World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s 2016 World Conservation Congress runs from Sept. 1-10 in Honolulu. The IUCN gathering will bring together thousands of government leaders and decision-makers from around the world, island and indigenous peoples, and environmental advocates, including experts from Pew. Attendees aim to address the global challenges facing the environment.

This collection of Pew resources covers a range of environmental issues, including efforts to increase protections for special places on land and in the ocean, such as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the boreal forest, and the high seas, as well as to improve conservation and management of threatened wildlife, including sharks, rays, and penguins.

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Fact Sheet

Vote Yes to Support Protection for 30% of the Ocean

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From the heat of the equator to the deep chills of the North and South poles, the ocean binds the planet together. Making up more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, it is home to innumerable species great and small and is a critical source of food that also provides tens of billions of dollars in economic benefits to countless stakeholders.

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Vote Yes for High Seas Protections

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Nearly two-thirds of the ocean lies beyond national boundaries, an area collectively known as the high seas. Once thought to be barren marine deserts, we now know the high seas provide ecosystem benefits that extend to every corner of the globe.

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U.S. expands Northwestern Hawaiian Islands reserve, creating world’s largest protected area

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U.S. expands Northwestern Hawaiian Islands reserve, creating world’s largest protected area

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Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

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Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

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Additional Resources

The Pimachiowin Aki area contains the largest protected section of the North American Boreal Forest
Boreal Forest Offers Peace and Purpose for Generations of Indigenous People
5min 59sec
Project Eyes on the Seas - Virtual Watch Room
Fighting Illegal Fishing With New Satellite Tech
5min 34sec