Marine Protected Areas cover almost 3% of the ocean

World nearing 3% of ocean protection

Marseille, France, 24 October 2013 – Marine protected areas now cover 2.8% of the global ocean – an area larger than Europe – according to the official map released today based on data provided by the World Database on Protected Areas, run by IUCN and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). …   | Spanish

24 Oct 2013 | International news release

Rhinoceros in the Kunene National Park, Namibia

BIOPAMA raises awareness at African forestry and wildlife gathering

A pan African delegation from IUCN raised awareness of BIOPAMA in Africa through an exhibition stand and discussions with BIOPAMA audiences at the recent Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) African Forestry and Wildlife Committee meeting, held from 30 September to October 4 in Windhoek, Namibia. …   | French

24 Oct 2013 | News story


IUCN Goodwill Ambassador from Japan joins APC efforts

Japan’s renowned singer and songwriter, IRUKA, has joined with IUCN and the Ministry of the Environment Japan to champion the Asia Parks Congress, held in Sendai next month from 13 – 17 November. IRUKA has been an IUCN Goodwill Ambassador since 2004, and promotes IUCN’s work through her songs and awareness-raising events. …  

24 Oct 2013 | News story
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Côte marine

Le Groupe Expert Côtier pour la capitalisation des expériences de planification côtière

Le Groupe Expert Côtier de la Commission sur la Gestion des Ecosystèmes travaille en collaboration étroite avec le programme Marin et Côtier (MACO) de l’UICN, sur différents dossiers, et notamment la mise en place d’un observatoire régional des risques côtiers en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce travail se réalise en appui au Centre de Suivi Ecologique de Dakar et à l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) et l’élaboration d’une stratégie régionale pour les aires marines protégées d’Afrique centrale, en lien avec le Réseau des Aires Protégées d’Afrique Centrale (RAPAC). …  

24 Oct 2013 | News story

Juliana’s golden-mole (Neamblysomus julianae)

Conservation in Action: The Road to Recovery

From saving the world’s most threatened species of sea turtle to bringing unusual amphibians back from the brink of extinction, no conservation challenge is a lost cause if knowledge, dedication and strong partnerships are put into play. This is the message being championed by ARKive to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story

Abanderados(as) de Coatán (Guatemala - México)

Driving actions in the Coatán and Suchiate basins (Guatemala and Mexico) to establish governance processes

  • By: Jerónimo Navarro (Ixchiguán, GT), Reynaldo Escalante (Tacaná, GT), Henry Galdámez (San Pablo, GT), Baldemar Zacarías (Cacahoatán, MX), Antonio Hernández (Cacahoatán, MX), Yolanda Pérez (Cacahoatán, MX), Victor Rodas (UICN)
  • Guatemala-Mexico, September 2013
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23 Oct 2013 | News story
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Galapagos sea lion puppy, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Marine Protected Areas - an investment well worth its price

Halfway through the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress taking in Marseille, we asked Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme to tell us about the most important issues discussed so far. …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story

Photo atelier Kisantu

RDC : Le schéma de formalisation de l’exploitation forestière artisanale validé

Le Jardin Botanique de Kisantu a servi de cadre à l’atelier de validation du schéma de formalisation de l’exploitation forestière artisanale en RDC, organisé par l’UICN du 11 au 12 octobre 2013. …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story
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Photo Conférence AWEPA

République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) : de la protection des zones naturelles transfrontalières

En collaboration avec les deux chambres du parlement de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), l’Association des parlementaires européens partenaires de l’Afrique (AWEPA) a organisé du 30 septembre au 02 octobre 2013 dans la ville de Kisangani (Province), une  conférence régionale sur « le rôle des parlementaires dans la protection des zones naturelles transfrontalières ». …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story
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The Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, is a large inlet in the eastern Pacific Ocean located along the northwestern coast of Mexico. Covering about 160,000 square kilometers, the Gulf of California covers 4,000 kilometers of coastline and reaches depths of over 3,000 meters.

There is hope for the ocean

Thirty one new Hope Spots - places that are critical to the health of the ocean - were announced yesterday by renowned oceanographer and IUCN Patron Sylvia Earle, a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance “Mission Blue” and IUCN, with the aim to scale up the marine protection necessary for a sustainable development of the ocean. …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story