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Highlights of the Third World Heritage Marine Managers Conference

Third World Heritage Marine Managers Conference, 27-31 August 2016, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador : a gathering of the guardians of the 49 wonders of the world’s oceans. Since the first marine site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982, the network has grown to encompass 49 sites in 37 countries that stretch from the tropics to the poles. It includes the breeding grounds of...
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Global conservation summit sets the direction for post-2015 sustainability agenda

The IUCN World Conservation Congress « Planet at the crossroads » closed on 10 September in Hawaiʻi, setting the global conservation agenda for the next four years and defining a roadmap for the implementation of the historic agreements adopted in 2015. The IUCN Congress closed with the presentation of the Hawai'i Commitments. This document, titled “Navigating Island Earth”,...
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Turkish Government adopts Grouper fishing ban

Following a proposal from WWF-Turkey that has been presented to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock in December 2015, the government recently adopted a new ban that forbids to fish, collect, transfer and sell groupers. The ban is part of the new 2016-2020 Amateur and Commercial Fisheries Circular. In Turkey, groupers have been under pressure from illegal fishing for many...
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5th edition of the National underwater photography competition

The 5 th edition of the National Underwater Photography Competition was once again a success in Taza National Park. The competition is organised by  Taza National Park, under the patronage of Mr. Wali of the Wilaya of Jijel with the contribution of WWF (SEA Med project), the Rescue Aid League and Underwater activities of Jijel, Touring Club Algeria, club people Sea, and club Manta....
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An environmental quality label for Kaş-Kekova MPA (Turkey): the process has begun!

As part of WWF’s SEAMed Project, the Nature Friendly Tourism Label Project of Kas-Kekova MPA (Turkey) was launched by the Kaş Tourism and Promotion Association in collaboration with WWF-Turkey. The small grant project aims to promote the adoption of voluntary environmentally sustainable practices among local tourism businesses, in order to preserve and enhance the natural and cultural...
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