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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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Awareness and cleaning activities in the frame of the EU Maritime Dy with students, Marine Park Administration and local NGO were carried out in Vlora bay

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21/05/2017 -
08:30 to 17:30
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24 May 2017 - In the run up to the Ocean Conference in June, this blog series explores issues related to oceans, seas, marine resources and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life below water.

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18 May 2017 - Presented at a two-day preparatory workshop ahead of The Ocean...
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Ian Drysdale explains the importance of protecting the Measoamerican coral reefs that stretches alongside the Honduran caribben sea as well as alongside the coasts of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. 

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15 May 2017 - A revolution in thinking is needed to protect this vital commons.

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On 11 May, Ocean Cleanup, a foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, announced a design breakthrough to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years.

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12 May 2017 - With climate change, finding innovative and sustainable ways to work together with rather than against nature for effective flood risk reduction will be critical.
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11 May 2017 - The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation aiming to rid the oceans of plastic waste says it will start cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within 12 months.

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PEMSEA partners are targeting to cover 25 percent of the region’s coastline under ICM by 2021, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste.
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Multisectorial consultation on the state of the oceans. This event brings together participants from various sectors:

Event Date:
10/05/2017 - 09:00
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As a participant in the national consultation held in Samaná, Salvador Alcalá tells us about the problems related to the oceans, seas and underwater life.

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