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IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme


Rue Mauverney, 1196 Gland, Switzerland

Region Active:




Marine protected areas, Protection of endangered species, Coral reef conservation, Plastic pollution, Ocean acidification, Sustainable fishing


The IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP) has a team committed to effectively addressing key global challenges in the marine and polar environment. GMPP cooperates with other IUCN thematic and regional programmes and with the IUCN Commissions to ensure that marine and polar ecosystems are maintained and restored in their biodiversity and productivity, and that any use of the resources is sustainable and equitable.

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