Ocean Action Hub
12 Mar 2019 - Published by UNDP Maldives, the magazine focuses on the...
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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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The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) will hold its 33rd General Meeting (GM33) in Monaco.

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05/12/2018 - 08:45 to 07/12/2018 - 17:45
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28 Nov 2018 - Innovative UNDP-supported climate change adaptation project will restore reefs, protect food security and promote disaster risk reduction.

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16 Nov 2018 - New coalition to raise alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, to galvanize global leadership before it's too late.

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9 Nov 2018 - Investing in coral reefs to prevent their current rate of decline could net $37b for Indonesia, $35b for Mesoamerican Reef by 2030, case studies show

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8 Nov 2018 - UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, says that MPAs need to increase well beyond 10% and improve their management and enforcement policies.

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2 Nov 2018 - The Pacific archipelago is to ban sunscreens that some researchers believe are killing off coral reefs.

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8 Oct 2018 - The IPCC findings, released today, warn enormous and rapid changes to the way everyone on Earth eats, travels and produces energy need to be brought in immediately.
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5 Oct 2018 - UN Environment/SPREP report concludes that “the outlook is poor” for Pacific coral reefs due to human-induced threats and climate change.

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18 Sept 2018 - The Maldives is host to a globally significant coral reef ecosystem that provides vital services to the citizens and the internationally significant mega fauna such as whale

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24 Jul 2018 - UNFCCC emphasizes coral reefs’ fragility and the need to reduce GHG emissions to mee Paris Agreement goals.
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11 Jul 2018 - The story of a Sri Lankan snorkeler and how her passion to protect the ocean has become her livelihood.
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9 Jul 2018 - How young scuba divers in coastal Maharashtra, India, are bridging the divide between conservation and livelihoods.
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14 May 2018 - As climate change brings worsening threats, insurance may be a way to insure against ocean losses.

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4 May 2018 - Hawaii has become the first US state to pass a bill banning the sale of any sunscreens that have chemicals known to harm coral reefs.

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2 May 2018 - A new fund in Mexico will buy insurance that pays for projects to protect reefs before and after storm surges.

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23 Apr 2018 - Harmful chemicals from sunscreen can leach into the ocean and damage coral. Here are some sun-blocking alternatives.

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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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9 Apr 2018 - The UK has officially joined the Coral Reef Life Declaration, committing to safeguarding coral reefs.

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28 Mar 2018 - There is still hope in saving the Great Barrier Reef from an impending demise as conservationists invented a film-like shield to protect corals from the sun.

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15 Mar 2018 - Ocean acidification cut the growth of a coral reef on Australia's Great Barrier Reef by one-third, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature.

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31 Jan 2018 - An onslaught of bottles, bags and other litter makes reefs 20 times more likely to get sick. Scientists are scrambling to learn why.

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26 Jan 2018 - Plastic is one of the biggest threats to the future of coral reefs after ocean warming, say scientists.

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19 Jan 2018 - Erik Solheim cites ‘huge decline’ in world’s reefs but says shift from coal and new awareness of plastic pollution are good news.

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27 Dec 2017 - Learn how UNDP is collaborating with Mexico to protect the western hemisphere's largest barrier reef from mass tourism and climate change effects.
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29 Sep 2017- Coral reefs with a total size of two million hectares, extensive mangrove forests and more than 1,400 species of fish make the Caribbean islands one of the world’s five most important hot spots for biodiversity.

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22 Aug 2017 - Emerging evidence suggests that a certain sunblock component in many lotions that may help protect humans from developing skin cancer is a coral killer. Now, researchers have developed a biodegradable bead that can soak up the sunblock ingredient, oxybenzone, like a thirsty sea sponge.

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10 July 2017 - A light in the dark places.

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28 June 2017 - A new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicates that the global coral bleaching event, which has jeopardized coral reefs around the

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