Marine and Polar

The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and support an extraordinarily diverse world. Only a fraction of it has been discovered so far and much of ocean life remains a mystery which IUCN experts are striving to unveil.


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  • Marine Journey - Event Guide

    Marine Journey - Event guide


    IUCN Global Marine & Polar Programme is pleased to present its 2016 Marine Journey, in line with IUCN's World Conservation Congress starting September 1st.

  • Islands Journey online


    Few weeks before the World Conservation Congress (WCC), the Islands Journey is online aiming at providing useful information on Island Bright spots and Island related events that will take place at the WWC in Hawai’i.

  • View of the planet showing oceans from space

    Understanding options for governance of marine biodiversity: A new online tool


    IUCN has launched a new tool to help negotiators, governments and other stakeholders understand their options for an international instrument for marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.  The Marine Biodiversity Matrix is available...

Last updated - Mon, 29 Aug 2016
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