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Island solutions: Eradicating invasive species for biodiversity restoration (2014) | UNEP

The Dominican Republic is succeeding in eradicating lionfish from its waters by eating them...before they devour local species.

The Dominican Republic is succeeding in eradicating lionfish from its waters by eating them...before they devour local species.

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Strengthening the Management and Surveillance of Marine Protected Areas in Guinea-Bissau (2014) | UNEP

The project has improved the surveillance and monitoring capacity of IBAP (Institute of Biodiversity and Protected Areas) and enhanced the relationship between local populations, fishermen and the

Protected Areas in Guinea-Bissau.

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Supporting a regional Marine Protected Areas Network of marine turtles in Western Africa (2014) | UNEP

The project (developed in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Sierra Leone) contributed to identifying the risks faced by the sea turtles as well as monitoring the species and defining new conse

rvation areas on the coast.

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A Bottle's Odyssey (2014) | UNEP

A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner.

A Plastic bottle goes on an epic odyssey to find its way back to its owner.

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Preventing Our Oceans from Becoming Dumps (2015) | UNEP

This video introduces the issue of marine litter and the role that the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) can play in solving the problem.

This video introduces the issue of marine litter and the role that the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) can play in solving the problem.

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Emerging Issues for Small Island Developing States: Results of the UNEP Foresight Process

This insightful and practical report, compiled in consultation with over 70 SIDS experts and scientists, provides an overviewof 20 issues critical to the sustainable development of SIDS.

This insightful and practical report, compiled in consultation with over 70 SIDS experts and scientists, provides an overviewof 20 issues critical to the sustainable development of SIDS.

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Governing Marine Protected Areas – Getting the Balance Right

This technical report is intended to provide a foundation for further case studies and discussion, employing the governance analysis framework, to provide a preliminary resource for MPA managers to

consider how different incentives might be combined to support the governance of their MPA.

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Foundations for Sustainable Nutrient Management

This booklet focuses on the use, effects and management of two key nutrients - nitrogen and phosphorous – and recommends how to build a sustainable future where food and energy security can be achi

eved while preserving key ecosystem services.

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Marine plastic debris and microplastics – Global lessons and research to inspire action and guide policy change

This study summarizes the state of our knowledge on sources, fate and effect of marine plastics debris and microplastics, and describes approaches and potential solutions to address this multifacet

ed issue.

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The Open Ocean: Status and Trends: Summary for policy makers

The Open Ocean Assessment provides a baseline review of issues linking human wellbeing with the status of the open ocean through the themes of governance, climate change, ocean ecosystems, fisherie

s, pollution, and integrated assessment of the human-ocean nexus.