Protected Areas

Coral reef survey

'Game-changing visual record' of Great Barrier Reef published

IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney, November 14 2014 - The Catlin Seaview Survey, in which IUCN is a partner, announced today that a complete visual and data record from its expeditions along the Great Barrier Reef is now available to anyone to use through the Catlin Global Reef Record. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, and President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, signing a cooperative agreement to conserve the Phoenix Ocean Arc

Strengthened cooperative management for Phoenix Ocean Arc

Seascape-level conservation efforts in the Pacific have received a major boost with the signing of a cooperation arrangement between the Republic of Kiribati and the United States of America. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

The Mua Voyage vaka canoes about to sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Pacific Island leaders sail into Sydney Harbour with call to protect oceans

The leaders of Kiribati, Cook Islands and Palau have called on the world to follow their lead in ocean protection, after sailing into Sydney Harbour aboard traditional voyaging canoes that have travelled more than 6,000 nautical miles from the Pacific Islands. …  

12 Nov 2014 | News story

ACIUCN Committee Chairman, Paul Sinclair, presenting outgoing ACIUCN Director Penelope Figgis with an honorary life membership of ACIUCN

Penelope Figgis is honarary life member of ACIUCN

The Australian Committee of IUCN (ACIUCN) has endorsed outgoing Director, Ms Penelope Figgis, as the honorary life member of the committee. At the last meeting in June of the ACIUCN Executive Committee, Ms Figgis confirmed her intention to step down from the position at the end of 2014. …  

10 Nov 2014 | News story

SOS, International Rhino Foundation, Indonesia

SOS at World Parks Congress, Sydney 2014

SOS - Save Our Species is participating at two events during the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, on 15 and 17 November respectively.  …  

10 Nov 2014 | News story

Fishes in the Barrier Reef World Heritage Site, Belize

CERMES to host the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity for the Caribbean

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Regional Office for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (ORMACC) and the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, announce their collaboration on the Regional Observatory for Protected Areas and Biodiversity (“the Observatory”). The Observatory will support the collection, management, analysis and application of data and information relevant to protected areas and biodiversity in the Caribbean. …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

12A-048-026, Rubaiyat Mansur, WCS, Pantropical spotted dolphin, SOS - Save Our Species

Bangladesh creates new Marine Protected Area for Dolphins, Whales, Sharks and Turtles

On 3 November 2014, the Government of Bangladesh declared the country’s first Marine Protected Area, Swatch of No Ground, to safeguard whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and other oceanic species under the Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act, 2012.   …  

07 Nov 2014 | News story

Participants practicing their negotiation skills at BIOPAMA Eastern and Southern Africa training, Kenya, 27-31 October 2014

Supporting sustainable solutions for protected areas integration into the land- and seascape

Last week, 30 participants from protected areas and their stakeholders from across the Eastern and Southern African region were trained in the consensus building methodology and in particular the Mutual Gains Approach to negotiation. The training was conducted as part of the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme) Capacity Building Programme in partnership with the Sustainability Challenge Foundation. …  

06 Nov 2014 | News story

His Excellency Anote Tong, President of Kiribati

Pacific Island leaders to help spread Mua Voyage’s message on conservation

As the Mua Voyage canoes sails south from the Gold Coast with their message on oceans and climate change, three Pacific Island political leaders have confirmed they will be on board the canoes when they sail into Sydney Harbour. …  

03 Nov 2014 | News story

Pancratium maritimum, Important plant for Long Beach, Ulicnj (Montenegro)

Conserving wild plants and habitats for people across the Mediterranean

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and Plantlife International are beginning a new project to further the conservation of wild plants and their habitats in the South and East Mediterranean. The project “Conserving wild plants and habitats for people in the South and East Mediterranean (IPA-Med)” has been launched today at the kick off workshop held in Montenegro.   | Spanish

30 Oct 2014 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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