Marine

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The first Advisory Committee for the Thailand Bio-Diversity Network Alliance (B-DNA) was held on January 17 at the IUCN Asia in Bangkok, Thailand.
Six out of eight committee members, including representatives from academic institutions, governmental agencies, and NGOs, attended the meeting. The Advisory Committee will act as an impartial multi...
In November 2018, IUCN co-chaired a roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian...
The roundtable, which was co-chaired by Maeve Nightingale, Capacity Development Manager, IUCN and Dr. Jose Erezo Padilla, Technical Adviser, Water and Oceans, Bangkok Regional Hub, United Nations...
In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to...
National members strongly reiterated how MARPLASTICCs plays a vital role in tackling the plastics challenge and supporting the government in dealing with this issue. They emphasised the need for...
Today, IUCN Viet Nam joined 58 embassies, UN agencies, international organisations, and international NGOs in signing a Code of Conduct on Combating...
Viet Nam is the world’s fourth largest marine plastics polluter and the Code of Conduct is part of a broader international initiative that aims to support efforts by the Vietnamese government,...
The Marine Conservation Committee (MCC) aims to ensure that decisions taken by policy-makers and resource managers on the management of marine...
Chair: Amanda Vincent Email: Amanda VincentWebsite Twitter: @sscmarine The MCC supports, connects and promotes expertise in marine species conservation. Its mandate is to ensure...
The oceans have absorbed between 24% and 33% of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during the past five decades. While this uptake provides...
Chaired by Professor Dan Laffoley and Dr John Baxter (IUCN WCPA), the Ocean Acidification International Reference User Group (OA-iRUG) has been created as a forum to help convey scientific results on...
Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector...
The event provided an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and achieve the following: identify ways to harness the potential of the blue economy to create jobs and combat poverty and hunger...
Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in...
The world’s governments have recently recognised the need for a coordinated global response to tackle marine plastic pollution. They are now considering the creation of a new global convention to...
Marine plastic pollution is a global problem which needs to be tackled at the national level, using methods that are appropriate for the context of...
In September 2018, representatives from Thailand and Viet Nam’s government, private sector, civil society, and national NGOs attended ‘Theory of Change’ workshops organised by IUCN’s global Marine...
In July 2018, at the request of Quang Ninh Province, IUCN hired two consultants, Janet Mackay, Director of Tourism Recreation Conservation...
After a 4-day site visit and meetings with government agencies in charge of site management, the mission found that while the geological values of the site are currently not threatened, with...
On 6 December 2018, IUCN organized the Bamboo Shark Release and Reef Cleanup at Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. Over 100 people took...
The event began with a welcome speech from Mr. Trevor May, General Manager of Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach, which was followed by a presentation from Dr. Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong,...
IUCN’s programme of work on marine plastics has focused principally on seeking solutions to close the plastic tap and tackle plastic pollution at its...
Current Projects Marine Plastics and Coastal Communities - MARPLASTICCs In late 2017, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), IUCN launched an...

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