Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Astola Island, Pakistan
The Astola Island has been designated as Pakistan’s first-ever Marine Protected Area.  The notification in this regard has been issued by the...
While hailing it a historic milestone, IUCN Country Representative, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema said that this could not be achieved without the concerted efforts led by the Secretary, Ministry of...
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The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-...
The two-day conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 September 2017. The conference aims to bring together 40-50 marine experts from think tanks, academia, the private sector,...
MPA: Initiatives & Opportunities Event, Malta
Malta, 31 May 2017 – Representatives of European Member States, the European Commission marine specialists and stakeholders convened with IUCN and...
The conference, “Marine Protected Areas: Initiatives and Opportunities,” exchanged best practices, case studies, and views on the opportunities offered by Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in addressing...
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon in Palau
Named for Dr Kenton R. Miller, one of the leading figures in international protected area conservation, the award honours innovation in protected...
“This year the Kenton Miller Award will be conferred for innovation in marine protected areas. The nominations we received were of very high quality” says Dr Kathy MacKinnon, Chair of the WCPA. “It...
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IUCN WCPA Marine Theme - the world’s premier network of Marine Protected Area (MPA) expertise.
Thematic Team Leader: Dan Laffoley  www.danlaffoley.com         Our role is to inspire, inform and enable people to protect Planet Ocean by...
MPA declaration meeting
A consultative meeting of the relevant stakeholders of the Marine Protected Areas was held at the IUCN Country Office on July 06, 2017 to assess the...
Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative, IUCN Pakistan welcomed the participants and congratulated Government of Balochistan for taking a pioneering step towards declaring the first ever...
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In 2007, the Government of the Republic of Fiji as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) endorsed the review and...
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2016 was commissioned by the Fiji Protected Areas Committee and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to review all existing...
The Iroise Marine Nature Park, the first marine protected area in France, achieved IUCN Green List status in 2014. It was created in 2007 off the...
The Iroise marine park, located at the most western point of France, aims to improve understanding of the marine environment, to protect it (the seabed, bird and marine mammal species, but also...
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EU Overseas are leading the way towards reaching global marine conservation goals
The 25 European Union (EU) Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) and 9 Outermost Regions (ORs) are among the most precious assets to their six Member States not only for their rich biodiversity...
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In the framework of the of the Interreg Med project MPA-Adapt “Guiding Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through the climate change era:...
The objective of this workshop, organised by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, was to provide guidance to MPA managers, MPA staff involved in management activities and local...
Réserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbère-Banyuls, France
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...
The Marine Conservation Sub-Committee (MCSC) aims to ensure that decisions taken by policy-makers and resource managers on the management of marine resources are based on sound and scientific...

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