associate, One Ocean Hub.
Story | 07 Dec, 2022
Manipur fishers hold rally raising awareness on Loktak biodiversity
CEESP News: Salam Rajesh, IUCN CEESP member
Fishing community in Manipur’s Loktak Lake, a Ramsar designated wetland, is blending conservation initiatives with addressing imminent threats to their lives and livelihoods from external interventions. In tune with the objectives…
Fisheries in the Post-2020 GBF: Where and how do they fit?
This side event will look at where and how fisheries can fit in the Post-2020 GBF to meaningfully contribute to the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity. Furthermore, it will shed some initial light on the challenge of fisheries reporting against the Post-2020 Targets.
Story | 23 Nov, 2022
Observance of World Fisheries Day 2022
IUCN Pakistan in partnership with Pakistan Fisheries Society & Department of Zoology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad on 21 November, 2022 commemorated One day International Symposium on "World Fisheries Day 2022" at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. The theme of the day was “…