Ocean Action Hub

Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many services to human society, including food and other goods, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, support of tourism and other cultural benefits, and maintenance of the basic global life support systems.

The provision of these services is threatened by the worldwide degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems. Fisheries are in global decline. Coastal habitats have been modified and lost, and in many cases the rate of degradation is increasing. Habitat loss and modification result in a loss of ecosystem services and also threaten biodiversity (UNEP, 2006, p. 7).

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14 Feb 2019 - Join us to celebrate #WorldWildlifeDay on 3 March 2019 and help raise awareness of the benefits of and challenges faced by marine species.

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13 Feb 2019 - A new concept, “fish carbon”, recognizes the potential of marine life to address the climate change challenge and prevent global biodiversity loss. 

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4 Feb 2019 - The Bangladesh Forest Department has started forming dolphin conservation teams involving community people to protect the endangered aquatic species in the rivers of the Sunda

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31 Jan 2019 - The world has already lost half of all coral reefs. Young Champion of the Earth Gator Halpern and Coral Vita Reefs are building the world’s first commercial, land-based coral farm, to restore them.

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25 Jan 2019 - One’s a high-end resort, the other an NGO. Here’s how passionate groups came together to breath life back into reefs in peril, supported by UNDP Maldives.

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18 Jan 2019 - Paris agreement for the sea recommended as rates of plastic pollution to skyrocket

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17 Jan 2019 - The ocean soaks up 93 percent of the heat of climate change. But that heat has a big and long-lasting impact.

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15 Jan 2018 - 150 youth volunteers spent three days together in a fishing camp learning about mangrove conservation and commited to promote ecotourism, biodiversity, and raising awareness about mangrove conservation.

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World Wildlife Day 2019 will focus on marine species for the first time with the theme 'Life below water: for people and planet'.

Event Date:
03/03/2019 - 08:45
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11 Jan 2019 - NYTimes - Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change.

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10 Jan 2019 - Iberostar Group is taking action to deliver measurable improvements by reducing plastic consumption, improving coastal health and promoting responsible seafood consumption.

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