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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…
Story | 24 Apr, 2023
Remembering Ziad Samaha: a passionate and tireless fighter for vibrant coasts and communities in the Mediterranean
IUCN mourns an Ocean Champion.
It is with deep sorrow that IUCN announces the untimely passing of Ziad Samaha, a stellar ocean champion, who dedicated his life to defending the marine environment of his beloved Mediterranean Sea. Ziad died on April 21st, 2023 in a tragic diving…
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 | 20 Mar, 2023
Our relationship with plastic needs rethinking: a Blueprint for the journey to zero plastic waste
IUCN, with Searious Business, has developed a complete Do-It-Yourself guide to reducing plastic waste on any island anywhere in the world – a Blueprint to zero plastic waste. Plastic pollution is detrimental to our oceanic ecosystems, and the livelihoods and economies depending on it. To address…
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…
News | 07 Mar, 2023
CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival & Forum on LiFE in Goa
The CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival & Forum on LiFE is taking place in Goa from March 5-7, 2023. The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) is pleased to collaborate with CMS VATAVARAN in organizing this first-ever green film festival and forum, focused on encouraging public and…
IUCN Statement | 05 Mar, 2023
IUCN Statement on the High Seas Treaty
IUCN welcomes states finding common ground on the text of the High Seas Treaty in New York, USA on 4 March 2023, after years of negotiations.
Blog | 17 Feb, 2023
A voice from the 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5), co-hosted by IUCN
IMPAC5 has provided a unique opportunity for the global ocean community to convene and transform the Kunming-Montreal Framework from bold ambition to action, with youth and indigenous voices front and centre.
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.
Story | 31 Jan, 2023
New IUCN guidelines for contribution assessment developed to aid delivery of improved project results
Judging complex societal change processes is made easier with new guidelines to assess contributions. An important contribution claim begins with the question, “How and why has the intervention made a difference, or not?”