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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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12 June 2017 - “Do what you can, do it wisely, and most importantly do it now. A healthy ocean is not a luxury item. It is a necessity for survival.

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14 Jun 2017 - The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on June 9 with a "Call For Action", over 1,300 voluntary commitments made to support ocean health, and aspirations for a ne

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13 June 2017 - Gabon’s announcement also restricts overfishing and may help with climate resilience.

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12 June 2017 - The United Nations Ocean Conference drew to a close with a joint “call to action” issued by member states after a

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12 June 2017 - The Ocean Conference (5-9 June) co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden brought an unprecedented show of global unity around the need to tackle the crisis in the oce

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“The struggle of poor and vulnerable communities against poverty, biodiversity...
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The health of the world’s oceans is under threat, with 40 percent heavily affected by human activity, including pollution, over-fishing and loss of coastal habitats.

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Peru

Desde hace casi una década, la comunidad pesquera de Marcona encontró que el mar varaba oportunidades en forma de algas.

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6 Jun 2017 - A concerted global effort to restore and protect the world's Large...
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UNDP and the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), Trinidad and Tobago. ERIC-protected area co-management project in Charlotteville, Tobago.

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New York, 4 Jun 2017 — UN Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other partners participated today in the Ocean March, with the launch

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Argentina

Más del 70% de la superficie terrestre está cubierta por el mar.

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