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Lionfish held by diver

International plan launched to tackle invasive lionfish

The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) has launched a Regional Strategy for the Control of Invasive Lionfish in the Wider Caribbean. The organisation and its partners are also urging Caribbean countries to adopt a regional roadmap to control the introduced reef pest.  …  

17 Oct 2013 | Article
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Western Gray Whale

WGWAP-13 report now available

In spring, renowned whale scientists, oil and gas industry representatives, IUCN and other actors gathered in Japan for the 13th meeting of an independent advisory panel. It seeks to demonstrate how critically endangered species of Western Gray whales can co-exist with responsible economic development conducted by Sakhalin Energy off Sakhalin Island in the North Pacific. The full meeting report is now available. …  

16 Oct 2013 | Article

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Developing the European Red List of Marine Fishes

 A five-day workshop, 14-18 October, held in Malaga started yesterday with the participation of 16 experts from 13 countries who will evaluate 300 species of marine fish, including some of commercial fishing interest as cod, hake, anchovy or scorpionfish , in order to develop the European Red List of Marine Fishes (pan-European and EU 27), according to the criteria and categories of the Red List of Threatened Species. …  

15 Oct 2013 | News story

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus)

Pole to Pole: One small step, one giant leap

The leading zoos and aquariums of Europe, through the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) will, together with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Arctic Action Team and other partners, raise awareness and stimulate behaviour change for the conservation of the biodiversity of the two Poles.  …  

09 Oct 2013 | News story
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Wave

Latest review of science reveals ocean in critical state

An international panel of marine scientists, including IUCN experts, is demanding urgent remedies to halt ocean degradation based on findings that the rate, speed and impacts of change in the global ocean are greater, faster and more imminent than previously thought. …   | Dutch

03 Oct 2013 | News story

Save the date -GPAP 23Aug2013

All eyes on Marseille: IMPAC3 to start soon

Every four years, the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC) brings together major maritime stakeholders from around the globe to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans. IUCN is the co-organizer of this year’s edition, IMPAC3, which will take place in Marseille (France) from 21 to 25 October 2013. …  

03 Oct 2013 | News story
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Greater, Faster, Closer

Latest review of Science reveals ocean in critical state from cumulative impacts …  

03 Oct 2013 | International news release

The Phoenix Islands Protected Areas of Kiribati

$5 million for the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site

Currently the largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean, Phoenix Islands Protected Area has received a $5-million investment to support its long-term viability and management. …  

02 Oct 2013 | Article

Sargasso Sea

Sargasso Sea Alliance Honored with esteemed 2013 International Seakeepers Award

The Sargasso Sea Alliance, an initiative partnered and hosted by IUCN, has been honoured with the 2013 International Seakeepers Award. This recognises the Alliance’s efforts in working towards securing international protection for the Sargasso Sea, an ecosystem of great biological importance that is home to a rich community of hundreds of species. …  

24 Sep 2013 | News story

IMPAC 3 programme

IMPAC 3: The Programme is now online !

The Third International Marine Protected Areas Congress due to take place from 21 to 27 October in Marseille and Corsica, is now approaching. Publishing the programme on www.impac3.org is a new milestone towards the Congress, paving the way for registrations (discount applicable until 20 August). …  

24 Sep 2013 | Article