Preventing bycatch of threatened marine megafauna is a challenging task, writes Brian D. Smith from the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Fishers are often unable to detect Irrawaddy dolphins entangled in their nets. But according to Brian there are solutions. …
25 Apr 2016 | News story
Special Report on the Ocean to be produced by the Intergovernmental Group on Climate Change (IPCC) with support of the Prince Albert II Foundation
IUCN is pleased to announce that its Patron for Nature HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, through his Foundation, has approached the IPCC (Intergovernmental Group on Climate Change) during its 41st session in February 2015, asking it to produce a Special Report on the Ocean, which marks a major milestone for Planet Ocean. …
20 Apr 2016 | News story
New York, April 8, 2016.
In response to mounting concerns about declines in ocean health, States at the United Nations (UN) delivered some good news last week. The first of four two-week UN Preparatory Committee sessions concluded on a positive note on Friday April 8, 2016 by identifying key elements for a new treaty to better protect and sustain the marine environment and marine life in the two thirds of the ocean beyond national boundaries and adopted a roadmap for the path ahead. The next session will be convened from 26 August to 9 September 2016. …
13 Apr 2016 | News story
A day in the life of community leader Doña Miriam Vargas highlights her fishery’s work to protect Costa Rica’s hammerhead sharks – as described by Andy Bystrom, project coordinator with SOS Grantee PRETOMA. …
13 Apr 2016 | News story
Distinctive dozen: Scientists identify unique Arctic features for possible future World Heritage status
IUCN brought scientific experts from around the world to Paris in February to explore possible new marine World Heritage sites in the Arctic. They reviewed the most unique and exceptional of Arctic features that could potentially merit inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list. …
04 Apr 2016 | News story
01 Apr 2016 | News story
Blog Journee Mondiale de l'Eau: Pourquoi l’investissement dans les infrastructures hydriques naturelles est rentable
Ecrit par Renat Heuberger, PDG du groupe South Pole, et de Mark Smith, directeur du Programme mondial de l’eau de l’UICN. Pourquoi un groupe de banquiers et de gestionnaires de fonds s’est-il réuni un après-midi à Zurich dans un café pour parler de la nature? Pour parler d’opportunités et d’innovation !
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22 Mar 2016 | News story
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
16 Mar 2016 | News story
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