Ocean Action Hub

7 Nov 2019 - The decline of one of the world’s most endangered large whale species has pushed individual states and Canada to test new technologies, like ropeless fishing gear.

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6 Nov 2019 - Fish stocks in a marine national park in Indonesia increased significantly in the years after a ban on the use of coral-destroying nets was imposed, a recent study has found.

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14 Aug 2019 - Fish stocks are stable and reef health improving, in part thanks to Belize’s substantial ‘no-take’ zones. Now greater legislation is needed to secure progress.

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5 Jun 2019 - Take a moment of respite from the daily news about biodiversity loss and our climate crisis to discover bright, bold solutions that point us toward the future

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8 Jan 2018 - To preserve Belize’s coral reef systems, Fragments of Hope has planted over 119,000 corals. Here UNDP celebrates 25 years of GEF SGP partnerships that foster biodiversity in Belize.

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21 Dec 2018 - Mangroves have a role to play when it comes to climate change.
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18 December 2018 - The global increase in demand for seafood coupled with an increase in the number of fisheries poorly managed, overfished, or negatively affected by illegal, unreported a

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7 Nov 2018 - How a temporary fishery closure increased octopus population and improved the livelihoods of fishers in the island of Rodrigues and mainland Mauritius.

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20 Sept 2018 - How local communities along India’s coastline are protecting their mangroves.

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18 Sept 2018 - In the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, fishing communities using cheap technology have taken matters into their own hands.
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13 Sept 2018 - The GEF - Seeing a lionfish while diving in the Caribbean is a cause for mixed emotions.  On the one hand, one marvels at the exquisite beauty of the fishes’ flowery fins an

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23 Aug 2018 - Bashiru Brima makes bags, mats and hats out of plastic refuse, while teaching his community in Sierre Leone to reclaim waste.
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21 August 2018 - Almost 20% of Bangladesh would find itself underwater and 30 million people would lose their homes if sea levels continue to rise. Mangrove plantings along vulnerable coastlines may reduce the impact of climate change.

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13 Aug 2018 - Atsuko Nozaki has been growing and selling oysters in Japan's Okayama Prefecture for 46 years and is now the face of the family aquaculture business.

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25 Jul 2018 - Ulzii and other women living nearby support themselves by making brooms and household furniture such as chairs and sofas from plastic litter that they collect in the streets.

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6 Jul 2018 - Fisherman in India’s southern state of Kerala are taking on the battle to cut the level of plastic waste in the oceans.

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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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11 Apr 2018 - Belize was criticized for putting its stunning coral reefs and other marine resources at risk. The country responded with innovative solutions.

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28 Feb 2018 - The almost 450,000 square miles encompass a stunning diversity of marine life, including hundreds of species found nowhere else.

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2 Feb 2018 - Citizens all over the world, especially young people, are taking action to help save wetlands and mangroves from destruction.

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16 Nov 2017 - Just one year after launching the world’s first National Fisheries Platform, with GCP support, Costa Rica is making important headway towards creating a sustainable long-line

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They are natural acrobats, more than ten metres long and weighing about 40 tonnes.

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The 9th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 15 winners in a gala event last evening in New York, coinciding with the Global Goals Week and the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.

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The September 2017 edition is dedicated exclusively to Ocean related matters...
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This plan of action – for people, planet and prosperity – recognizes that...
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The Kuruwitu Conservation and Welfare Association is the first locally managed marine area in Kenya.

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11 Sep 2017 - The Equator Prize Award Ceremony on September 17, 2017 will honour 15 outstanding indigenous and local community initiatives from 12 countries, advancing local nature-based s

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The Equator Prize, organized by the Equator Initiative partnership, hosted by the 

Event Date:
17/09/2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
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6 Sep 2017 - There are some people who have devoted their entire life to maintaining the ecological balance.

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24 Aug 2017 - The Caribbean is heavily dependent on tourism and other marine services, industries that the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPPC) last report indicate are expected to be heavily impacted by climate change.

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