Ocean Action Hub

5 Apr 2019 - At least 30% of international waters could soon form part of a protected global network of marine reserves to help save sea life from extinction.

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1 Apr 2019 - SDG Knowledge Hub - Participants at the tenth edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) discussed topics related to marine protected areas (MPAs), including the ambition and

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25 Mar 2019 - Ascension Island, in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is getting a new MPA to safeguard green turtles, swordfish, sharks, tuna, marlin, frigatebirds and terns.

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23 Mar 2019 - This website presents the most recent official coverage...
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3 Mar 2019 - In December, Argentina took a big step toward reaching its SDG14 commitment with the creation of two large marine protected areas, giving reason for hope on progress towards meeting the UN target of protecting 10% of the ocean by 2020.

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3 Mar 2019 - Conservation groups are turning to tech solutions to generate knowledge and make it accessible to others. The Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) was developed to improve the performance of protected areas.

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24 Mar 2019 - Filling the knowledge gap should improve planning, design and implementation of large MPAs that deliver strong ecological outcomes.

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22 Jan 2019 - Santiago de Chile, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Chile has from Tuesday the southernmost protected area on the continent, in Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica, after the establishme

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28 Dec 2018 - In 2018 the United Nations began negotiations for a new treaty to protect high seas wildlife, paving the way for marine protected areas.
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8 Nov 2018 - UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, says that MPAs need to increase well beyond 10% and improve their management and enforcement policies.

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1 Nov 2018 - Acting Environmental Affairs Minister Derek Hanekom says a network of 20 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will considerably advance South Africa's efforts to protect its ocean he

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28 Oct 2018 - Marine Conservation Institute Recognizes Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia

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Explore how different mechanisms can be used to finance Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

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31/10/2018 - 09:00 to 10:15
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18 Oct 2018 - My Fiji Shark, a new initiative to support marine ecotourism, conservation and SDG 14 was launched today by UNDP and others.

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15 Aug 2018 - The Pacific Island is home to one of the world’s most pristine coral reefs, boasting more than 9,300 marine species

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5 Jun 2018 - Managed marine protected areas are an effective tool in coastal ocean conservation. They are also ripe to be included in investment structures. The upsides for everyone may help push the protected area of the world’s seas from 2% to 30% by 2030.

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9 Apr 2018 - The UK has officially joined the Coral Reef Life Declaration, committing to safeguarding coral reefs.

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2 Apr 2018 - Scientists from around the globe have come together to make mapping the entire ocean a reality by 2030.

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30 Mar 2018 - The four newly designated marine protected areas (MPAs) will cover an area of more than 920,000 square kilometers (355,200 square miles) in the Atlantic Ocean.

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23 Mar 2018 - The Government of Canada remains committed to increasing the portion of protected marine and coastal areas to 10% by 2020, to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment now and for future generations.

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9 Mar 2018 - New commitment builds on Belize’s sustainable fishing and blue economy program.

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28 Feb 2018 - The almost 450,000 square miles encompass a stunning diversity of marine life, including hundreds of species found nowhere else.

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23 Feb 2018 - The Seychelles has created protected areas "the size of Great Britain" in the Indian Ocean.

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2 Feb 2018 - The Scottish Government has announced new funding to support the development of four Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the Scottish coastline.

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16 Jan 2018 - New Zealand is being urged to help create what would be the largest protected area on the planet.

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

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17 Nov 2017 - Much of what we learn – in the MPA field and in life in general – is not from formal education.

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

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