Marine and Polar

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Marine and Polar” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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This is an invitation for a short consultation on whether all the existing IUCN policies, standards, recommendations and guidance have been captured...
The standards to MPAs are a synthesis of the existing IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Standard, together with current relevant policies and positions taken from approved IUCN...
An online tool which helps companies measure their plastic footprint, developed by the social enterprise Searious Business and IUCN, International...
The tool, Plastic Scan, allows companies to measure how much plastic they use, and how much plastic waste is generated along their value chain. Based on the results, companies receive recommendations...
Marine News Issue 14 14th edition of the IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme newsletter - September 2017 Click image to download   Marine News Issue 13 13th edition of the IUCN Global...
IUCN HEADQUARTERS - GLAND, SWITZERLAND IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme Rue Mauverney 28, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland   Fil. Lic. Carl Gustaf Lundin Director, Global Marine and Polar Programme...
Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the...
The State Reserve in south-eastern Azerbaijan was created in 1929 for the purpose of protecting migrant, swamp and wild birds, and was declared a wetland of international importance by the Ramsar...
Following are some of IUCN's key resources related to marine plastics and microplastics.  For more information, visit the GMPP Resources page and the GMPP dedicated website on marine plastics...
IUCN’s programme of work on marine plastics has focused principally on seeking solutions to close the plastic tap and tackle plastic pollution at its...
Current Projects PlastiMed In 2017, IUCN engaged in new efforts on closing the plastic tap in the Mediterranean Sea. This two-year project aims to advance our understanding of plastic fluxes from...
Every year, over 300 million tons of plastic are produced, half of which is used to design single-use items such as shopping bags, cups and straws. At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our...
IUCN welcomes the EU Plastics Strategy launched today, encourages all public and private actors to ensure its swift and adequate implementation, and...
Plastic debris causes enormous problems within the marine environment. The slow degradation of large plastic items into microplastic particles (smaller than 1 to 5 mm), which spread over long...
As a follow-up to the Message from Reunion Island (2008), the purpose of the Roundable is to provide an EU-wide flexible and informal instrument for coordination, dialogue and exchange among all...
Dan is a well respected leading global expert on ocean conservation. At IUCN, he is the Principal Advisor for Marine Science and Conservation with...
Your career appears to always have been focused on marine science. How and why did you get involved in conservation, and more specifically marine conservation? I grew up on a small island – just...
On 24 November 2017, Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating Mexico's largest marine reserve to date, covering 150,000...
Inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July 2016, the Revillagigedo Archipelago was declared a national park of Mexico in November 2017. The presidential declaration bans fishing, mining, and tourism...

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