Publications

Ocean acidification - Questions answered - English version

Ocean acidification - Making it clear

A fresh look at the global problem of ocean acidification for those people who want to know a little more. …  

13 May 2011 | Downloads - publication

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Coral Reef Resilience Assessment of the Bonaire National Marine Park, Netherlands Antilles

Although Bonaire’s coral reefs remain among the healthiest and most resilient in the Caribbean, this IUCN report based on the IUCN Resilience Assessment of Coral Reefs highlights some of the threats that exist to Bonaire’s coral reefs, and which could have serious implications for resilience to future climate change and other threats. The report identified recommendations for addressing the current threats, as well as high and low resilience sites. 

12 May 2011 | Downloads - publication

IUCN/NRDC Workshop to Identify Areas of Ecological and Biological Significance or Vulnerability in the Arctic Marine Environment

IUCN/NRDC Workshop to Identify Areas of Ecological and Biological Significance or Vulnerability in the Arctic Marine Environment

Human activity is expanding in the Arctic marine environment, in part due to warming ocean temperatures and the dramatic loss of summer sea ice. New and expanding human uses include fishing, shipping and offshore oil and gas development. All have the potential to place major additional stress on ocean ecosystems which are already undergoing profound change related to warming, sea ice loss, and alterations in ocean chemistry. 

12 May 2011 | Downloads - publication

Marine fauna, Fish, Endangered species, Red data, Fisheries, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean Sea Sparidae, Labridae, Scombridae Species

Overview of the Conservation Status of the Marine Fishes of the Mediterranean Sea

Compiled by Dania Abdul Malak, Suzanne R. Livingstone, David Pollard, Beth A. Polidoro, Annabelle Cuttelod, Michel Bariche, Murat Bilecenoglu, Kent E. Carpenter, Bruce B. Collette, Patrice Francour, Menachem Goren, Mohamed Hichem Kara, Enric Massutí, Costas Papaconstantinou and Leonardo Tunesi …  

19 Apr 2011 | Downloads - publication

Capturing and Conserving Natural Coastal Carbon: Building mitigation, advancing adaptation

Capturing and Conserving Natural Coastal Carbon: Building mitigation, advancing adaptation

Capturing and Conserving Natural Coastal Carbon: Building mitigation, advancing adaptation …  

24 Feb 2011 | Downloads - publication

Global Ocean Protection

Global ocean protection : present status and future possibilities

Global ocean protection : present status and future possibilities 

23 Nov 2010 | Downloads - publication

Guideline

Economic Assessment for Ballast Water Management: A Guideline

The aim of this guideline is to aid maritime administrators, or other lead agencies working with ballast water management, to assess and quantify (as appropriate and possible) the potential economic consequences of unintended marine species introductions. Such economic understanding is intended to support sound decision making in relation to IAS risk reduction, preparedness and response planning, and in particular as a source of information for the development of a National Ballast Water Management Strategy (see GloBallast Monograph No. 18).
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31 Oct 2010 | Downloads - publication

Greening blue energy

Greening blue energy: identifying and managing the biodiversity risks and opportunities of offshore renewable energy

Greening blue energy : identifying and managing the biodiversity risks and opportunities of offshore renewable energy …  

22 Jul 2010 | Downloads - publication

Mediterranean pelagic habitat

Mediterranean Pelagic Habitat. Oceanographic and Biological Processes, An Overview

Würtz, Maurizio IUCN, Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation ; France, Ministère de l'Ecologie, de l'Energie, du Développement Durable et de la Mer ; France, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes ; UNEP, Mediterranean Action Plan for the Barcelona Convention (MAP) ; Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) …  

06 Jul 2010 | Downloads - publication