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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11 May 2018 - World Ocean's Day, the annual global event aimed at tackling some of the biggest threats facing our oceans, will take place on June 8, 2018.

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10 May 2018 - The hatchlings swallow plastic, perhaps mistaking it for food, and can’t pass it because their bodies are too tiny.
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10 May 2018 - I love working for islands, and not just because of their nature, people and weather. Islands are the canaries in the coal mine for how we treat our planet.

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9 May 2018 - Innovators are taking marine trash and turning it into treasure.

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Durante los días 10 y 11 de mayo, las autoridades de Perú y Ecuador se reunirán para el lanzamiento oficial de la Iniciativa de Pesquerías Costeras (CFI) en América Latina.

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La Iniciativa de Pesquerías Costeras — América Latina es un esfuerzo conjunto de las autoridades ambientales y pesqueras de Ecuador y Perú, países del Pacífico Sudeste que comparten una rica b

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10/05/2018 - 09:00 to 11/05/2018 - 17:45
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7 May 2018 - The current state of Trinidad and Tobago’s waste management and disposal system is receiving immediate and in-depth attention to ensure that the detrimental impact on human health and the environment from waste is mitigated.

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4 May 2018 - Hawaii has become the first US state to pass a bill banning the sale of any sunscreens that have chemicals known to harm coral reefs.

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1 May 2018 - The idyllic islands in Italy are banning single-use plastic and imposing hefty punishments on rule-breakers.

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30 Apr 2018 - UK-based retailer Waitrose has pledged £1 million to fight marine plastic pollution.

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27 Apr 2018 - Learn more about the serious problem of plastic in the ocean with this infographic.
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Gael, a 10-year old surfer from #Rio, is collecting litter from the beaches to help #SaveOurOcean.

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