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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21 Apr 2017 - As the sky turned to ink on Monday, seven men and women waited with bated breath at a secluded island off Singapore's southern coast to witness a once-a-year spectacle - an o

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The Smithsonian Channel aired the film at 8pm & 11pm ET/PT on Earth Day, April 22.

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22/04/2017 - 20:00 to 23:00
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20 Apr 2017Adidas is releasing special limited edition versions of four Major League Soccer (MLS) kits as part of its ongoing eco-innovation partnership with ocean conservation group Parley for the Oceans.

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19 Apr 2017 - As many countries turn inward, it is more important than ever to tackle critical challenges that are beyond the reach of any single state and which compel us to work together.

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18 Apr 2017 - A five-day regional training workshop on Coastline Mapping using Satellite Imagery was launched yesterday at the Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) in Albion.

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17 Apr 2017 - More people than ever are coming to see the reef and those who make a living showing it off want the world to know it’s still a natural wonder. But they worry about its future, and that of their 64,000-strong industry.

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13 Apr 2017 Watamu, Kenya (CNN) The shores of Watamu on the Kenyan coast should be pristine. They're not.

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11 Apr 2017 - The British Plastics Federation (BPF) and PlasticsEurope are collaborating with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on a new project for schools aiming to highlight the imp

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10 Apr 2017 - Australia's Great Barrier Reef, already reeling from a severe bleaching event last year, has suffered another devastating blow this year, aerial surveys released this weekend

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Video telling the story of the UNDP/GEF project, “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Coastal Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)” in Guatemala.

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6 Apr 2017 - Protecting the Fiordland Marine Area in New Zealand has advanced significantly with the approval of its Regional Pathway Management Plan.

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5 Apr 2017 - A young Indian lawyer is spearheading a project to clean up Mumbai's most polluted beaches.

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