Marine and Polar

Photo Signature Charte

La Charte Mangrove : Cinq pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest s’engagent dans la conservation de la mangrove

En marge du forum régional côtier et marin, cinq gouvernements de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Mauritanie, Gambie, Guinée, Guinée Bissau et Sierra Leone) ont, le 1er Juillet 2010 à Nouakchott en Mauritanie, apposé leur signature sur le document les engageant à coopérer pour la protection de la mangrove dans la sous-région. Le Sénégal s’engage à faire de même dans les prochains jours. Cette charte comprend également des plans d’actions détaillés spécifiques que chaque pays devra entreprendre. La signature est le résultat de trois années de travail conduites par l’UICN et Wetlands International. …  

22 Jul 2010 | News story
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Dolphin

Marine protected areas: the way forward

The French Marine Protected Areas Agency and the IUCN French Committee will organize the second national dialogue on marine protected areas from 15 to 17 November 2010 in La Rochelle, France. …   | French

16 Jul 2010 | News story

David Without Borders (David Sans Frontiers) is a multi-media quest to discover initiatives that preserve biodiversity

Biodiversity explorers embark on micro-documentary expedition

Can you recommend a great biodiversity project they should see and film? Contact the explorers! David Without Borders (David Sans Frontieres) is a quest by two young men to discover biodiversity efforts in 14 countries. From CEC member David Ainsworth of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a project supporter.  
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08 Jul 2010 | News story

Cérémonie d'ouverture du forum

5ème Forum côtier et marin ouest-africain : La conservation de la biodiversité au centre des débats

Organisée sous le thème : « La biodiversité, notre sécurité dans un monde en changement. Sauvons-la ! », la rencontre qui a regroupé près de 200 invités de profil varié s’est déroulée du 28 juin au 1er juillet 2010 à Nouakchott en Mauritanie. …  

05 Jul 2010 | News story
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Albatross in the Pacific Ocean

United Nations addresses capacity-building in ocean affairs and the law of the sea, including marine science

Capacity building in ocean affairs and the law of the sea, including marine science, was the key topic at UNICPOLOS 11, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 21 – 25 June 2010.  …  

01 Jul 2010 | News story

Tail fin of Western Gray Whale

IWC greatly concerned about Russian oil exploration impacts on Western Gray Whales

At the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting in Agadir, Morocco, scientists warned that a seismic survey planned off Sakhalin Island by the Russian petroleum company Rosneft could seriously threaten the critically endangered Western Gray Whale population. 

25 Jun 2010 | News story

Windfarm - E.ON climate & renewable

Offshore wind farms – green energy or biodiversity threat?

In the rush to find new sources of energy and reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, offshore wind farms are increasingly seen as an attractive solution, but their potential impact on marine biodiversity should not be overlooked. …  

24 Jun 2010 | News story

Waya Island, Fiji, Oceania

Ridge to Reef workshop develops new global initiative

Healthy well-managed river basins and coastal areas, where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind the development of a new IUCN initiative 'Ridge to Reef'. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

Yellow-nose Albatross Thalassarche carteri

A fresh look at improving ocean governance - new study

A new study discussing governance options to improve the conservation and management of biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction was developed by four students in a partnership between the John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Participants of the Seamount Workshop. Nadi, Fiji.

Pacific Island Seamounts - are they under threat?

A 2-day workshop was held in Nadi on 28th and 29th April to discuss the impacts of longline fishing as well as other activities on seamounts in the Pacific Islands. …  

11 May 2010 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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