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A catchy song to help save sharks from costa rican menus

Almost everyone loves a catchy song. Especially Costa Ricans. That's good news for Hammerhead sharks. 
 

01 Apr 2016 | News story

Women harvesting rice, Vietnam

World Water Day - Blog: 'Why investing in natural water infrastructure will pay off'

By Renat Heuberger, CEO of the South Pole Group, and Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme. Why did a group of bankers and fund managers spend an afternoon in a Zurich café talking about nature? For opportunity and innovation.   …   | French | Spanish

22 Mar 2016 | News story
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Más de 1600 km2 de praderas marinas tapizan las costas españolas

La UICN ha colaborado en la realización del Atlas de praderas marinas de España que servirá como una herramienta para la gestión de estos ecositemas fundamentales para la biodiversidad marina y planificación espacial marítima. …  

17 Mar 2016 | News story

Oceanic Manta Ray, Surface feeding

Fighting illegal trade in manta rays in the ‘backdoor of the Philippines'

Conserving mantas and ‘flying rays’ on the conflict-ridden islands of Tawi Tawi is best done with the help of the locals, writes Isabel Ender of the Manta Trust, an SOS grantee. …  

16 Mar 2016 | News story

GMPP 2016 photo competition

IUCN GMPP Oceans Photographer of the Year 2016

Open for entries until the 25th of May 2016 …  

03 Mar 2016 | Article

Bring the Arctic to your Classroom 9 - 18 March 2016

XL Catlin is partnering with IUCN on an oceans & climate change project with exciting events coming up. One of them is a fantastic opportunity for students worldwide to experience the Arctic through the eyes of scientists living and working there now. …  

01 Mar 2016 | Article

Translocations can greatly benefit coral reef ecosystems such as this one

Marine translocations on the rise as ecosystems threatened

Conservationists are increasingly moving imperilled marine plants and animals to new locations to prevent species and ecosystems from dying out, according to the first global review of marine conservation translocations, co-authored by IUCN’s Dr Axel Moehrenschlager.  
 

18 Feb 2016 | News story

UN World Ocean Assessment

United Nations publishes the First Global Integrated Marine Assessment (World Ocean Assessment)

After the initial recommendation from the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, the UN General Assembly began a process in 2010 for the global reporting and assessment of the marine environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects. Through a combined effort between hundreds of scientists and experts around the world, the report provides scientific assessment of the marine world and unites the science-policy interface, creating a basis for future assessments and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. …  

15 Feb 2016 | Article

RGS Event Flyer

Royal Geographical Society to host event on UK Overseas Territories

Filmmaker and geographer Stewart McPherson spent three years visiting all UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) in order to research, film and document the wealth of flora and fauna in these remote regions. Hours of footage taken across Britain’s most remote outposts have been edited into a series of documentary films that aim to raise awareness of the wildlife and conservation of the territories.  

09 Feb 2016 | Article

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story