Story | 05 Apr, 2022
Research into the economic aspects of the Marine Plastics and Coastal Communities project, to contain and reduce plastic pollution in the ocean, delivers insight into the true costs of plastic pollution on communities, livelihoods, coasts, and the global ocean.
Story | 06 Dec, 2021
Today, the IUCN Task Force on Marine Mammal Protected Areas, a joint task force of the IUCN Species Survival Commission and the World Commission on Protected Areas, announces that Caspian seals have been awarded three Important Marine Mammal Areas, or IMMAs, as part of a tranche of 14 new IMMAs…
Story | 02 Dec, 2021
Combining GIS, the positive outcomes achieved in Africa and Asia, and the stories of success behind them, IUCN Marine Plastics and Coastal Communities (MARPLASTICCs) presents its work tackling plastic pollution in the ocean.
Story | 24 Sep, 2021
Illegal trade in wildlife is a growing business evolving into a multi-billion-dollar industry with sophisticated criminal networks, unlawful poaching, harvesting and trading animals and plants. Major contributing factors are persistent gaps and weaknesses in legislation coupled with poor…
Story | 10 Sep, 2021
Excerpt from the special issue of the CEESP publication Policy Matters, focusing on the stories and voices of environmental defenders. Article by Hollie Grant and Philippe Le Billon*
Story | 16 Aug, 2021
IUCN is publishing a worldwide collection of case studies that provide concrete illustrations of how aquaculture can be part of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), sharing conservation objectives with the community while outlining critical issues that should be explored on a case-by-case basis. Today…
Story | 07 Jun, 2021
In the last 200 years, the ocean has taken up around 30% of all CO2 emissions and this absorption has altered the production of calcium carbonate in oceanic waters, causing the phenomenon known as Ocean Acidification (OA). Our new web story provides a high-level look at all impacts of this…
Story | 28 May, 2021
CEESP Virtual Dialogue on the Impacts of COVID-19 and Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples
IUCN CEESP and the Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH) discussed the status of Indigenous Peoples in the face of climate change…
Story | 27 May, 2021
What the ocean means to the Global Stocktake (GST) has been analysed by multiple conservation organisations in this new report. The conclusion? The ocean, as a central part in the Earth's climate system, must also be central to the UNFCCC’s GST.
Story | 12 May, 2021
A video is now available of the public event held April 20, 2021, to celebrate the launch of the new CCRN book, co-published by IUCN-CEESP: Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods.