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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By Natasha Ali and Trevor Sandwith On 22 – 23 February 2018, participants at the 'Safeguarding space for nature and securing our future: developing...
In order to stem the rate of biodiversity loss, governments have committed to protect at least 17% of land and freshwater and 10% of our oceans by 2020, by adopting a Strategic Plan for Biodiversity...
Around 40 participants from 12 different countries within the Asia-Pacific Region gathered in Pattaya, Thailand, where the Blue Solutions Fair took...
The participants of the Blue Solutions Fair included members from non-governmental organisations, national and local government institutions and private companies. Everyone shared a willingness to...
IUCN recently compiled these standards for success for MPAs and has consulted on the content. The closing date for that was the 4 March 2018. We will...
The standards to MPAs are a synthesis of the existing IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Standard, together with current relevant policies and positions taken from approved IUCN...
Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and will include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA)...
The State Reserve in south-eastern Azerbaijan was created in 1929 for the purpose of protecting migrant, swamp and wild birds, and was declared a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar...
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...
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...
From the 7th to 8th of November 2017, IUCN, in collaboration with the Thai Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), and the Prince of...
An essential first step in managing a bi-national reef system is thorough surveying and stocktaking in each of the two countries. There is currently a more complete understanding of the biodiversity...
Dan is a well respected leading global expert on ocean conservation. At IUCN, he is the Principal Advisor for Marine Science and Conservation with...
Your career appears to always have been focused on marine science. How and why did you get involved in conservation, and more specifically marine conservation? I grew up on a small island – just...
On 24 November 2017, Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating Mexico's largest marine reserve to date, covering 150,000...
Inscribed as a World Heritage Site in July 2016, the Revillagigedo Archipelago was declared a national park of Mexico in November 2017. The presidential declaration bans fishing, mining, and tourism...
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...
The guidelines provide a starting point and complement current resources for MPA managers. Composed of four chapters, the publication is targeted for anyone involved in supporting Large-Scale MPAs (...
IUCN WCPA Marine Theme - the world’s premier network of Marine Protected Area (MPA) expertise.
IUCN WCPA Thematic Vice-Chair Dan Laffoley  www.danlaffoley.com Our role is to inspire, inform and enable people to protect Planet Ocean by promoting the establishment of a global,...
Cerbère-Banyuls Natural Marine Reserve is located on the Catalan coast of Southern France in Languedoc-Roussillon in the Midi-Pyrénées. It’s a small...
Cerbère is a commune that relies on tourism, so they wanted to get the local community involved and continue to let people to come enjoy its beauty, without harming the environment. The local...

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