Marine

Delivering benefits to Livelihoods and Nature following an innovative approach

“The Livelihoods Fund: a powerful Vehicle for Biodiversity, poverty reduction, food security and Climate Mitigation”

Coastal Ecosystem Restoration projects with Biodiversity and Community Benefits following an innovative approach involving the private sector

We are pleased to invite you at the Blue Planet Pavilion to discover the Livelihoods Fund iniative and learn more about this innovative approach, that closely involves the private sector, to finance mangrove restoration and agroforestery projects. Tens of thousands of people around the world will have greater access to food because of this unique financial investment fund.

Launch of the 10 Year strategy to protect the crown jewels of the ocean

The objective of the event is to launch the new strategy for UNESCO's World Heritage Marine Programme. It will set out the goal of what the programme aims to achieve by 2022 and the actions and activities it plans to set up to get there.

1. Opening the Red List to the world 2. The impact of invasives species on threatened species

14:30-15:30 Opening the Red List to the world

The IUCN Red List website has a new feature! Discover new ways to search the IUCN Red List to find out the latest information on threatened species. This session will involve a short talk and demonstration of the new sub-site.

15:30-16:30 The impact of invasives species on threatened species

Securing a future for sawfishes: SSC Shark Specialist Group

This session will 1) Highlight the dire situation for sawfishes, 2) Briefly present the findings of the Global Sawfish Conservation Strategy, including conservation activities that have been recommended, 3) Network with people ‘on the ground’ who will be able to implement the recommendations of the Strategy in collaboration with other Sawfish Network members.

Marine Conservation in the Southern cone of South America

During this event IUCN members in the South American region, led by FVSA (Argentina), will present the advances for key marine conservation initiatives in South Cone, included:

• the Patagonian Sea conservation initiative
• fisheries: by-catch, legislation, and relationship with private sector
• Coastal Protected Areas management. The case of Peninsula Valdes
• Climate change and krill fisheries in Antarctica

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