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Herbivorous reef fishes critical for long-term coral reef health and resilience

Herbivorous reef fishes not only have a key role in keeping algal growth at bay and thereby enabling corals to grow and reproduce, they are also important players in the long-term health and survival of coral reefs in the face of climate change and other threats. These are the findings of a new report published by IUCN and its institutional partners released today. …  

24 Aug 2009 | News story

Students of Sainte-Therese School receiving games of the Honu Toolkit at the launch on World Oceans Day 2009

New Toolkit to Help Turtles

Te mana o te moana, a non-profit organization in French Polynesia and a new member of IUCN, has been promoting their Honu Toolkit to the people of French Polynesia since its launch on World Oceans Day, in June of this year. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story

Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). Global Red List Assessment: Vulnerable; Sub-population Red List assessment for the Northeast Atlantic: Critically Endangered

Third of open ocean sharks threatened with extinction

The first study to determine the global conservation status of 64 species of open ocean (pelagic) sharks and rays reveals that 32 percent are threatened with extinction, primarily due to overfishing, according to the IUCN Shark Specialist Group. …   | French | Spanish

25 Jun 2009 | International news release

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

Western Gray Whale and ship.

Stop all oil and gas activities that could harm Western Gray Whales, says panel

An independent panel of scientists has recommended a moratorium on all activities by oil and gas companies in eastern Russia that could adversely affect the Western Gray Whale population. …  

24 Apr 2009 | International news release

Proceedings of the Technical Workshop on Mitigating Sea Turtle Bycatch in Coastal Net Fisheries

New report sets out roadmap for reducing sea turtle bycatch in coastal net fisheries

Sea turtles are adversely affected by a range of factors, some natural and others caused by human activities, such as fishing operations. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story

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

Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus). Global Red List Assessment: Vulnerable; Sub-population Red List assessment for the Northeast Atlantic: Critically Endangered

Quarter of northeast Atlantic sharks and rays threatened with extinction

The release of the first ever IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ assessment of northeast Atlantic sharks, rays and chimaeras reveals that 26 percent are threatened with extinction and another 20 percent are in the Near Threatened category. …  

10 Nov 2008 | International news release

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

Adrift - Tales of ocean fragility

Tales of 12 species: Conservation or destruction?

The book Adrift: Tales of Ocean Fragility was launched today, with stories of curious sharks and ghost fishing on high seas. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

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