Ocean Action Hub

20 July 2017 - Biodiversity heritage sites are ecologically fragile spots with biological, ethnic and historical value. Maharashtra has only one other such site – Allapalli - a six-hectare dense forest patch in Gadchiroli.

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19 July 2017 - An ancient underwater forest found south of Alabama's Gulf Shores in the Gulf of Mexico could provide a time capsule to a pre-human era on Earth.

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The Underwater Forest, a new documentary by Ben Raines produced by This is Alabama, details the discovery and exploration of an ancient cypress forest found sixty feet underwater in the Gulf of Mex

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18 July 2017 - A recent study published in the journal Science estimates that there are some 86 million metric tons of plastic in the world’s oceans today—and that every year we add anothe

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17 July 2017 - High level representatives of governments, the finance sector, the [re]insurance industry, and other sectors will consider specific risks posed by changes in the world’s oce

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14 July 2017 - The Cook Islands has created one of the world's largest marine sanctuaries, protecting a vast swathe of the Pacific Ocean more than three times the size of France.

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13 July 2017 - New initiative covers a wide swathe of research interests, including climate, marine litter, ocean observation, food security, fisheries management, and ocean technology.

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12 July 2017 - New rules are urgently needed to protect life in the open seas, scientists have warned.

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Indonesia

Asosiasi Usaha Homestay Lokal Kabupaten Raja Ampat (AUHLKRA) is one of the Equator Prize Winners 2017. Here's why.

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Thailand

Community Mangrove Forest Conservation of Baan Bang La is one of the Equator Prize Winners 2017. Here's why.

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Kenya

The Kuruwitu Conservation & Welfare Association (KCWA) is one of the Equator Prize Winners 2017. Here's why.

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11 July 2017 - All of the members of the U.S. Aquarium Conservation Partnership are eliminating single-use plastic within their own venues, including plastic straws and single-use plastic take-away bags.

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10 July 2017 - What does the ocean mean to you? How do you interact with the sea? Maybe you enjoy fishing, or enjoy eating what others have caught.

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10 July 2017 - A light in the dark places.

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6 July 2017 - In an indoor "Manchester-drizzle-simulating" rain room at the University of Leeds, and in a laundry lab in Plymouth, research is revealing the unexpected environmental cost of the very clothes on our backs.

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5 July 2017 - South African clean-up associations are preparing well in advance for clean-ups that are planned for neighbourhoods, water sources and beaches around the country as part of Clean-up and Recycle SA Week in September.

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30 June 2017 - Each of us must pick one issue — generally, globally, specifically, locally — and engage our many talents and actions toward that one solution. Pick yours, and by so doing, join in turning the tide by marking this the point in history when humanity — you and me — began righting the wrongs perpetrated on our ocean.

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29 June 2017 - Modelling shows that ocean currents can concentrate slow-degrading debris in certain parts of the world’s oceans, leading to so-called ‘garbage patches’

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On 5-6 October 2017, global leaders are invited in Malta for the 4th "Our Ocean" conference. Now more than ever there is an urgent need to come together.

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After the United States of America and Chile, the European Union is proud to host the 4th edition of the "Our Ocean" conference, at the initiative of High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affai

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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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28 June 2017 - UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic launch worldwide innovation challenge for university students to fight plastic in oceans.

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27 June 2017 - Plastic has been found in basking shark feeding grounds and the habitats of puffins and seals, according to a Greenpeace voyage around Scotland.

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26 June 2017 - Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly.

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22 June 2017 - Rob Lang gives voice to marine life and what they really think about all that junk we've dumped in the ocean.

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21 June 2017 - Mauritius will host the first Meeting of the Compliance Committee of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) and the 4th Meeting of the Parties from 23 to 30 J

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Our ocean is one of planet Earth’s greatest and most important resources. It provides food for four out of 10 people in the world.

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15 June 2017 - Following the historic Ocean Conference (June 5-9), held to mobilize action towards achieving the targets set for the 

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