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.

Definition

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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#SaveOurOcean When cargo ships set sail, they take on ballast water to keep stable at sea.
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“The struggle of poor and vulnerable communities against poverty, biodiversity...
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The health of the world’s oceans is under threat, with 40 percent heavily affected by human activity, including pollution, over-fishing and loss of coastal habitats.

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The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) and Strategic Action Programme (SAP...
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6 Jun 2017 - A concerted global effort to restore and protect the world's Large...
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The oceans are fragile if nobody looks after them. We think they are eternal, a limitless pantry for the planet. But it is not so. Less than 3% of the ocean’s waters are protected.

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UNDP and the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), Trinidad and Tobago. Nature Seekers: Marine turtle by-catch SGP project in Matura,  North East Trinidad.

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Más del 70% de la superficie terrestre está cubierta por el mar.

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The Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (PROG) is pleased to announce the...
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1 Jun 2017 - Brazilian marine biologist and documentarist Ricardo Gomes is shedding a light on the iconic Guanabara Bay in his new documentary Urban Bay (Baía Urbana).

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