Ocean Action Hub

24 Apr 2019 - Scientists are beginning to recognize that vertebrates, such as fish, seabirds and marine mammals, have the potential to help lock away carbon from the atmosphere.

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The 9th Trondheim Conference aims to discuss the global biodiversity framework being developed as a follow up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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02/07/2019 - 09:00 to 05/07/2019 - 18:00
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4 Apr 2019 - The Intergovernmental Conference on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) continued discussions on Wednesday

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29 Mar 2019 - Shoko Noda, UNDP Maldives - A healthy marine ecosystem is critical to everyday life in the Maldives, and the major industries dependent on it: tourism and fisheries. The recent decline in fish catch shows how it can have lasting consequences for these small islands where everything is connected to the sea.

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27 Mar 2019 - A major five-year IMO-UNDP-GEF project to address bioinvasions by organisms which can build up on ships’ hulls and other marine structures launched.

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26 Mar 2019 - Delegates call for increased cooperation and special attention to developing states in talks on new treaty as conference opens second session.

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6 Mar 2019 - A sustainable blue economy will only be beneficial if it limits unsustainable growth, is built from the ground up, and has marine biodiversity protection at its core.

 

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1 Mar 2019 - The winners were announced today in New York at an event to celebrate WWD2019, which falls on Sunday, 3 March.

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27 Feb 2019 - Plastics are an increasing cause of concern due to potential sources of chemicals that disrupt hormones and affect the growth and reproductive success of a wide variety of wi

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26 Feb 2019 - WWD2019 is celebrated on 3 March on the theme of 'Life below water'

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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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CITES CoP18 is taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 May to 3 June 2019.

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23/05/2019 - 08:00 to 03/06/2019 - 18:00
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29 Nov 2018 - GloFouling Partnerships: A new collaboration between the GEF, UNDP and IMO to address bioinvasions through ships’ hulls and other marine structures

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19 Nov 2018 - CITES and UNDP, working in partnership to facilitate the global celebration of the UN World Wildlife Day 2019 (March 3), announced today the theme of the day as-  'Life below water: for people and planet'.

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24 Oct 2018 - The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans.

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2 Oct 2018Recent research suggests that more can be done to grasp the effects of plastics and other refuse on sea turtles.

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7 Sep 2018 - They organized a Children’s Clean Ocean Summit at the United Nations in Vienna (titled The Last Whale) so they could decide for themselves what must be done and share their perspectives with the world.

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31 Aug 2018 - Do these six pain-free things, and you’ll help reduce the impact plastic is having on oceans and other waterways around the world.

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27 Aug 2018 - Cigarette butts have long been the single most collected item on the world’s beaches, with a total of more than 60 million collected over 32 years.

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20 Aug 2018 - New research suggests that millions of contact lenses may be ending up in U.S. water supplies each year, contributing to ocean pollution.

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14 Aug 2018 - Researchers believe that improving knowledge of how seagrasses are important for biodiversity, fisheries and our global carbon cycle in turn needs to be reflected with greater protection for these sensitive habitats.

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9 Aug 2018 - By the end of the century, the ocean is predicted to become two-and-a-half times more acidic, which is bad news for sea life.

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6 Aug 2018 - A new study finds that only 13 percent of the ocean can be classified as “wilderness.” But what does this even mean?

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19 Jul 2018 - Sylvia Earle and Jessica Cramp share what inspires them and how everyone can help make a cleaner, bluer world.

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12 Jul 2018 - The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the global economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percent of the world’s population. But there’s another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change.

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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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UNHQ, New York - Aims to elaborate the text of an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ).

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04/09/2018 - 09:00 to 17/09/2018 - 18:00
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3 Jul 2018 - The Lion’s Share fund will see partners contribute 0.5 percent of their media spend to support wildlife - including marine life - around the world. 
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2 Jul 2018 - Approximately 40% of the world’s 7.6 billion people live within 62 miles (100km) of an ocean coast. For the other 60%, some of whom may never have even seen an ocean, the seas still play a vital role in their lives.

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