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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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9 de abril de 2017 - Se llevó a cabo la gira de prensa “Promoción de las Áreas Protegidas Marinas de las Costas del Pacífico”

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

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Philippines

The Philippines lies within the “Coral Triangle”, a global center of marine diversity, with diverse coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves, fisheries and marine mammals.

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Multisectorial consultation on the state of the oceans. This event brings together participants from various sectors:

Event Date:
12/05/2017 - 09:00
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8 May 2017 - At the 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney, Madagascar's President announced an ambitious commitment to triple its MPAs by 2024.

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High-level reception convened by Convention on Biological Diversity with the Governments of the Republic of Korea and Costa Rica.

Event Date:
06/06/2017 - 14:30
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4 May 2017 - Over the last two years, MPAs have also taken center stage in international fora reflecting on progress towards these agreed global goals.

Official

28 Apr 2017 - The fate of the world’s marine life today - including the threatened bluefin tuna - is in all our hands

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26 Apr 2017 - For Sri Lanka, heavily economically dependent on the ocean, UN initiatives relating to the ocean and climate change are of particular importance.

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Peru

9 Feb 2015 - View the photo gallery by Raúl Arteaga Bengoa and Renato Contreras Farías.

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HOSTS: IUCN, WCS, IRD and the Governments of France and Australia

Event Date:
26/04/2017 -
10:00 to 11:00
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