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Most of the marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world, estimated to number about 5000, have been established both on an ad hoc basis and through systematic planning processes. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) requires that Party states establish, by 2012, comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative national and regional systems of protected areas, and that there should be effective conservation of at least 10% of each of the world's ecological regions by 2010. Many countries have established their own national targets which provide an incentive for the introduction of a systematic conservation planning approach to the establishment of MPAs, and there are now many initiatives to develop ecologically representative MPA networks (UNEP-WCMC, 2008, p. i).

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24 Mar 2017 - [Blog] The oceans sustain creatures we haven’t even discovered, but they also keep terrestrial life going.

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22 Mar 2017 – Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coa

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Papua New Guinea

Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea’s island of New Britain holds an almost mythical status amongst divers.

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20 Mar 2017 - Fish can quickly evolve to get more benefit from the protection offered by marine protected areas, according to research from the University of B.C.

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A Film by DIE and GIZ - The Philippines is among 18 countries worldwide where most of our planet’s plants, animals, landscapes and seascapes are of the greatest in number, uniqueness and v

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The value added of the Ecosystem Services Concept and the integration of equity...
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15 -17 Mar 2017 - Parties to the Cartagena Convention are meeting in French Guyana to discuss reducing marine pollution, ocean acidification

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This first Ocean Literacy Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to empower and...
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The Ocean Data Viewer is a tool and repository for global marine data, managed...
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Presentation made at The Ocean Conference Preparatory Meeting Side Event:...
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