The IUCN Global Standard for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is a synthesis of the existing IUCN Green List Standard for Protected and Conserved Areas, together with current relevant policies taken from approved IUCN Resolutions and guidance documents.

Every other breath we take comes from the sea, yet the ocean is losing oxygen faster than ever before. Ocean deoxygenation is one of the most pernicious, yet under-reported side-effects of human-induced climate change.

This video showcases the impact of the Sida-funded MARPLASTICCs initiative in scaling circular action through supporting existing, small-scale circular economy initiatives that aim to reduce the amount of plastic leaking into the marine environment.

This video presents a project by EcoWorld Recycling, working to protect the Watamu Marine National Park & Reserve on the Kenyan coast. The initiative is supported by the MARPLASTICCS.

This video showcases an initiative by 3R in Mozambique that aims to establish a financially sustainable and environmentally sound value chain for plastic waste in Vilanculos. The initiative is supported by the MARPLASTICCS.

This video focuses on the Blue Port Project, an initiative by the WILDTRUST, which aims to create action-based research and implement strategic interventions to reduce plastic waste in the Durban Port. The initiative is supported by the MARPLASTICCS.

As part of IUCN's Marine Plastics and Coastal Communities initiative (MARPLASTICCs) funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), this video illustrates the different types and the life cycle of plastics as a real dimension of the challenge.

Healthy mangroves are a precious resource, and yet over the past 50 years the world has witnessed staggering levels of mangrove loss. Losing mangroves means losing lives and livelihoods, food security, valuable timber production, coastal defence, and an efficient carbon store.