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  • Plastics on the shore of Naxos, Greece Plastics on the shore of Naxos, Greece Photo: IUCN\Lea Dubois

    New tool to help companies fight plastic pollution

    20.02.2018

    An online tool which helps companies measure their plastic footprint, developed by the social enterprise Searious Business and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, was launched today at the Ocean Plastics Crisis Summit in London, UK.

  • Sea turtle Photo: Pablo Arturo Lopez Guijosa

    Marine Protected Areas: global standards for success

    20.02.2018

    This is an invitation for a short consultation on whether all the existing IUCN policies, standards, recommendations and guidance have been captured in IUCN’s global conservation standards to Marine Protected Areas. The deadline to share your...

  • The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan Photo: Rory Moore

    Azerbaijan to create the first Marine Protected Area in the Caspian Sea

    14.02.2018

    Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water on the planet. The new MPA will seek to protect...

  • Photo: Brian Merrill

    EU Plastics Strategy positive but requires implementation

    16.01.2018

    IUCN welcomes the EU Plastics Strategy launched today, encourages all public and private actors to ensure its swift and adequate implementation, and looks forward to the European Union continuing to lead global action to tackle the marine plastic litter...

  • The BEST Future Photo: IUCN

    Taking BEST into the Future

    18.12.2017

    Are you aware of these amazing facts? The EU’s Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) include 34 political entities which: (1) cover a total land area equivalent to the EU (2) cover the largest marine territory in the world (...

  • Photo: CONANP

    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.

  • Photo: Mangroves for the Future

    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 Photo: Andy Wrightson

    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...

  • Photo: Jean Louis Ferretti

    Mexico's largest Marine Protected Area: Revillagigedo, the Mexican Galápagos

    29.11.2017

    On 24 November 2017, Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating Mexico's largest marine reserve to date, covering 150,000 square kilometres around the Revillagigedo Archipelago, a volcanic archipelago 240 miles southwest of the...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN

    13.11.2017

    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today...

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