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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 3100 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

 

Fish from sustainable fisheries ensure food security into the future

Protecting and sustaining human life: Why healthy coastal ecosystems are so important

The recent focus on coastal fisheries has raised the question of why coastal ecosystems are so important. The simple answer is that healthy coastal ecosystems are the lifeblood of Pacific Island communities, providing food, income and physical protection. …  

13 Aug 2014 | News story

Vaquita, WWF, Mexico

Between a gill net and a hard place: more pressure on Vaquita

The world’s smallest cetacean, the Critically Endangered Vaquita (Phocoena sinus), is facing its most daunting challenge yet. Despite decades of conservation work to protect this porpoise in its limited habitat in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico, an unlikely but illegal trade in wildlife has arisen all to quickly. Chinese demand for the swim bladder of another threatened species- the totoaba fish (Totoaba macdonaldi) is now accelerating the slide toward extinction for this species of porpoise. …  

11 Aug 2014 | News story

Papua New Guinea Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon. Mao Zeming, delivering the keynote address at the Pacific Bêche-de-mer and the Future of Coastal Fisheries Meeting in Nadi, Fiji

Is it time for certification and branding of sustainably-grown products from Pacific coastal fisheries?

Certifying and branding sustainably-grown commercial products, such as bêche-de-mer, is one of the many ideas put forward to help the coastal fisheries of the Pacific Islands be sustainably managed into the future. …  

07 Aug 2014 | News story

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Sea & Air: Traversing the Ocean-Climate Divide in International Law and Policy

We have the pleasure of inviting you to an interdisciplinary panel discussion:
Sea & Air: Traversing the Ocean-Climate Divide in International Law and Policy 

04 Aug 2014 | News story

A field ranger keeps a close watch over a wild rhino to which he has been assigned in an African Game Park.

Rising murder toll of park rangers calls for tougher laws

With poachers responsible for more than half of ranger deaths over the past two years, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the International Ranger Federation (IRF) call for a toughened stance against wildlife crime globally, marking World Ranger Day celebrated across the globe on 31 July. …   | French | Spanish

29 Jul 2014 | News story

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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