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Mangrove, Rhizophora mucronata, planted a year previously in Jaring Halus, North Sumatra

Sea-level rise may be the greatest threat to mangroves

Mangrove ecosystems are under threat from climate change. Initial research led by IUCN and three leading universities shows that most mangrove sediment surface levels are not keeping pace with sea-level rise.  The greatest impact will be on those mangroves where there is limited area for landward migration. 

29 Aug 2008 | News story

WCC Marine Guide

Looking forward to the 2008 IUCN Congress: Marine Guide

The IUCN Congress in Barcelona this October will feature over 100 marine-related events. The IUCN Global Marine Programme has issued a flier to highlight these and display a first timetable of the main marine workshops. …  

28 Aug 2008 | News story

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Humpback whale on road to recovery, reveals IUCN Red List

Some large whale species, including the humpback, are now less threatened with extinction, according to the cetacean update of the 2008 IUCN Red List. Most small coastal and freshwater cetaceans, however, are moving closer to extinction. …   | French | Spanish

12 Aug 2008 | International news release

Sea urchin in sea grass

Seagrass meadows in “hot water” – IUCN

Seagrass meadows are essential to commercial species such as prawns …   | Spanish

25 Jul 2008 | International news release

I Taller Regional sobre Conservación y Manejo de las Poblaciones de Tiburones en el Pacífico Oriental

Países del Pacífico Oriental se unen para proteger a los tiburones

Los tiburones mako, martillo, sedoso, azul y zorro pelágico fueron las especies identificadas por los participantes del taller regional. Se prepara una próxima reunión en México.
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14 Jul 2008 | News story

Deep-sea squid. Teuthowenia pellucida

"The Deep" Expo moves to Hong Kong

Author, film-maker and IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans, Claire Nouvian, today opened the Hong Kong leg of her travelling exhibition on the incredible biodiversity in the deep seas.  …  

11 Jul 2008 | News story

Conference: "The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss" (Reunion Island, 7-11 July 2008)

28 EU overseas entities join forces for the first time to counter climate change - IUCN

For the first time the EU’s overseas entities have come together at a meeting in Reunion Island, calling for action on climate change impacts to help preserve nature, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the Reunion Conference on Climate Change and Biodiversity in EU Overseas Entities (7-11 July). …  

11 Jul 2008 | International news release

Tiburón, Galápagos (Ecuador).

Los países del Pacífico oriental dan un impulso a la conservación y el manejo sostenible de tiburones

La gestión de las pesquerías de tiburones ha sido objeto de discusión en muchos países de la cuenca oriental del Pacífico. Por primera vez, los países pertenecientes a esta región se reúnen para encontrar soluciones a las amenazas que enfrentan los tiburones en este océano.  

10 Jul 2008 | Fact sheet

Whale photographe

Scientists send distress signal to Russian PM Vladimir Putin over oil project's threat to rare whales

A panel of whale scientists convened by IUCN has addressed an open letter to the Russian Prime Minister to highlight the lack of transparency in oil operations off eastern Russia, which could seriously imact the already critically-endangered western gray whale population . …  

10 Jul 2008 | News story

Coral Reef, Bali, Indonesia

One Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Extinction

One third of reef-building corals around the world are threatened with extinction, according to the first-ever comprehensive global assessment to determine their conservation status. The study findings were published today by Science Express. …  

10 Jul 2008 | International news release