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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18 Jan 2019 - Paris agreement for the sea recommended as rates of plastic pollution to skyrocket

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17 Jan 2019 - The ocean soaks up 93 percent of the heat of climate change. But that heat has a big and long-lasting impact.

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15 Jan 2018 - 150 youth volunteers spent three days together in a fishing camp learning about mangrove conservation and commited to promote ecotourism, biodiversity, and raising awareness about mangrove conservation.

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World Wildlife Day 2019 will focus on marine species for the first time with the theme 'Life below water: for people and planet'.

Event Date:
03/03/2019 - 08:45
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11 Jan 2019 - NYTimes - Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change.

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10 Jan 2019 - Iberostar Group is taking action to deliver measurable improvements by reducing plastic consumption, improving coastal health and promoting responsible seafood consumption.

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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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