Marine

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Marine” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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By Natasha Ali and Trevor Sandwith On 22 – 23 February 2018, participants at the 'Safeguarding space for nature and securing our future: developing...
In order to stem the rate of biodiversity loss, governments have committed to protect at least 17% of land and freshwater and 10% of our oceans by 2020, by adopting a Strategic Plan for Biodiversity...
Plastic provides many benefits to society and is used for a wide variety of applications. But it comes at a cost to the marine environment and human...
Plastic is cheap, lightweight, strong and malleable which makes it a very useful material for a wide variety of applications, including packaging, building and construction, household and sports...
PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is an initiative to promote successful approaches in conservation and development across several thematic...
Such “solution” case studies are published on the online platform, broken down into their key modules, or “building blocks,” to facilitate their replication in other contexts. The solutions are...
Once thriving, mangroves contribute to building the soil they grow on. Loose sediments are swept into mangroves with the tides and river currents,...
Mangrove forests are extraordinary survivalists facing the full fury of the sea. Firmly anchored where the oceans hit land, they are able to withstand powerful wave action and heavy storm surges....
As a global organization,IUCN is committed with excellence, transparency and accountability in the delivery of our work. Our reputation and credibility derive from the quality of our work, the...
Under the umbrella of the Save Our Mangroves Now! (SOMN!) initiative, IUCN and WWF German co-organised a scoping workshop on best practices in...
The workshop started with a field visit to the well-known Mikoko Pamoja mangrove conservation project in the Gazi bay, followed by two days of intense discussion and brainstorming. Ambassador Peter...
Current Consultancy Opportunities 2018-03-17: TERMS OF REFERENCE: IUCN-Med is looking for a consultant to develop a Mediterrranean Marine Protected Area and Climate Change Online Platform in the...
Suva, Fiji, 09 March 2018 (IUCN) – Reminiscing the adventures of growing up around mangrove forests in Fiji, Fiji's Permanent Representative to the...
The workshop was hosted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations in 2018. The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), IUCN Commission on...
Latin American and Caribbean countries are at the forefront of the first effects of ocean acidification on people’s lives, according to experts who...
Research suggests that rising seawater acidity is already impacting the ability of organisms such as shellfish and corals in the region to build shells and skeletons. This could undermine regional...
Cat Ba is the largest of the 367 islands that make up the Cat Ba Archipelago, home of the Critically Endangered Cat Ba langur. Located near Hai Phong...
In 2017, Cat Ba welcomed 1.7 million tourists and according to the new tourism development plan, it is aiming for 5 million tourists by 2020 and 10 million by 2030. To manage this huge projected...
"We have put up our biggest numbers so far,” said Task Force co-chair Erich Hoyt. “A total of 46 candidate IMMAs.”
From 12-16 March 2018, the IUCN SSC WCPA Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force  conducted the third Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of...
CEESP News - by Simon Pittman, editor of Seascape Ecology This year the first book dedicated entirely to the emerging science of seascape ecology...
This year the 1st book dedicated entirely to the emerging science of seascape ecology was published. So, what is seascape ecology? Where did it come from? and Why is it so relevant now?  Simon...

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