The IUCN World Parks Congress will be held in Sydney 12-19 November 2014. This is a landmark, global event, bringing together 3000 people from 160 countries to focus attention on some of the most valuable places on earth. 

 

Sustaining communities

Marine protected areas help sustain North America’s economy and its coastal communities. Each year MPAs of North America create economic spin-offs worth several millions of dollars.

 

Protecting marine life

North America’s marine protected areas support an incredible variety of marine life and help restore fisheries.

 

The Mediterranean is a thousand things together. Not one landscape, but a thousand landscapes. Not one sea, but succession seas.  The Mediterranean is our link: it brings us together, makes us alive and gives us a unique quality of life

 

Told by the people in the field, the video narrates the 4-year experience of the MedPAN South Project which involved more than 20 partners from 11 countries.

 

Along the California coast, teams of dedicated individuals log thousands of hours monitoring and researching some of the most special places on Earth.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Better known for the waves at Bells Beach (located inside the park) than its underwater life this clip takes you on a dive below the surface of Point Addis Marine National Park on Victoria’s west coast.  The clip includes some of the magnificent kelp forests,

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Presentation of Ecofund and “The Prophecy” project, an example from West Africa, Senegal, on how art can be in the service of ecology. This original advocacy combines in a consistent manner scientific work, art photography, and

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Small coastal dolphins, endemic to southern Australia, have been recently described as a new species, Tursiops australis, with the common name the Burrunan dolphin (Charlton-Robb et al. 2011). The species consists of small genetically distinct populations with

 
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The extremely threatened anadromous migratory fish species European sturgeon (Acipenser sturio) needs intact and healthy river habitats as well as protected habitats in the open sea. Since 1996, the BfN has intensely supported long-term research,

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It explains the necessity of MPA networks in the North East Atlantic and the Danish and German Part of the Baltic Sea, showing threatened species and habitats, even those of the deep sea e.g. at hydrothermal vents, Fractures Zones or deep trenches.

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Seven are the Mediterranean Spanish Marine Reserves for Fisheries belonging to the network that accounts 10 marine reserves, the 3 left in Canary Island. The first of all Isla de Tabarca put in force in 1986 and the last in 2007, Levante de Mallorca- Cala Ratjada they all share same objective:

 
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Reaching 1000 meters depth in its outermost border, the Marine Reserve of la Isla de La Palma benefits the protection against trade winds. Its steep coast and littoral caves show a rough costal shore line. Its underwater clear waters shelter healthy biota

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Three Islands, with volcanic seascapes protected as three marine reserves around three islands, La Graciosa, La Palma and El Hierro, these two having witnessed the latest eruptions in these Macaronesian Region in 1979 and 2010 respectively.

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Submarine images taken in 2014 in the marine reserve of Punta de La Restinga- Mar de Las Calmas show healthy communities and clear waters three years after the volcanic eruptions from a new submarine volcano just off this area in october 2011.

 
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They are nicknamed fishermen-gatherers, a modest profession in sustainable fishing, who against all odds are trying their best to maintain their traditional occupation. In the Bay of Brusc, the humanity that connects us to the coast of Provence, still lives on.

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This is one of eight virtual dives developed by Scottish Natural Heritage exploring Scotland’s west coast. Find out why the unusual hard coralline seaweed called maerl is so important for marine life in Scotland.

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This is one of eight virtual dives developed by Scottish Natural Heritage exploring Scotland’s west coast. Minke whales are generally solitary animals but in the waters off Scotland, they can be seen feeding in groups of up to ten.

 
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This is one of eight virtual dives developed by Scottish Natural Heritage exploring Scotland’s west coast. Swim amongst the eelgrass meadows that sway in the tide at The Witches on Scotland’s west coast. A feature within the Sound of Barra Special Area of Conservation,

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This is one of eight virtual dives developed by Scottish Natural Heritage exploring Scotland’s west coast. The Small Isles on Scotland’s west coast are surrounded by deep scars in the seabed carved by glaciers, known as shelf deeps.

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This is one of eight virtual dives developed by Scottish Natural Heritage exploring Scotland’s west coast.  On this dive you will encounter dolphins living at their most northerly extreme in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

 
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This is one of eight virtual dives developed by Scottish Natural Heritage exploring Scotland’s west coast. As Scotland’s seas begin to warm after the winter, there is an explosion of microscopic life providing plentiful food for the basking shark.

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This is one of eight virtual dives developed by Scottish Natural Heritage exploring Scotland’s west coast. Burrowed mud is home to a wide range of marine animals, as well as providing a productive commercial fishery in Scotland.

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This is one of eight computer animated dives developed by Scottish Natural Heritage exploring Scotland’s west coast.  With over 160 square kilometres of unbroken canopy, the expansive brown leathery kelp forests around Inner Temple Rock provide habitat and shelter for a diversity of marine life.

 
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MMMPA presents an original short educational and highly entertaining silent Marine Protected Area (MPA) movie. The humorous nature of the film makes it accessible to a wide audience, bringing with it important simple take home messages.

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[VIDEO IN FRENCH] This video tells the story of Sandra Bessudo, the founder of the Malpelo foundation, and how she registers the presence of a little-studied, majestic shark, the smalltooth sand tiger (Odontaspis ferox) in the Malpelo Flora and Fauna Sanctuary.

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[VIDEO IN FRENCH] This film is dedicated to the Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, located in the Colombian Pacific Ocean, and declared World Heritage Site of Humanity in 2006. It explains the mission of the Malpelo Foundation and its founder, Sandra Bessudo, for the conservation of the area.

 
 

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