États-Unis

Map of areas closed to fishing, Western Pacific

IUCN welcomes fishing closures in Pacific high seas pockets

IUCN welcomes the decision by Western Pacific island nations to close an area three times the size of California to fishing activity, effectively creating the world's largest no-take zone.  The decision was reached in order to protect one of the world's last great tuna stocks. The fishing effort in the economic exclusion zones (EEZs) around the islands, mainly carried out by foreign fleets that pay the island states for the right to fish, will continue at a unsustainable rate, however, according to IUCN. …  

07 Jun 2009 | News story

 International Marine Conservation Congress

Getting Wet Feet at IMCC

May ended with a splash as the great and the good of the marine community descended upon Fairfax, Virginia, for the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC).  …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story

Claire Nouvian, IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans

IUCN Ambassador for the Oceans to tackle Hong Kong marine crisis

IUCN's Ambassador for the Oceans, French author and film maker Claire Nouvian, is raising awareness in her adoptive city, Hong Kong, to try to turn back the clock and reverse decades of degradation of the marine environment.  Once a paradise of clear water, pristine corals and home to exotic species of shark and grouper, Hong Kong's marine environment is now in crisis.  As Claire says, if Hong Kong, with its unequalled material comfort and its legendary reactivity can’t resolve it, no other place in the world will. …  

05 Jun 2009 | News story

Canari

IUCN Caribbean Member Receives MacArthur Award

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (MacArthur) recently announced that IUCN member, the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), is one of eight winners of the 2009 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, and the first-ever winner from the Caribbean.   …  

03 Jun 2009 | News story

Saint Lucia awaits parrot population estimate - Amazona versicolor

Saint Lucia awaits parrot population estimate

Analyses are currently underway following a two-month survey that ended in March, of the Saint Lucia Amazon parrot (Amazona versicolor) across the whole of St. Lucia’s mountainous rainforests. …  

03 Jun 2009 | News story

Alien Invasive Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) which has spread around the entire tropics and is now moving north into southern Europe as Climate Change makes conditions suitable for it.

International Biodiversity Day sounds the alarm on invasive species

International Biodiversity Day, celebrated each year on May 22, pays tribute to the global importance of biodiversity, both as an asset for posterity and a vital resource for people and their livelihoods. …  

22 May 2009 | News story

Western Gray Whale and ship.

New Assessment for the Arctic

IUCN welcomes the first comprehensive study of arctic marine transportation …  

18 May 2009 | News story

Coral Reef, Bali, Indonesia

Coral triangle initiative celebrated

The first inter-state agreement in the coral triangle towards marine conservation efforts has been signed by six countries at the Coral Triangle Summit. …  

18 May 2009 | News story

Tsunami

The Tsunami Legacy

To better respond to natural disasters, governments should invest more in risk reduction for vulnerable communities and make sure to reflect gender concerns in the recovery processes - says a report launched on 24th April 2009 at the United Nations. According to the “The Tsunami Legacy – Innovation, Breakthroughs and Change” report, involving local communities in the recovery process is as instrumental as installing high-tech early warning systems. The report also highlights the need for governments to incorporate disaster risk reduction measures in national development plans. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

Cuban Crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)

Cuba - The Crown Jewel of the Caribbean - But for how much longer?

Earlier this week the Brookings Institution brought together a panel of marine experts to outline a new path for the United States and Cuba to work together on environmental issues to protect diverse marine resources in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. …  

01 May 2009 | News story

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