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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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26 Apr 2018 - It's easier than you think...

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Humans produce more than 300 million tonnes of plastic per year, and much of this plastic waste ends up in the ocean. The consequences?

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What happens when we catch more than the fish population can naturally replace? UNDP Ocean Advocate, Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, explains the problems of overfishing.

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UNDP Ocean Advocate, Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, explains what nutrient pollution is and the risk it poses to marine life.

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UNDP Ocean Advocate, Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, explains how invasive species are harmful to marine life.

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UNDP Ocean Advocate, Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, talks about the factors that cause the destruction of marine habitats.

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UNDP Ocean Advocate, Australian singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, talks about the chemical reactions that occur when CO2 is absorved by sea water.

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25 Apr 2018 - A new study has found that harmful bacteria can quickly grow on plastic bags in the ocean in as little as 40 days.

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24 April 2018 - 541 individual commitments include the provision of financial resources, with total financing amounting to approximately US$25.5 billion.

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Marine Spatial Planning summer school is open for applications until 15 May 2018.

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03/09/2018 - 08:00 to 07/09/2018 - 18:00
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23 Apr 2018 - Harmful chemicals from sunscreen can leach into the ocean and damage coral. Here are some sun-blocking alternatives.

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20 Apr 2018 - Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April since 1970.  This international day reminds us about the interdependence between natural ecosystems and human life.

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