IUCN's Carl Lundin explains the global marine issues of today

18 May 2009 | Video

 This week the most pressing marine environmental issues will be discussed at the  International Marine Conservation Congress in Washington, D.C. from May 19 to 24. Carl Lundin, Head of IUCN's Global Marine Programme explains in an interview about the serious threats the marine world is facing  now and how they relate to our well-being.

What does IUCN want to achieve at the International Marine Conservation Congress? Why are Marine Protected Areas so important?

 What are the current threats coral reef are facing?

What is IUCN doing in particular to stop the coral reefs destruction?

How are the High Seas protected?