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Marine Protected Area, fish and coral at Nha Trang

Marine Protected Areas receive welcome boost

One of the cornerstones of improved ocean management – the establishment of networks of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world’s oceans - received a strong endorsement from the representatives from 76 countries at the World Ocean Conference (WOC) in Manado (Indonesia) today.  

15 May 2009 | News story

Signature de l'Accord APV UE-Rep. du Congo

L'Union Européenne et la République du Congo veulent limiter le commerce du bois illégal

Le Samedi 09 mai 2009, la République du Congo et la Commission européenne ont signé à Brazzaville, un Accord de Partenariat Volontaire (APV) destiné à lutter contre l’exploitation et l’exportation illégales des bois tropicaux. …  

15 May 2009 | News story
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Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Ocean life in Oceania

Pacific Islanders have a long history of connection to the oceans. It features in their dance, art, and provides sustenance for life. …  

15 May 2009 | News story

Tuna Longliners in the Cook Islands

Longline fishermen quizzed by IUCN

IUCN Oceania’s marine programme is currently collecting information from longline fishermen about the fish they catch at seamounts, underwater mountains. …  

15 May 2009 | News story

Resource person briefing about the workshop.

Impacts of Climate Change should be communicated now: workshop facilitators

Media Workshop on ‘Communicating Climate Change’ concludes in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD MAY 14: The three day media workshop on ‘Communicating Climate Change’ concluded in Islamabad. The workshop was a collaborative venture of IUCN Pakistan, Oxfam GB, Stockholm Environment Institute and Artists Project Earth. …  

15 May 2009 | International news release

Lear’s Macaw (Anodorhynchus leari). 2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

More Critically Endangered birds on IUCN Red List

The latest evaluation of the world’s birds reveals that more species than ever are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …   | Spanish

14 May 2009 | International news release

Workshop participants

Three day workshop on ‘Communicating Climate Change’ begins in Islamabad

Capacity Building exercise being held for national media

ISLAMABAD Mar 12:  A three day capacity building workshop for the national media began in Islamabad, organized by IUCN-Pakistan and OXFAM GB. The workshop is being supported by Stockholm Environment Institute and Artists for Earth. …  

14 May 2009 | International news release

Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Don't forget environment, IUCN tells UN

World leaders must consider the environment if they want to ensure people enjoy a sustainable and dignified life. That was the message IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre gave in her keynote address to the High-Level Ministerial segment of the 17th session of the United Nations Commission of Sustainable Development (CSD), held in New York from May 4 to 15. …  

14 May 2009 | News story

Desert dune, Qatar

Ecosystem approach is the way forward

The newly established IUCN drylands programme stepped out in style for the first time at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York by convening a Learning Centre on the ecosystem approach. It was the first outreach engagement of the programme at a large international meeting of the United Nations. …  

14 May 2009 | News story

World Ocean Conference, a fight to get oceans into the climate change debate

For immediate release: 11 May, 2009

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 May, 2009 (IUCN) – The Manado Ocean Declaration draft will be review at the World Ocean Congress in Manado urging the UN to put marine issues at the top of the agenda at the climate talks in Copenhagen. …  

13 May 2009 | International news release

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