Ocean Action Hub

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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8 Jan 2018 - To preserve Belize’s coral reef systems, Fragments of Hope has planted over 119,000 corals. Here UNDP celebrates 25 years of GEF SGP partnerships that foster biodiversity in Belize.

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2 Jan 2019 - Diving tours run by former fishermen have lifted the villagers out of poverty and given new protection to overfished marine life.

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31 Dec 2018 - First global coastline survey shows 16% of tidal flats lost between 1984 and 2016. 

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27 Dec 2018 - The oceans might also contain the solution to this massive problem.

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26 Dec 2018 - A warming world is profoundly changing human culture and history—and it may just be the beginning.

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25 Dec 2018 - In November, Costa Rica became the first country in the world to launch a National Action Plan for sustainable fisheries of large pelagic species

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19 Dec 2018 - Ngân joined the Ocean Action Campaign to #respect and help #SaveOurOcean in August 2018. Learn about her story and why she joined the campaign.

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At the Annual Sessions, representatives from member States of the Authority meet, discuss and formulate the work of the International Seabed Authority and its Secretariat.

Event Date:
25/02/2019 - 08:00 to 01/03/2019 - 18:00
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CITES CoP18 is taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 23 May to 3 June 2019.

Event Date:
23/05/2019 - 08:00 to 03/06/2019 - 18:00
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14 Dec 2018 - UNDP, with Bangladesh’s Forest Department, has been working with communities on a unique programme expanding a flourishing greenbelt of mangroves.

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13 Dec 2018 - ​I was almost giving up as it's a little difficult researching on phone but the thought of what my little effort would do to save marine life has kept me going.
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10 Dec 2018 - How can new and scaled up investments in coastal areas build the resilience of countries and communities and increase their capacity to cope with climate change?

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