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IUCN Marine Biodiversity Matrix

NOTE: This site is still in "draft" stage! Please report any errors or bugs to

This website has been set up by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), building on work by an international group of legal experts. The purpose of this website is to support the development of an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

We welcome contributions. The content of this website is intended to evolve.

Please follow the links on the side bar and on each page to access the suggestions for each section of the draft instrument.

If you would like to add a suggestion, please note the following:

  • You must register as a user to add suggestions. You can register a new account here. Once you have registered please request access to edit the wiki by contacting Lydia Slobodian (
  • Do not delete the contributions of others.
  • If you would like to comment on an existing suggestion add an extra bullet point under the 'Notes' section on that suggestion.

To Add a Suggestion -

1) Click 'edit' at the top of this page. This will change this page to edit mode.

2) Copy the template suggestion paragraph below that begins in with ====

Suggestion X: Add Title of Suggestion Text Here

text text text text

Notes: text, text, text, text

References: text, text, text, text (link to online source using button in toolbox above, if possible)

3) Navigate to the section that you would like to make a suggestion in and click edit on the top of that page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and paste the template suggestion paragraph there (if there is not already a template paragraph there).

4) Add the text for your suggestion using the formatting buttons located in the toolbar above if needed.


If you have any questions, please contact:


Thank you to Merryn Cavenagh for setting up this wiki and to Miraheze for hosting and support.