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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

Marovo Lagoon Solomon Islands

Islands Journey at WCC

Islands Journey - In the mood for an Island Getaway? …  

03 Oct 2008 | News story

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

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Marine miracles at Convention on Biological Diversity

The move to create a network of marine protected areas that spans the entire globe took a huge step forward at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which ended last week in Bonn. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Blue shark

You can swim but you can’t hide – more oceanic sharks on the IUCN Red List

Bonn, Germany, May 22, 2008 (IUCN/Wiley-Blackwell) – The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN on International Biodiversity Day. …  

22 May 2008 | International news release

Whale photograph

Construct an oil pipeline next to gray whale feeding area? Think twice, warns independent panel of scientists

Members of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, an independent scientific body convened by IUCN, have voiced their concern to Exxon Neftegaz Ltd. over plans to build an oil pipeline and an ice bridge across the Piltun Lagoon on the Sakhalin Island. The Lagoon is believed to be of crucial importance for the productivity of species on which western gray whales feed. …  

07 May 2008 | News story

Shark Depredation and Unwanted
Bycatch in Pelagic Longline Fisheries

Improved Understanding of Interactions between Sharks and Longline Fisheries Benefits Both Fishing Industry and Sharks

Interactions between sharks and pelagic longline fisheries are causing ecological, economic and social problems. Studies, announced recently by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, indicate that action is needed to develop methods to deter sharks from taking hooked fish from longline gear - amove that will benefit sharks and the fishing industry. …  

07 Sep 2007 | News story

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