Marine

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Marine” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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On December 19-21, 2018, we revisited Kampong Phluk, Phlov Touk and Boeung Chhmar, three fishing communities on the Tonle Sap where we established...
We found that physical investments, including the boundary poles, signboards (old, but visible), patrol station (old, but usable), are still fit for purpose. FCA management activities, including...
Every year, over 300 million tons of plastic are produced, half of which is used to design single-use items such as shopping bags, cups and straws....
The majority of marine plastics come from land-based sources, including urban and storm runoff, sewer overflows, beach visitors, inadequate waste disposal and management, industrial activities,...
IUCN’s programme of work on marine plastics has focused principally on seeking solutions to close the plastic tap and tackle plastic pollution at its...
Current Projects Plastic Waste Free Islands With support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), IUCN launched the Plastic Waste Free Islands project in 2019. The...
Today, IUCN Viet Nam joined 58 embassies, UN agencies, international organisations, and international NGOs in signing a Code of Conduct on Combating...
Viet Nam is the world’s fourth largest marine plastics polluter and the Code of Conduct is part of a broader international initiative that aims to support efforts by the Vietnamese government,...
Office location IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) is located in Amman, Sweifiyeh Area, next to Ukraine Embassy Abdel Latif Salah Street, building # 29, Sweifiyeh P. O. Box 942230 Amman...
The Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI) has just launched its Strategic Plan for 2019-2024. The plan, which will help IBRRI fulfill its aim...
Broadly, these objectives are to share knowledge, ensure the conservation of key wetland species, help develop and strengthen policy on wetlands, raise awareness and promote education, and ensure...
On December 28-29, 2018, IUCN organised a visit to Kampong Phluk by staff of NTFP-EP, WWF, CEPA and NGO Forum to the Tonle Sap followed by a workshop...
The field trip to and workshop were used to discuss a checklist that IUCN prepared to rapidly assess community fisheries effectiveness, share successful experiences with fish conservation area (FCA)...
Climate change is severely and rapidly impacting species, ecosystems and people around the globe. Climate change and ocean acidification are...
Ocean Warming Ocean warming may well turn out to be the greatest hidden challenge of our generation. Up to now, the ocean has shielded us from the worst impacts of climate change by absorbing...
The first Advisory Committee for the Thailand Bio-Diversity Network Alliance (B-DNA) was held on January 17 at the IUCN Asia in Bangkok, Thailand.
Six out of eight committee members, including representatives from academic institutions, governmental agencies, and NGOs, attended the meeting. The Advisory Committee will act as an impartial multi...
In November 2018, IUCN co-chaired a roundtable on Marine Plastic Pollution: A global issue with national and local solutions at the PEMSEA East Asian...
The roundtable, which was co-chaired by Maeve Nightingale, Capacity Development Manager, IUCN and Dr. Jose Erezo Padilla, Technical Adviser, Water and Oceans, Bangkok Regional Hub, United Nations...
In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to...
National members strongly reiterated how MARPLASTICCs plays a vital role in tackling the plastics challenge and supporting the government in dealing with this issue. They emphasised the need for...
The Marine Conservation Committee (MCC) aims to ensure that decisions taken by policy-makers and resource managers on the management of marine...
Chair: Amanda Vincent Email: Amanda VincentWebsite Twitter: @sscmarine The MCC supports, connects and promotes expertise in marine species conservation. Its mandate is to ensure...

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