Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Pilot phase 2014 - the first Green listed areas The sites have been evaluated against a set of demanding criteria, including the quality of protection of natural values, based on the draft Standard...
In April 2017, an IUCN team spent a week on Cu Lao Cham (CLC) in central Vietnam assisting negotiations between the management board and local...
A 20-minute boat ride from Hoi An, CLC has become one of Vietnam’s major tourist attractions, receiving 500,000 visitors in 2017 and 150,000 in the first three months of 2018 alone. Many fishers now...
Following the first analysis of the deep sea expedition in unexplored areas of the Lebanese coast,  the Deep-Sea Lebanon project has held on April...
The first results from the first deep sea expedition ever in the sea canyons of Lebanon (Cheka & Batroun, Bay of Jounieh, Northern St. George, Beirut Escarpment and Gulf of Beirut and Saida)...
After a one month deep sea expedition in unexplored areas of the Mediterranean, scientists have found over 200 species,  including new records that...
This project was initiated following a request by the Ministry of Environment, in line with its Marine Protected Areas strategy. This project relies on scientific data flow modelling collected,...
On behalf of organizers, IUCN would like to express our sincere thanks for all applicants of marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in...
After thorough review and based on the programme criteria, we have selected 41 candidates for three programmes which last from 6 July to 12 August 2018. For detailed list of selected candidates,...
Photo: D.B. Snyder, 2014 The Snapper, Seabream, and Grunt Specialist Group (SSG SG) works to advance research and conservation of over 540 diverse reef fish...
Photo: W. Palm Bch. Fishing Club, 2012 The Snapper, Seabream, and Grunt Specialist Group (SSG SG) works to achieve global conservation and sustainable use of...
For those who live along the coast of the Pyinbugyi Islands at the mouth of Southeastern Myanmar’s Tevoy River, fishing has always been a way of life...
According to the women who collect clams and mud crabs for subsistence, crustacean populations are also in decline. “Ten years ago the mud crabs were double the size of the ones I collect now,” said...
With a total area of 3.7 hectares (roughly the size of 5 football pitches), the coastline in front and the famous Hai Tang pagoda in back, the Pagoda...
Once used for rice cultivation, the fields were abandoned due to water scarcity and rapid population expansion. Several businesses expressed interest in developing the area to accommodate the 1,700...
Protected Planet Protected Planet is the online visual interface for the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a joint project of IUCN and UNEP.  It is the most comprehensive global database...
IUCN Viet Nam and Con Dao National Park are pleased to announce the call for marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National...
The call is open for all Vietnamese citizens under the age 21 – 48 years old and interested in wildlife conservation. There are three time options which last for 10 days which are (i) 6 – 15 July, (...

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