Polar Regions

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Polar Regions” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska,...
Specialist Group Leader Mora Aronsso SC Focal Point Liette Vasseur
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Programme (the ‘IUCN Green List Programme') aims to encourage, achieve and promote...
The IUCN Green List objectives Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation, present in all countries, for both land and sea. Conserving nature is essential for the future of...
Over the years, IUCN or the Panel has released a number of statements and public letters on various topics and concerns related to the potential...
Public Statement / Letter Subject From To Reply Public statement dated 17 May 2018 (English and Russian) Acoustic monitoring during Sakhalin Energy's 2018 seismic survey Western...
Below are the links to the meeting reports in English and Russian of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and its preceding Panels since...
Meeting  Meeting date  Location Link to report  Отчет на русском языке   WGWAP-19 Planned for 14 - 16 November 2018 Russian Federation       WGWAP - 18 15 - 17...
Find in the table below the date and links to the reports of the meetings of the various task forces:
Task Force Meeting date Meeting location Meeting Ref. Link to report   Noise Task Force March 2018 Switzerland NTF-14 Report   Noise Task Force  November 2017...
Blue Solutions is a global project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB...
The Blue Solutions project provides a global platform to collate, share and generate knowledge and capacity for sustainable management and equitable governance of our blue planet.  It thus...
The IUCN ‘Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas’ (GLPCA) is a global programme to encourage, achieve and promote effective, equitable and...
The IUCN Green List Standard User Manual The GLPCA Standard is backed by a IUCN Green List User Manual describing the rules and procedures that entities involved in the GLPCA programme have to...
Seismic surveys used in oil and gas exploration and development employ powerful, repeated airgun pulses. This noise is dangerous for nearby animals...
Responsible Practices for Seismic Surveys Building on IUCN’s scientific research and conservation practice and on the 10+ years’ experience of the WGWAP, in 2016 IUCN released a detailed manual on...
Every year, over 300 million tons of plastic are produced, half of which is used to design single-use items such as shopping bags, cups and straws....
The majority of marine plastics come from land-based sources, including urban and storm runoff, sewer overflows, beach visitors, inadequate waste disposal and management, industrial activities,...
From time to time, IUCN together with WCPA and other partners produces books and journal articles on topics related to protected areas. Some of...
The Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological...
CEESP News - by Aroha Te Pareake Mead, CEESP Chair, 2008-2016 The work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and...
  The work of IPBES has direct relevance to CEESP at many different levels.  IPBES has made clear that inclusion of indigenous and local knowledge in ecosystem assessments is essential. In the IPBES...
IUCN protected area management categories classify protected areas according to their management objectives. The categories are recognised by...
IUCN Protected Area Categories System   View the publication: Guidelines for applying protected area management categories including IUCN WCPA best practice guidance on recognising protected...

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