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Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Ocean life in Oceania

Pacific Islanders have a long history of connection to the oceans. It features in their dance, art, and provides sustenance for life. …  

15 May 2009 | News story

Tuna Longliners in the Cook Islands

Longline fishermen quizzed by IUCN

IUCN Oceania’s marine programme is currently collecting information from longline fishermen about the fish they catch at seamounts, underwater mountains. …  

15 May 2009 | News story

Spinner dolphins in the Red Sea marine protected area (Egypt)

Ocean protection: we cannot afford to fail – IUCN

The most pressing marine environmental issues will be addressed at the first International Marine Conservation Congress in Washington D.C. from May 19 to 24. The Congress aims to put conservation science into practice and will address climate change, poverty and globalization, marine protected areas and fisheries and aquaculture, among other themes. Policy-makers, scientists and marine managers will gather to exchange ideas and find the best way of dealing with common problems across the globe. IUCN will profile the importance of marine protected areas and precautionary actions to protect our oceans from climate change, ocean acidification and intensifying human uses. …   | French | Spanish

13 May 2009 | Media advisory

World Ocean Conference, a fight to get oceans into the climate change debate

For immediate release: 11 May, 2009

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 May, 2009 (IUCN) – The Manado Ocean Declaration draft will be review at the World Ocean Congress in Manado urging the UN to put marine issues at the top of the agenda at the climate talks in Copenhagen. …  

13 May 2009 | International news release

MFF at World Ocean Conference 2009

MFF Announces the first call for project proposals in Indonesia at the World Ocean Conference in Manado

MFF together with partners from University of Rhode Island, NOAA, USAID and Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia held a one-day workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Actions for Coastal Areas as one of the key side events at the World Ocean Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 11 May, 2009. 

13 May 2009 | News story

Acropora coral in seagrass, Mombasa

Corals – an ecosystem at risk

Over one-quarter (27%) of the world’s 845 species of reef-building corals have been listed as threatened on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Thretened Species™, and an additional 20% are considered Near Threatened. Reef-building corals are essential habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates making them the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the ocean. …  

08 May 2009 | News story

“Protecting Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

Greening blue energy

IUCN’s partnership project with E.ON is underway. IUCN and E.ON met to identify the key issues of offshore renewable energies and agree on a collaborative research programme. …  

07 May 2009 | News story

Thunnus obesus or Bigeye tuna.

Prescription for a blue economy

What do the global financial crisis and climate change have to tell us about the high seas? Both demonstrate the complexity of 21st century life. …  

06 May 2009 | News story
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Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change: The Bigger Picture

New report highlights the impacts of climate change across the marine ecosystem …  

29 Apr 2009 | News story

Tail fin of Western Gray Whale

IUCN welcomes reprieve for whales

IUCN is delighted that Sakhalin Energy followed the advice of an expert panel and stopped all seismic surveys affecting the Western Gray Whale. …  

28 Apr 2009 | News story