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Friends and Colleagues,

The IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP) is pleased to send you a link to its latest news magazine “Marine News”, which was recently distributed at the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille, France.As part of its focus on Marine Protection, this 36-page issue celebrates the choice of 31 new ocean Hope Spots, areas of ocean that merit special protection due to their wildlife and significant underwater habitats. We report on how new research demonstrates the amazing ability of seagrasses to trap atmospheric carbon dioxide. And from whale sharks in the Maldives to western gray whales in Eastern Russia, we report on GMPP’s work from around the world, as well as that of IUCN’s Regions, Commissions and partners. Please click on the photo or follow this link:

https://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/marinenews_10_high.pdf  To view previous issues, please visit: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/marine/gmp_newsletter/         With best wishes,                                                                                                                  James Oliver                                                                                                            Programme Operations Officer, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP)


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