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The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and support an extraordinarily diverse world. Only a fraction of it has been discovered so far and much of ocean life remains a mystery which IUCN experts are striving to unveil.
 

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    L’expédition Walters Shoal est de retour!

    L’expédition Walters Shoal est de retour (23 avril-18 mai 2017) ! Un fantastique partage des compétences dans un effort commun pour la gestion et la conservation des ressources biologiques de haute mer : les premières observations font du banc Walters un mont sous-marin au faciès écologique remarquable avec une zone sommitale recouverte d’algues coralligènes. L’analyse des échantillons nous apportera des précisions quant à la composition faunistique et floristique dans les mois à venir ! Retournez sur le blog

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    The Walters Shoal Expedition is back!

    The Walters Shoal Expedition (April 23-May 18, 2017) is back! A fantastic sharing of skills as part of a common effort for the management and conservation of the living resources of the high seas: the first observations uncover Walters Bank as a remarkable ecosystem with a summit zone covered with coralligenous algae. The analysis of the samples will give us details about the fauna and flora composition in the months to come! Back to the blog.

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    Ocean Warming Report

    Explaining Ocean Warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences was released to the world’s media in September 2016 at the IUCN Congress in Hawaii.  This 460-page publication offers a comprehensive and up-to-date look at the effects of ocean warming from the perspective of major ecosystems and species groups.  Drawing on the work of over 80 scientists from 12 countries, it sets out the likely nature and scale of changes to come and also looks at the probable economic consequences ocean warming poses as well as associated risks to human health and well-being.

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    Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas: Guidelines for Design and Management

    13.12.2017

    The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and Big Ocean are proud to announce the latest addition in the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Protected Areas Guidelines Series: Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas: Guidelines for Design and Management.

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    How mangroves got their roots back in East Java – a story from MFF

    13.12.2017

    Along the coast of East Java, Indonesia, Mangroves for the Future has planted more than 74,000 mangrove saplings to support the sustainable livelihoods of coastal communities. To learn how, follow the story of Rustima, a local kiosk owner and project...

  • Dan continues to SCUBA dive to explore and be inspired by the ocean

    Dan Laffoley : IUCN’s Neptune

    11.12.2017

    Dan is a well respected leading global expert on ocean conservation. At IUCN, he is the Principal Advisor for Marine Science and Conservation with the Global Marine and Polar Programme, and has been the Marine Vice Chair for the IUCN World...

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