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St Lucia Marine Protected Area, South Africa

Protected areas in the oceans a matter of great urgency say scientific community

More protected areas in strategic ocean locations need to be set up and benefit from proper enforcement in order to address the rapid degradation of the world’s marine environment. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

UNFCCC Poznan Conference

Act now on climate change, IUCN urges governments

IUCN is calling on governments at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, to make strong commitments to reduce carbon emissions in the short-term, not just the long-term. …  

20 Nov 2008 | News story

White capped Albatross, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Getting seabirds off the hook

The Hawaiian longline tuna fishery has managed to reduce seabird bycatch by 67% since 2001 by making alterations to their fishing gear and methods, a new scientific study shows.  A combination of new bait technologies and fishing techniques have dramatically reduced seabird bycatch.  More birdlife could be saved, however, if the rules were applied in a larger area and fishing effort reduced in certain seasons.   …  

03 Nov 2008 | News story

Sustainable Development of Mediterranean Aquaculture - Aquaculture site selection and site management

Sustainable Development of Mediterranean Aquaculture

Aquaculture site selection and site management …   | Spanish

28 Oct 2008 | Fact sheet

Earth viewed from space. Courtesy: NASA.

New Impetus for the High Seas following IUCN World Conservation Congress

IUCN members at the World Conservation Congress have called for strong action to protect high seas biodiversity and to regulate the human activities impacting it. This signals a growing awareness of the vital role oceans play in sustaining life on our planet and alarm at the multiplying threats to marine biodiversity from human activities in areas beyond national jurisdiction (the high seas). …  

24 Oct 2008 | News story

Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Women still absent in climate change debate

Lack of women’s participation in efforts to solve climate crisis was the main focus of the Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance held from 19 to 22 October in Manila, Philippines. The global gender alliance established by IUCN, UNDP and UNEP, encouraged women to speak with one voice at climate change negotiations.  

24 Oct 2008 | News story

High Seas Gems - Hidden Treasures
of Our Blue Earth

High Seas Gems: Hidden Treasures of Our Blue Earth

The largest, least-protected places on our blue planet are found in the high seas - the open ocean and deep seabed that lie seaward of individual nations’ jurisdictions. Extending from the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica to most of the Indian, Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, these areas cover 45% of the Earth’s surface. Hidden beneath the surface of the high seas are extraordinary places that are in urgent need of our protection. Belonging to no single nation,
they have been, for too long, neglected by all.
 

24 Oct 2008 | Downloads - publication

Maritime traffic effects on biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea - Volume 1 - Review of impacts, priority areas and mitigation measures

Maritime traffic effects on biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea - Volume 1 - Review of impacts, priority areas and mitigation measures

Edited by Ameer Abdulla, PhD and Olof Linden, PhD …  

16 Oct 2008 | Downloads - publication