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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22 Mar 2019 - Tavua District Secondary School U19 Rugby League team planted more than 2,500 mangrove seedlings early Saturday morning with Tikina Tavua and WWF-Pacific.

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21 Mar 2019 - This week, Conservation International is co-hosting the Blue Oceans Conference to bring attention to ocean conservation issues in Africa, with the Governments of Liberia and Sweden.

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18 Mar 2019 - This report provides recommendations, advice and practical...
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The event highlights ocean-based science and engineering successes in the areas of resilience, adaptation, mitigation and sustainability and promote scalable solutions across human, climate and ecological dimensions.

Event Date:
01/04/2019 - 09:30 to 04/04/2019 - 11:30
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12 Mar 2019 - Published by UNDP Maldives, the magazine focuses on the...
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On 8 June every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. Register your event here.
Event Date:
08/06/2019 - 08:00 to 20:00
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5 March 2019 - From coral bleaching to acidification, Newsweek discusses 15 of the biggest threats facing the oceans today—as well as what we can do about them.

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4 Mar 2019 - High-level representatives from UN member states and international organizations gathered at UN Headquarters to celebrate World Wildlife Day.

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The second session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on an international legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainabl

Event Date:
25/03/2019 - 09:00 to 05/04/2019 - 18:00
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1 Mar 2019 - The winners were announced today in New York at an event to celebrate WWD2019, which falls on Sunday, 3 March.

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26 Feb 2019 - WWD2019 is celebrated on 3 March on the theme of 'Life below water'

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22 Feb 2019 - IISD - Signatories to the Brussels Declaration on the ocean and climate change commit to continue developing, by 2020, an international legally binding instrument under the U

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