Ocean Action Hub

29 Nov 2017 - Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is more resilient to climate change and better able to regenerate itself than previously thought, scientists have said. 

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28 Nov 2017 - The area is uniquely rich in marine biodiversity.

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22 Nov 2017 - A new program aiming to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change damage is launching today on Queensland’s Lady Elliot Island.

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21 Nov 2017 - It’s no secret that disposable plastics are strangling the ocean.

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16 Nov 2017 - Just one year after launching the world’s first National Fisheries Platform, with GCP support, Costa Rica is making important headway towards creating a sustainable long-line

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15 Nov 2017 - Some 300 million tonnes of plastic litter the oceans, much of it on the surface, but now even the deepest trenches are affected.

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Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean -- and shocking stats about its rapid decline -- as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting

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13 Nov 2017 - Action on plastic bag use has been taken across the UK, for instance, the 5p plastic bag charge in England has cut the use of plastic bags by over 80 per cent, or over nine billion in just one year, and our microbead ban will be one of the toughest in the world.

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10 Nov 2017 - The crucial yet under-recognized role that the world’s women play as agents of change and healers of the ocean and climate was the focus of a side event at the 23rd UN Climat

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9 Nov 2017 - Shortly after the launch of Google Earth, a band of oceanographers led by legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle stomped into Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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8 Nov 2017 - Model developed that allows fisheries to net enough to meet rising consumer demand while ensuring adequate income and replenishment of natural stocks.

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7 Nov 2017 - Having met its target of protecting five per cent of its marine and coastal areas by the end of 2017, Canada is well on its way to meeting its target of 10 per cent by 2020.

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3 Nov 2017 - Timing of dredging is the key to helping preserve one of the world's most productive and important ecosystems—seagrass meadows.

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2 Nov 2017 - The Emerald City is eliminating millions of plastic straws thanks to a collaboration between activists, business and the maker of a marine-safe alternative to a ubiquitous product. Now the campaign is moving to other major cities.

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1 Nov 2017 - In honor of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) highlighted its members commitments to the U.

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Albania

Visitors of the Sazan Karaburun Marine Park to benefit from a new information center.

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26 Oct 2017 - Climate change could lead to sea level rises that are larger, and happen more rapidly, than previously thought, according to a trio of new studies that reflect mounting conce

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Panama

They are natural acrobats, more than ten metres long and weighing about 40 tonnes.

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25 Oct 2017 - The China-France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSAT) will improve forecasting of hurricanes and cyclones.

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24 Oct 2017 - Solutions to address human-induced “Ocean Change” are needed to save life in the ocean and reverse the cycle of decline in which it is caught, according to Fiji’s Ambassador

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23 Oct 2017 - All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say.

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19 Oct 2017 - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy design challenge has awarded $1 million to six innovators who are taking the plastic out of packaging and redesigning the ways people consume common products.

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18 Oct 2017 - Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors and staff from the Peace Boat visited UNDP headquarters to learn about UNDP’s work on ocean conservation and sustainable development.

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17 Oct 2017 - Maui Ocean Center continues its environmentally-friendly platform with the discontinuation of single-use plastic straws.

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16 Oct 2017 -  Seychelles received a round of applause in New York today from a group of ambassadors to the United Nations dedicated to promoting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG14) o

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13 Oct 2017 - The most sustainable fisheries are now also becoming the more profitable, according to a new report on the performance of the EU’s fishing fleet.

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12 Oct 2017 - The first island-based Marine Turtle Festival within largest marine park in Malaysia, Tun Mustapha Park (TMP) was recently organised by Tigabu Youth Club (Kelab Belia Tigabu – KBT) and WWF-Malaysia.

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11 Oct 2017 - Niue's  government has recently announced the creation of a large-scale marine protected area encompassing 40 percent of the country's Exclusive Economic Zone.

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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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