Medio marino y polar

Los océanos cubren el 70% de la superficie de la Tierra y contribuyen al mundo de forma extraordinariamente diversa. Sólo una fracción de éstos has ido descubierta hasta ahora, y gran parte de la vida en los océanos sigue siendo un misterio que los expertos de la UICN se esfuerzan en desvelar.

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    Reef Futures Looking Up! Large Scale Coral Reef Restoration is Possible

    30.08.2018

    Needing to change our visual and professional perspective was the common theme behind several promising low-cost technical solutions reviewed at a recent Coral Reef Restoration Workshop. The workshop sponsored by the International Union for Conservation of...

  • Pinna nobilis Photo: IUCN/Mar Otero

    Situación de emergencia para las grandes nacras en el Mediterráneo

    17.07.2018

    Un parasito está causando una mortandad masiva de una de las especies más emblemáticas del Mar Mediterráneo, la gran nacra Pinna nobilis. Diversas acciones se están emprendiendo para frenar su expansión en la región.

  • Giant tube worms Photo: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011

    Draft mining regulations insufficient to protect the deep sea – IUCN report

    16.07.2018

    Regulations under development at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to manage deep-sea mining are insufficient to prevent irrevocable damage to marine ecosystems and a loss of unique species – many yet to be discovered, an IUCN report warns.

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Lecturas rápidas

Dirigido a legisladores y periodistas, IUCN Issues Briefs brinda información clave sobre temas seleccionados en un formato de dos páginas (en inglés).

Photo: IUCN

Deep-sea mining

Deep-sea mining is the process of retrieving mineral deposits from the deep sea – the area of the ocean below 200 m which covers about 65% of the Earth’s surface.  There is growing interest...

Seamount conservation Photo: IUCN

Seamount conservation

Seamounts are underwater mountains of volcanic origin that rise from the seafloor. Regarded as hotspots of biological diversity in the ocean, seamounts serve as spawning sites for many species....

Thumbnail_Ocean warming_issues brief Photo: IUCN

Ocean warming

The ocean absorbs vast quantities of heat as a result of increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, mainly from fossil fuel consumption. The Fifth Assessment Report published by...

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