Ocean Action Hub

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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Aruba

This case study describes how Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, an award-winning resort in Aruba, is leading the way by adopting a sustainable approach to tourism.

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The Ocean is the blue heart of our planet … This video opened the 4th International #OurOcean conference (Malta, 5-6 October 2

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9 Oct 2017 - The World Bank approved over US$20 million to improve fisheries and marine resources management in the Seychelles.

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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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The September 2017 edition is dedicated exclusively to Ocean related matters...
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3 Oct 2017 - Fourteen youth, with common interests in marine biodiversity and climate change, developed two tourist guides for the Coiba Nation

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20 Sep 2017 - The importance of oceans for sustainable development is of unparalleled significance to human life.

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The Indian Ocean is the world’s third largest body of water, covering about one fifth of the world's total ocean area.

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31/08/2017 - 14:30 to 02/09/2017 - 18:00
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18 Aug 2017 - The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will ring the Opening Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market at its MarketSite Headquarters in Times Square, New York, on Monday, 21 August 2017 at 9:30 am EDT, to raise awareness on the urgency of measures required to improve the health of the Ocean.

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4 Aug 2017 - Nearly all fish living in saltwater aquarium tanks began their lives thousands of miles away on warm tropical reefs, according to 

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2 Aug 2017 - More than half of the world’s oceans belong to no one, which often makes their riches ripe for plunder.

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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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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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This technical abstract is based upon the First Global Integrated Marine...
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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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Kenya

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

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1 Jun 2017 - Brazilian marine biologist and documentarist Ricardo Gomes is shedding a light on the iconic Guanabara Bay in his new documentary Urban Bay (Baía Urbana).

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15 May 2017 - A revolution in thinking is needed to protect this vital commons.

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2 May 2017 - There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, environmentalists have warned.

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24 Apr 2017 - UNDP OCEAN BLOG SERIES - Local communities are at the forefront of marine resources management.

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Film sur les écosystèmes marins inconnus en Mauritanie : hotspots de biodiversité pélagique, sanctuaires de baleines, récifs de coraux d’eau froide, cold seeps et canyons. 

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13 Apr 2017 Watamu, Kenya (CNN) The shores of Watamu on the Kenyan coast should be pristine. They're not.

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11 Apr 2017 - The British Plastics Federation (BPF) and PlasticsEurope are collaborating with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on a new project for schools aiming to highlight the imp

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10 Apr 2017 - Australia's Great Barrier Reef, already reeling from a severe bleaching event last year, has suffered another devastating blow this year, aerial surveys released this weekend

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6 Apr 2017 - Protecting the Fiordland Marine Area in New Zealand has advanced significantly with the approval of its Regional Pathway Management Plan.

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5 Apr 2017 - A young Indian lawyer is spearheading a project to clean up Mumbai's most polluted beaches.

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4 Mar 2017 - EU Ministers have welcomed with open arms the Communication on International Ocean Governance, which was adopted back in November 2016 by the European Commission and the High Representative.

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3 Apr 2017 - International NGO RARE is making its mark in promoting sustainable fishing through local fisheries management in the Philippines.

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