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Dark Forescasts on Ocean Acidification

The snail Clione limacina grows up to a length of 70-85 mm. © M. Boeer, Alfred Wegener Institute

The snail Clione limacina grows up to a length of 70-85 mm. © M. Boeer, Alfred Wegener Institute

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:12

Two new studies show that ocean acidification is negatively affecting species and ecosystems, albeit to varying degrees. Acidification may also amplify global warming, according to a third study.

The oceans absorb more than a quarter of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere. They form a natural store without which the Earth would now be a good deal warmer. But their storage capacities are limited and the absorption of carbon dioxide results in their acidification.

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Support IUCN’s initiative to Save Mozambique's Dugongs

A Dugong near Marsa Alam (Egypt)

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:12

IUCN invites you to join and support its team for the 2013 swim across Lake Léman!!!

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IUCN Publishes Criteria for Red List of Threatened Ecosystems

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Acropora muricata coral in the Indian Ocean. © Boris Daniel / AAMP

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:12

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), co-organizer of IMPAC3, published on May 8 a new global standard for the creation, by 2025, of a Red List of Ecosystems under threat.

The IUCN already maintains a Red List of Threatened Species. The new list will supplement it through an ecosystemic approach.

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Broader Cooperation Between France and UNEP

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Cayar Marine Protected Area, Senegal. © Christophe Lefebvre / IUCN

Published on Thursday, 21 September 2017 05:12

The framework agreement binding France and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was officially published on March 26, 2013. It opens up new cooperation perspectives in terms of international environmental governance.

Created in 1972 and based in Nairobi (Kenya), UNEP promotes the protection of resources worldwide as a fundamental aspect of economic and social development.

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