Black tip shark

Next DCMC Meeting

TBA

Bringing together Washington DC's marine organizations and stakeholders

Since 2004, the IUCN Washington, D.C. Office and the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme have helped to build and support a network called the DC Marine Community (DCMC) — comprised primarily of Washington D.C. based organizations interested in marine issues.

DCMC serves as an informal and non-partisan platform for discussion and information-sharing within the Washington, DC marine arena and beyond. Its mission is to promote communication and build partnerships across the DC marine community and to identify and address gaps in the community’s work. The DCMC achieves this through regular discussion meetings supported by the community and through use of the established participant email list-serv as a forum to share information. The community consists of a diverse and growing group of participants, including non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), government agencies, foundations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, fellowship programs, marine industries and independent consultants and academia/students.

Currently, the DCMC has over 3100 participants.

Mission of the DCMC

  • Increasing communication within the DC marine community

  • Building partnerships

  • Identifying and working to address gaps in our field and in our work 

suzanne garrett

DCMC Coordinator

Suzanne Garrett

For further information on DCMC or to join the DCMC Listserv, please contact Suzanne Garrett at dcmc@iucn.org.

IUCN Marine News

 

12A_48_06, Large mesh size Gillnet fishing boat at the Bengal coast, by Rubaiyat Mansur WCS, SOS - Save Our Species

SOS Marine: Collaboration key to saving Bangladesh’s cetaceans from gillnets

The lives of Bangladesh's fishermen and its coastal cetaceans are intertwined. Regarded as their brethren at sea, fishermen often lament the death of these top predators through entanglement in gillnets. Finding mutually beneficial solutions, Brian Smith and colleague Rubaiyat Mowgli Mansur, working for SOS grantee and IUCN Member, the Wildlife Conservation Society, report on the promising start to an initiative to align priorities for both fishermen and cetaceans using new processes and Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies. With such an innovative project, there has been some learning on the job generating new insights and practices according to Brian.   …  

10 Jul 2014 | News story

Vaquita

International Day of the Vaquita

The Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, is a large and extremely rich body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. Spreading over more than 1,130km of coast and reaching a surface area of 160,00km2, the Gulf of California is listed as one of the 66 Large Marine Ecosystems of the world. Its unique location accounts for some of the most astonishing landscapes on earth, where blue lagoons meet the desert sand. …  

10 Jul 2014 | News story

2013A-058, Manta Ray, Wildaid, SOS Save Our Species, Shawn Heinrichs

SOS Marine: WildAid Launches Campaign to Reduce Consumption of Manta Ray Gills in China

Influencing consumer behaviour toward protecting a species such as the iconic Manta Ray is a nuanced and lengthy process gaining awareness, changing attitudes and finally changing actions. It is work that SOS Grantee WildAid, has been doing for some time using a toolkit including celebrity ambassadors, social media, television and billboard advertising to win hearts and minds. First and key, however, is up to date market information: in this case the manta gill plate consumer market of Guangzhou, China – where 99% of the world’s consumption occurs.   …  

09 Jul 2014 | News story

Air pollution gives rise to acidification of the oceans

IUCN releases new guidance document on ocean acidification policy and governance options

IUCN has today released a guidance document to help conservation professionals better understanding the ocean acidification policy and governance landscape. The publication also issues recommendations on how this important issue can better be tackled collaboratively at an international level. …  

03 Jul 2014 | Downloads - publication

Rainbow parrotfish grazing in the Caribbean

From despair to repair: Dramatic decline of Caribbean corals can be reversed

With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to the latest report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

Latest Downloads
DCMC featured in IUCN's case study guide "Working with Members: Stories from Around the World" (p.13)
DCMC is made possible through the generous support of the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation