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Exploring Potential Opportunities and Synergies
This new publication, aiming at exploring potential opportunities and synergies between aquaculture and conservation, is being launched at The Monaco Blue Initiative Conference on Monday April 3rd... Read more
As a follow-up to the Message from Reunion Island (2008), the purpose of the Roundable is to provide an EU-wide flexible and informal instrument for coordination, dialogue and exchange among all... Read more
Today, the BEST 2.0 Programme has launched a call for proposals for small-scale projects on-the-ground in the 25 EU Overseas Countries and...
  Projects supporting the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation are eligible... Read more
A 3-year project 'BEST RUP' started on 15 January 2017. Its aim is to implement the pilot project 'inventory of species and habitats and...
BEST RUP is taking advantage of any possible synergies with the work carried out under the BEST preparatory action, which privileges a voluntary and participative approach for the development of... Read more
An independent scientific panel created to protect critically endangered western gray whales in the Russian Far East will continue to monitor...
For the last 12 years, the IUCN-led Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) has been providing objective independent advice to Sakhalin Energy and other actors on the conservation of these whales... Read more
How will ocean acidification affect fisheries around the world as carbon dioxide levels rise? This question is among the research priorities...
Research shows that rising levels of dissolved carbon dioxide cause ocean acidification, which is expected to harm many marine species, but much remains unknown. Which regions will be most... Read more
Five sites in the High Seas, which belong to no country, could be recognised under the World Heritage Convention, according to a new report by UNESCO...
“Just as on land, the deepest and most remote ocean harbours globally unique places that deserve recognition, just as we have given to the Grand Canyon National Park in the United States of America,... Read more
IUCN has launched a new tool to help negotiators, governments and other stakeholders understand their options for an international instrument for...
The matrix was developed by an international team of experts led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre together with the Global Marine and Polar Programme.  It presents a variety of suggestions... Read more


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