IUCN Marine Biodiversity Matrix
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.
The site's structure follows that of the procedural report of the Preparatory Committee established by UN General Assembly Resolution 69/292. On each page of the site, find an evolving set of recommendations for each element of a potential agreement. To navigate through the site's content, and for more information and resources, use the sidebar links.
We welcome contributions. The content of this website is intended to evolve. To view the contents, please follow the links in the side bar contents or from the outline below to access suggestions for each section of the draft instrument. Visit this page for more information about how to contribute: How to join the discussion. Please contribute your suggestions and join the discussion!
Below, find an outline of this site's content and the procedural report of BBNJ PrepCom: