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Register your commitment to achieve #SDG14!
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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22 Jun 2018 - Federal government of Canada and 14 First Nations agree to framework to allow co-management of marine ecosystems.

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World Economic Forum - It can seem that the world is awash with bad news about the ocean, but there are also a few bright spots. Here are five marine success stories.
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8 Jun 2018 - In celebration of World Oceans Day, a global campaign is being launched by UNDP and partners to invite people from all walks of life, to volunteer to take action.

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5 Jun 2018 - Managed marine protected areas are an effective tool in coastal ocean conservation. They are also ripe to be included in investment structures. The upsides for everyone may help push the protected area of the world’s seas from 2% to 30% by 2030.

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30 May 2018 - In line with SDG 14, development of Blue Economy sector must also promote social inclusion while ensuring environmental sustainability.

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24 May 2018 - We need to act now to save biodiversity and ecosystems.

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21 May 2018 - Peter Thomson on how a sustainable blue economy will feed and support future generations.

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11 May 2018 - World Ocean's Day, the annual global event aimed at tackling some of the biggest threats facing our oceans, will take place on June 8, 2018.

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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.

Event Date:
03/09/2018 - 08:00 to 07/09/2018 - 18:00
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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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Join the free online course focusing on the Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) of the world to learn the concept and practice of ecosystem-based management.

Event Date:
14/05/2018 - 09:00 to 22/06/2018 - 18:00
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