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Marovo Lagoon Solomon Islands

Islands Journey at WCC

Islands Journey - In the mood for an Island Getaway? …  

03 Oct 2008 | News story

Ship groundings are a major hazard for coral reef ecosystems

IUCN and PERSGA build capacity to deal with Middle East ship groundings

IUCN and the Regional Organization for Conservation of Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) recently joined forces to deliver a training course on the Economic Valuation of Damage by Ship Grounding on Coral Reefs.
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29 Aug 2008 | News story

Mangrove, Rhizophora mucronata, planted a year previously in Jaring Halus, North Sumatra

Sea-level rise may be the greatest threat to mangroves

Mangrove ecosystems are under threat from climate change. Initial research led by IUCN and three leading universities shows that most mangrove sediment surface levels are not keeping pace with sea-level rise.  The greatest impact will be on those mangroves where there is limited area for landward migration. 

29 Aug 2008 | News story

Conference: "The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss" (Reunion Island, 7-11 July 2008)

28 EU overseas entities join forces for the first time to counter climate change - IUCN

For the first time the EU’s overseas entities have come together at a meeting in Reunion Island, calling for action on climate change impacts to help preserve nature, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the Reunion Conference on Climate Change and Biodiversity in EU Overseas Entities (7-11 July). …  

11 Jul 2008 | International news release

Coral Reef, Bali, Indonesia

One Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Extinction

One third of reef-building corals around the world are threatened with extinction, according to the first-ever comprehensive global assessment to determine their conservation status. The study findings were published today by Science Express. …  

10 Jul 2008 | International news release

Clown fish in Moorea, French Polynesia

Small Island States call for greater regional cooperation – IUCN

A new report from IUCN shows that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) want to see better regional cooperation in the fight to counter the impacts of climate change. …  

10 Jul 2008 | International news release

Development co-operation for Marine Research in East and West Africa: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

Marine research: East and West Africa urged to learn from each other

West Africa has comparably well-developed activities for MPAs and fisheries, whilst East Africa has a longer history of research capacity building and integrated coastal management projects. There is therefore much scope for exchange and cooperation between the two regions according to a new IUCN report. …  

27 Nov 2007 | News story

Economic Valuation workshop participants,Cape Town

IUCN host workshop on Economic Valuation of LMEs at GEF International Waters Conference

Economic Valuation (EV) is a practical tool that can be used within a business approach to ecosystem management. It can be applied in a multitude of different ways but is commonly used to assess potential benefits and costs, and to identify potential stakeholders and threats. At the end of July 2007, IUCN offered participants at the GEF Fourth Biennial International Waters Conference the chance to attend a workshop to learn more about this tool applied in the context of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs). …  

06 Sep 2007 | News story

Participants at the workshop on developing cooperation efforts for marine reserch

IUCN works with Sida to foster information exchange on Marine Science across East and West Africa

Capacity building efforts for research should reflect the same kind of cumulative and learning process as science itself. This was one of the findings of a workshop co-organised in May 2007 by IUCN, Sida, PRCM, FIBA, Swedish Water House and hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Practioners from several sub-saharan Africa countries were joined by marine scientists from Europe to take stock of experiences and identify key factors for success, with the aim of further enhancing development co-operation efforts for marine research, at national, regional and local levels in East and West Africa.
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28 Aug 2007 | News story

Invasive anemone.

Invasive species one of most dangerous threats to our islands, says President of Palau

A world-renowned lake in Palau, an island nation 800km east of the Philippines, is currently being invaded by a prolific species of anemone. It is taking over more than half of Jellyfish Lake, a tourist attraction that lures thousands of visitors to Palau each month. …  

26 Jul 2007 | News story

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