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  • Pinna nobilis 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.

  • seamount indian ocean Indian Ocean seamount Photo: (c) Alain Barrère

    Progress in the Southern Indian Ocean towards better protection of biodiversity in the high seas

    03.07.2018

    Phuket, Thailand, 25-29 June 2018 - The Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) has declared five new Protected Areas in the high seas at its 5th Meeting of the Parties (MoP5). These closures apply only to bottom trawling and do not cover other...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Photo: IUCN / Davis Sheppard

    Yemen urged to halt damaging activities in Socotra Archipelago, as advised by IUCN

    02.07.2018

    Manama, Bahrain – Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has urged Yemen to halt any activity that may negatively impact on the unique wildlife and landscapes of the Socotra Archipelago World Heritage site. The country has been requested to...

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site The "Blue Hole" in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    Second largest reef on Earth off ‘danger list’, following IUCN’s advice

    26.06.2018

    Manama, Bahrain, 26 June 2018 (IUCN) – The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – the world’s second largest coral reef system after the Great Barrier Reef – has come off the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of the International Union for...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    IUCN advises in-danger status for Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago World Heritage site

    18.06.2018

    Uncontrolled development, unsustainable fisheries and invasive species threaten Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which recommends placing the site on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

  • Bubble net lunge feeding by humpback whales, Alaska Bubble net lunge feeding by humpback whales, Alaska Photo: J.Hyde Wild Things Photography

    IUCN marks World Oceans Day with a Google Voyager story on humpback whales and Large Marine Ecosystems

    07.06.2018

    To mark World Oceans Day, IUCN has collaborated with Google Earth to produce a Voyager story  - a multimedia presentation embedded in Google Earth - that traces the life and habits of humpback whales as they migrate the world’s oceans and as they feed...

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System - the Blue Hole Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    World Heritage in-danger: Belize reef recovers while Lake Turkana faces dam threat – IUCN

    28.05.2018

    In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in charge of advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on natural sites....

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • Ice and plastic interaction experiment, Manitoba, Canada Fixing the 24 pools before adding different concentrations of microplastics Photo: Joao Sousa IUCN

    Research to determine whether ocean plastics accelerate Arctic melt

    14.05.2018

    IUCN and academic partners are conducting research in the Arctic and Baltic regions to establish to what extent plastic particles accelerate ice melt in the Arctic Circle. Dark plastic particles attract sunlight, warm up and melt the ice around it. ...

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