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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.