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Saba from the Sea

International Recognition for Protected Areas and Species in the Dutch Caribbean

Nature conservation in the Dutch Caribbean just took a giant leap toward a more sustainable future with international recognition of three more or our protected areas and six more species, including our most important reef building corals. The Saba National Marine Park, the Man O’ War Shoal Marine Park on St. Maarten and the St. Eustatius National Marine Park are now officially recognized as protected areas under the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW).
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20 Jan 2015 | News story

DG DEVCO lunch time conference on the BEST initiative

Contributing to global biodiversity - the BEST initiative

EU DG DEVCO lunch time conference on ‘Contributing to global biodiversity’ features the BEST initiative.  

13 Jan 2015 | Article

Adult Antarctic Krill

Underestimating the ocean: new evidence from IUCN highlights the carbon-regulating capacity of the ocean

Gland, Switzerland, 9 December 2014 – Protecting key carbon-absorbing areas of the ocean and conserving fish and krill stocks are critical for tackling climate change. This is one of the findings of a report released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in which top marine scientists describe how atmospheric carbon is captured, stored and moves in the ocean. …   | Dutch

09 Dec 2014 | International news release

Adoption of the Message from Guadeloupe

Message from Guadeloupe: a roadmap for actions to 2020

 The international conference on biodiversity and climate change took place 21 to 25 October 2014 on Guadeloupe Island. The conference was co-organized by the Secretariat of the CBD, the European Commission (EC), the French Government, Guadeloupe Regional Council, the government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) and IUCN.  

21 Nov 2014 | News story

Presenting the Message from Guadeloupe

Make European Union Overseas the centre for action on biodiversity and climate change

International conference tackles biodiversity loss and climate change in European Union (EU) overseas entities and neighbouring regions. …  

30 Oct 2014 | News story

British Island Deputy Premier Kedrick Pickering and Seychelles Ambassador Ronald Jumeau at the conference

SIDS Conference, 1-4 September 2014, Apia, Samoa

Islands’ biodiversity is especially important due to the high number of endemic species they harbour and particularly threatened as islands are facing high impacts from climate change with rising sea level, increased ocean temperature and acidity affecting their surrounding marine environment , as well as more frequent and violent storms. Islands’ ecosystems also face threats like invasive species and development. Conserving islands’ biodiversity thanks to sustainable development is key to achieve international conservation targets. …  

07 Oct 2014 | Article

Bonaire kid

Benefits of Valuing Nature for the Caribbean Netherlands

A research conducted between 2012 and 2014 not only values the ecosystem services provided by the three islands’ natural world, but produces reports and policy briefs for decision-makers with guidance on how to maintain these values for the benefit of the economy. …  

26 Aug 2014 | Article

Louis Galantine, Regional Councillor, Guadeloupe

Strengthening islands’ climate change resilience at La Réunion conference

Islands are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They are often densely populated, yet face rising sea levels, water scarcity and natural disasters such as storms and floods. But regional governments and island states also have ample opportunities to lead on both adaptation and mitigation and are often already doing so. …  

02 Jul 2014 | News story

IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami (left) and Interim PIDF Secretary General, Feleti Teo, after the signing in Nadi, Fiji.

Pacific Islands Development Forum signs agreement with IUCN

IUCN and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) entered into an agreement on June 20 declaring their commitment to collaborate on initiatives related to sustainable development, particularly in advancing the concept of a green economy. …  

23 Jun 2014 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

On the frontline – helping island states face up to climate change

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront of climate change — they’re the first to feel the impacts and are among those taking the lead in tackling this ever-growing threat. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

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