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Marine Protected Areas

Distribution of Mediterranean MPAs.

The new database of Mediterranean MPAs is NOW online!

The inventory of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of the Mediterranean Sea has been recently updated and improved and the online database is freely searchable at www.medpan.org 

12 Sep 2008 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

Eight new natural wonders for the World Heritage List

Eight new natural sites have been added to the World Heritage List, following IUCN’s recommendations.The new sites include the Socotra Archipelago in Yemen, Canada’s Joggins Fossil Cliffs, the French Lagoons of New Caledonia, Saryarka in Northern Kazakhstan, Mount Sanqingshan National Park in China, Surtsey in Iceland, the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico.
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08 Jul 2008 | International news release

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Marine miracles at Convention on Biological Diversity

The move to create a network of marine protected areas that spans the entire globe took a huge step forward at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which ended last week in Bonn. …  

03 Jun 2008 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Economic Tools for Marine Protected Areas

From 26-30 May 2008, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, Coral Reef Initiatives for the South Pacific (CRISP) and the Secretariat of the Pacfic Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a regional workshop on the use of economic tools for supporting the design and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Xây dựng kỹ năng lập kế hoạch đánh bắt hải sản bền vững cho các chủ thể khu bảo tồn biển

Một khóa tập huấn về lập kế hoạch đánh bắt hải sản bền vững để hỗ trợ cho các chủ thể thuộc các khu bảo tồn biển (MPA) do IUCN Việt Nam đồng tài trợ đã được tổ chức vào giữa tháng 4/2008 tại Tp. Quy Nhơn, Tỉnh Bình Định. Đây là nơi có Khu bảo tồn Rừng Ngập mặn Cồn Chim và là nơi cư ngụ của nhiều cộng đồng ngư dân địa phương. …  

07 May 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Promoting Sustainable Fisheries in MPAs: Planning Skills Built for Stakeholders

A training course on sustainable fisheries planning to support Marine Protected Area (MPA) stakeholders was co-sponsored by IUCN Viet Nam in mid-April 2008 in Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, where Con Chim Mangrove Reserve and many local fishing communities are located. …   | Vietnamese

07 May 2008 | News story

Galapagos National Park,Ecuador

It’s ocean time for Latin America

Marine protected areas should be the new priority for South American governments, according to those who attended the Latin American Parks Congress earlier this month.
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17 Oct 2007 | News story

Survey of coral  growth in Weh Island,Indonesia

Indonesian survey demonstrates that marine protected areas accelerate coral recovery

Marine protected areas greatly boost both coral recovery and the abundance of coral reef fish. This is the main finding of a survey on coral reefs in the northern Sumatran islands of Weh and Aceh earlier this year. Set up mainly to monitor the recovery of corals following the 2004 tsunami, the 2007 survey found that human management had a greater impact on reef fish abundance than the tsunami. …  

04 May 2007 | News story

Turtle

New road map for establishing marine protected area networks

Connecting marine reserves to large networks will make marine species and ecosystems more resistant to threats such as climate change, overfishing or pollution. Today, a new roadmap for establishing marine protected area networks is being released at the IUCN Marine Protected Area Summit in Washington, DC. …  

11 Apr 2007 | News story

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