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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23 Jul 2019 - The Guardian - Latest list shows extinction now threatens a third of all assessed species, while overfishing has pushed two families of rays to the brink.

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CITES CoP18 is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17-28 August 2019.

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17/08/2019 - 08:00 to 28/08/2019 - 18:00
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22 Jul 2019 - SDG Knowledge Hub - The Assembly recognized the Commission’s progress in developing accepted methodologies for measuring SDG target 14.3 on ocean acidification and SDG target

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18 Jul 2019 - There is an urgent need for action on the ocean and climate change nexus. Addressing the future of ocean and related climate impacts will require direct action and political

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17 Jul 2019 - Quietly but steadily, the most important environmental treaty that most people have never heard of is taking shape.

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16 Jul 2019 - Marine invasive species can be hard to eradicate and represent a major threat to the Pacific's marine biodiversity and SIDS' ecological integrity.

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12 Jul 2019 - 7 out of 9 National Focal Points of the SAPPHIRE project are women.

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10 July 2019 - Urchins may be crucial to the health of the kelp forest ecosystem.

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9 Jul 2019 - Tiny plastic particles may also be a vehicle for microbes that sicken or even kill corals, a new study finds.

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28 June 2019 - Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned our waters are facing the biggest threat in their history, with industrial overfishing putting the entire ecosystem at risk.

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20 June 2019 - Take a deep dive into why and how toxic sunscreen chemicals are damaging the marine life, destinations that already banned toxic sunscreens, and what you can do to help protect both yourself and the corals of our oceans.

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12 Jun 2019 - While ocean plastic pollution is an enormous issue, experts believes that if governments, NGOs, consumers, and businesses team up, it can be solved in ten years.

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