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DC Marine Celebration

DC Marine Celebration

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 2800 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

 

Coral Sea MPA Map

The Government of New Caledonia creates a big MPA in the Coral Sea– le parc naturel de la mer de Corail (nature park of the Coral Sea)

During its 23 April meeting, the government of New Caledonia adopted a decree to create le parc naturel de la mer de Corail. As stated by the president, Harold Martin, New Caledonia is adopting an integrated policy towards management of marine areas that are under its shared responsibility with the French Government. …  

23 Apr 2014 | News story

Left to Right: Teina Etches (National Council of Women), Maria Henderson  (Parekura (president) of Kouto Nui), and Ana Tiraa (Climate Change Office, IUCN Councillor)

Progress for Cook Islands Marine Park

In its strides to establish the Cook Islands Marine Park, or the Marae Moana, key stakeholders met last month to discuss findings of a legal analysis facilitated by IUCN Oceania. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Nominate experts for the work of IPBES

On 2 April 2014, IPBES issued the second call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN's network, especially in the light of the Resolutions from the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on IPBES itself, and on IUCN’s role in the Platform. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Inaugural session of the regional workshop to identify EBSAs in the Mediterranean.

How to protect Mediterranean marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

The need to increase protection for oceans is urgent, not only to fulfill international commitments, but to alleviate the increasing degradation of marine ecosystems. To this end, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mediterranean Action Plan – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-MAP) have organised, from 7-11 April in Malaga (Spain), a Mediterranean regional workshop to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs). …   | French | Spanish

07 Apr 2014 | News story

Some MACBIO workshop participants

Placing a value on the marine environment: Opportunity and challenges

Quantifying the value of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands region provides an opportunity to improve the management of these ecosystems, but environmental valuation faces some unique regional challenges in the Pacific.  …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

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