Marine Protected Areas

Lagoon fisherman, Barren Isles archipelago, Mozambique Channel

Kayaks to Korea - community leaders share local marine management expertise on a global stage

Today, local leaders from around the globe showcased innovative, community-based marine management techniques at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. These pioneers lead Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) in all corners of the world and hail from countries such as Fiji, Kenya, Madagascar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Colombia and India. …   | French | Spanish

10 Sep 2012 | Article
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Boats in Sa'anapu marine protected area, Samoa

When is a Marine Protected Area really a Marine Protected Area

Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 8 September 2012 (IUCN) – As concern increases on the state of natural resources and the degradation of the world’s oceans, it is critical to be clear on how countries are progressing with conservation actions for the environment. New guidance issued today on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) will significantly improve ocean protection efforts. …   | French | Spanish

08 Sep 2012 | International news release

Marine World Heritage app for I-Phone

Launch of Marine World Heritage App will bring marine crown jewels a lot closer

In celebration of World Oceans Day, the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are launching a new iPhone application. This year’s Oceans Day theme “Youth: the Next Wave for Change” inspired the development of the mobile application, which will act as a window on marine world heritage sites around the world. …  

08 Jun 2012 | News story

CEPIA Bulletin

Aires Marines Protégées et gestion des pêches : un point sur la 1ère année du projet CEPIA

Un bulletin d’information sur la 1ère année de mise en œuvre de certaines composantes du projet CSRP « Appui aux initiatives de cogestion et à l’intégration des AMP dans la gestion des pêches » vient d’être édité. Mise en œuvre par l’UICN-MACO et ses partenaires nationaux (centres de recherche halieutique et gestionnaires d’AMP) en Guinée, Mauritanie, Sénégal et Guinée Bissau et baptisée CEPIA (Construire ensemble une gestion des Pêches intégrant les AMP), cette initiative vise à développer des outils de compréhension et d’évaluation de l’impact des AMP sur la pêches. …  

05 Jan 2012 | News story
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A manta ray blots out the sun in the sea off Raja Ampat Island, Indonesia

Draft Guidelines for applying the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories to Marine Protected Areas open for review

IUCN has developed Draft Guidelines for applying the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories to Marine Protected Areas and has opened a participatory review process. …  

15 Dec 2011 | News story

Mitiaro, Southern Cook Islands.

Strengthening support for largest marine park

IUCN Member Te Ipukarea Society is firmly behind the proposal by the Cook Islands Government to turn just over 50% of the country's EEZ into a marine park. …  

30 Aug 2011 | Article

Batfish, Chumbe Island Coral Park, Tanzania

An example to follow

Chumbe Island Coral Park, Zanzibar, Tanzania …  

16 Aug 2011 | Fact sheet
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SAVE THE DATE - The 2nd International Conference on Marine Mammals Protected Areas

SAVE THE DATE - The 2nd International Conference on Marine Mammals Protected Areas

Fort-de-France and les Trois îlets, Martinique …  

22 Jul 2011 | News story

Lake Bogoria landscape

Natural wonders in Kenya, Australia and Japan declared World Heritage Sites

The Lakes System in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, the Ningaloo Coast in Australia and the Ogasawara Islands in Japan have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, following the recommendations of IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jun 2011 | International news release

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story