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Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) in Nusa Penida MPA, Bali, Indonesia

Nusa Penida: A Blue Solution to learn from

In the western corner of the Coral Triangle biodiversity hotspot, off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, lie the ‘Three Sisters’ – the islands trio Nusa Penida, and smaller Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. The people of the Three Sisters and coastal fishers from Bali derive their livelihoods from the rich surrounding seas, through fisheries, seaweed farming, aquaculture, and dive tourism. Nusa Penida’s waters support a rich marine life, such as the peculiar Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola). …  

16 Apr 2014 | Article

Mr Saboto Caesar, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, at the BIOPAMA Inception Workshop for the Caribbean

BIOPAMA: supporting decision makers on biodiversity conservation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries host a huge share of our planet’s biodiversity. They all face the challenge of establishing and managing their protected areas in order to conserve key species and maintain natural ecosystems and the services they provide. BIOPAMA aims to address challenges of ACP governments by enhancing individual and institutional capacity to improve biodiversity conservation decision-making and more effective protected areas management.
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16 Apr 2014 | Article
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Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park

Director Virunga National Park shot

Emmanuel de Mérode, director of Virunga National Park in DR Congo, was shot on Tuesday in an ambush on the road from Goma to Rumangabo. He is in serious but stable condition. No further details are available on the attack at the present time. …   | Dutch

16 Apr 2014 | News story

Left to Right: Teina Etches (National Council of Women), Maria Henderson  (Parekura (president) of Kouto Nui), and Ana Tiraa (Climate Change Office, IUCN Councillor)

Progress for Cook Islands Marine Park

In its strides to establish the Cook Islands Marine Park, or the Marae Moana, key stakeholders met last month to discuss findings of a legal analysis facilitated by IUCN Oceania. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Socotra Islands

Most alien looking place on Earth

Socotra Archipelago World Heritage Site, Yemen …  

14 Apr 2014 | Fact sheet

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