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A scientific expedition to explore life on undersea mountains – or seamounts – in the high seas south of Madagascar is setting out from Reunion...
“Seamounts are islands of marine life with an important role in maintaining the health of the ocean. They contribute to food security by supporting fish stocks, and the unique species they harbour... Read more
Our oceans and wetlands are crucial for our survival. Mangrove forests sequester massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and protect...
Establishing biologically diverse hotspots as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is one of the ways to protect these vital ecosystems as they come increasingly under threat, and assisting member countries... Read more
Situbondo, one of East Java’s regencies, is situated on the north coast between Probolinggo and Banyuwangi, in Indonesia. The area is abundant with...
Since 2000, Situbondo’s mangrove coverage has reduced significantly, largely due to large-scale conversion of mangrove forests into shrimp ponds and for milkfish aquaculture along the coast of... Read more
“BEST RUP”  works within the framework of the BEST initiative and the pilot project 'inventory of species and habitats in the French Outermost Regions (ORs)' submitted by the Member of the... Read more
My name is Phan Bao Ha and I was a volunteer for the IUCN marine turtle conservation programme in Con Dao National Park in 2015. That year, with a...
I’ve lived in Da Lat for 7 years with many friends and have various networks throughout the city. In Da Lat, I organised a group of foreigners from many countries to work for an environmental project... Read more
The "Walters Shoal" expedition is bringing to fruition the objectives of the scientific component of the IUCN FFEM-SWIO project. Acquiring...
32°30'S / 44°E The Marion Dufresne of the French Polar Institute IPEV will take the scientific partners of the project to the seamount named "Walters Shoal". This high seas habitat is located in... Read more
Located approximately 25 km off the coast of Balochistan province, Astola is Pakistan’s largest offshore island. Also known as “Jezira Haft Talar” (...
The island is also ecologically important. Its beaches are a nesting ground for the endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbracata), while also supporting a... Read more
Located approximately 25 km off the coast of Balochistan province, Astola is Pakistan’s largest offshore island. Also known as “Jezira Haft Talar” (...
The island is also ecologically important. Its beaches are a nesting ground for the endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbracata), while also supporting a... Read more
According to the WGWAP Terms of Reference: IUCN will, in consultation with the WGWAP Co-Chairs, appoint an independent agency to evaluate, according to IUCN-supported Independent Scientific &... Read more
Imèn Meliane is the new WCPA Regional Vice Chair for North Africa, The Middle East and West Asia (NAMEWA). Imèn describes her vision for protected...
There are about 1500 protected areas in the 22 countries of the region, but only five countries have protected more than 10% of their land. As for marine, with the exception of Jordan, no country has... Read more
Today, a rapidly increasing number of people are flocking to the coasts – to build their homes, to spend their holidays or to conduct business...
Dangers to life on the coast Already half the world’s population lives within 60 km of the sea, and most large cities are found on the coast. But life on the coast now comes at a high cost, with a... Read more
Climate mitigation and adaptation are a country’s most pressing actions in the face of a looming global climate crisis –with catastrophic...
With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, governments re-affirmed the importance of sustaining and restoring healthy ecosystems, including coastal areas, for their climate mitigation benefits. Faced... Read more

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