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Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many services to human society, including food and other goods, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, support of tourism and other cultural benefits, and maintenance of the basic global life support systems.

The provision of these services is threatened by the worldwide degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems. Fisheries are in global decline. Coastal habitats have been modified and lost, and in many cases the rate of degradation is increasing. Habitat loss and modification result in a loss of ecosystem services and also threaten biodiversity (UNEP, 2006, p. 7).

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9 Feb 2017 -  Major step forward towards cleaner seas and safer navigation

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5 Feb 2018 - Scientists have shown that up to 12 million tons of plastic are entering our oceans every year – that’s a rubbish truck full every minute.

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2 Feb 2018 - The Scottish Government has announced new funding to support the development of four Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the Scottish coastline.

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2 Feb 2018 - Citizens all over the world, especially young people, are taking action to help save wetlands and mangroves from destruction.

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1 Feb 2018 - Scientists have revealed for the first time that our rivers and oceans are so rife with plastic that miniscule particles are penetrating every stage of the food chain.

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31 Jan 2018 - An onslaught of bottles, bags and other litter makes reefs 20 times more likely to get sick. Scientists are scrambling to learn why.

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30 Jan 2018 - Coral reefs are critically important to the world but despite the ongoing efforts of scientists and campaigners, these stunningly beautiful ecosystems still face a 

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29 Jan 2018 - China's Ministry of Transport is planning to establish a laboratory specializing in treating oil spills at sea, the first of its kind in the country, local media Science and

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26 Jan 2018 - Plastic is one of the biggest threats to the future of coral reefs after ocean warming, say scientists.

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25 Jan 2018 - Australian research body CSIRO announced that its research partnership with

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23 Jan 2018 - A waka is being used to help measure the amount of plastic rubbish coming from the East Coast.

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Leaders from across the political, economic, environmental and risk sectors will gather in Bermuda (8-10 May 2018) for the first Ocean Risk Summit.

Event Date:
08/05/2018 - 14:30 to 10/05/2018 - 19:00
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