A Delegation of 20 experts will represent IUCN at the Oceans Conference taking place from 5-9 June 2017 in New York.
The Ocean Conference is a high-level United Nations Conference to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The world community will come together to discuss meaningful and... Read more
Mangrove forests evolved where two of the most contrasting environments on earth meet – the interface between the land and sea. 
Wedged in the intertidal zone, dissected by river deltas or stuck in the sand pits of coastal lagoons, mangroves are highly dynamic ecosystems faced with exceptional challenges – changing tides,... Read more
“The beauty of Ha Long Bay lies in its unique geographical, landscape, biodiversity and cultural-historical values. Currently, its biodiversity...
While very few Vietnamese tourists pay attention to the biodiversity of Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago, higher spending visitors from Germany, UK, and other European countries often ask about ... Read more
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  الشروط المرجعية: لتوظيف مستشار مدرب في المراجعة المالية لمشاريع مؤسسات مجتمع.مدني في إطار برنامج المبادرات الصغرى لمنظمات المجتمع المدني في شمال افريقيا, ليبيا. آخر موعد للتقديم... Read more
Myanmar is home to an extraordinary diversity of wetlands, which include mountainous wetlands; large freshwater marshes and lakes; and coastal...
Despite these benefits, wetlands are under enormous pressure. Globally, according to the Convention on Biological Diversity, 40% of 1,000 wetlands sampled were lost between 1970 and 2008. Research... Read more
The 18th International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day", which has already become a traditional event for St. Petersburg, was held on 22-23 March...
The 18th International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day", which has already become a traditional event for St. Petersburg, was held on 22-23 March 2017. The main theme of the event was the... Read more
Over 13% of anthozoan species in the Mediterranean Sea – which include corals and related species –  are threatened with extinction, according to the...
Anthozoans, meaning “flower-animals”, include around 212 species of hard and soft coral, black coral, sea anemone and gorgonians – a group that includes sea whips and sea fans –  native to the... Read more
New report on recomended Arctic Marine World Heritage sites includes four off the coast of Greenland
The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is opening up previously inaccessible areas to activities such as shipping, bottom trawl fishing and oil exploration, according to a... Read more
Our oceans, coasts and wetlands are crucial for our survival. Mangrove forests, for example, sequester massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the...
Establishing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around biologically diverse hotspots is one approach to protecting these vital ecosystems as they come increasingly under threat. When the boundaries of... Read more
The "Walters Shoal" expedition is bringing to fruition the objectives of the scientific component of the IUCN FFEM-SWIO project. Acquiring...
32°30'S / 44°E The Marion Dufresne of the French Polar Institute IPEV will take the scientific partners of the project to the seamount named "Walters Shoal". This high seas habitat is located in... Read more
A scientific expedition to explore life on undersea mountains – or seamounts – in the high seas south of Madagascar is setting out from Reunion...
“Seamounts are islands of marine life with an important role in maintaining the health of the ocean. They contribute to food security by supporting fish stocks, and the unique species they harbour... Read more
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, 10 January 2016 – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with Bhaya Group, Coca-Cola...
This coastal clean-up follows the first in June 2016. The second clean-up attracted the participation of more than 100 volunteers from various sectors including students, businesses, NGOs, government... Read more


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