Ocean Action Hub

[ SDG Target 14.2 ] By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.

Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many services to human society, including food and other goods, shoreline protection, water quality maintenance, waste treatment, support of tourism and other cultural benefits, and maintenance of the basic global life support systems.

The provision of these services is threatened by the worldwide degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems. Fisheries are in global decline. Coastal habitats have been modified and lost, and in many cases the rate of degradation is increasing. Habitat loss and modification result in a loss of ecosystem services and also threaten biodiversity (UNEP, 2006, p. 7).

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5 Nov 2019 - Greenpeace calls for global action over nets, lines and traps that are deadly for marine life.

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4 Nov 2019 - Because tires are made of natural rubber and plastic, it’s easy to miss just how much they contribute to pollution in our oceans.

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31 Oct 2019 - Canada is creating marine sanctuaries in the Arctic Ocean. The Tuvaijuittuq and Tallurutiup Imanga conservation efforts could help tackle climate change.

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29 Oct 2019 - Creating blue sukuk would present an opportunity for the Islamic finance industry to grow.

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28 Oct 2019 - Governments, businesses, organizations and research institutions made commitments toward improving marine health and productivity worth more than $63 billion.

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21 Oct 2019 - In October 2015, Shah began picking up trash from the beach every Sunday morning. At first, it was just him and a neighbor, and then he began recruiting others to join in.

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16 Oct 2019 - Sea cucumbers are marine invertebrates that live on the seafloor. They're named for their unusual oblong shape that resembles a fat cucumber.

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10 Oct 2019 - An online mapping and knowledge platform prototype could soon offer free and easily accessible information on the migratory patterns of endangered species in the ocean.

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8 Oct 2019 - All elements of society must work together to assure the continued survival of our oceans, and that includes corporate action.

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3 Oct 2019 - Floating boom finally retains debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, creator says.

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1 Oct 2019 - The science is clear — we need to take bold and decisive action now if we want to keep the ocean and planet healthy.

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