Ocean Action Hub
Most of the marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world, estimated to number about 5000, have been established both on an ad hoc basis and through systematic planning processes. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) requires that Party states establish, by 2012, comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative national and regional systems of protected areas, and that there should be effective conservation of at least 10% of each of the world's ecological regions by 2010. Many countries have established their own national targets which provide an incentive for the introduction of a systematic conservation planning approach to the establishment of MPAs, and there are now many initiatives to develop ecologically representative MPA networks (UNEP-WCMC, 2008, p. i).

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13 Apr 2018 - Jordan could become a model for other marine destinations.

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11 Apr 2018 - Belize was criticized for putting its stunning coral reefs and other marine resources at risk. The country responded with innovative solutions.

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9 Apr 2018 - The UK has officially joined the Coral Reef Life Declaration, committing to safeguarding coral reefs.

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5 Apr 2018 - Niantic, Inc. and Playmob are teaming up to host the first ever Pokémon GO Earth Day Clean Up on April 22.

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2 Apr 2018 - Scientists from around the globe have come together to make mapping the entire ocean a reality by 2030.

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30 Mar 2018 - The four newly designated marine protected areas (MPAs) will cover an area of more than 920,000 square kilometers (355,200 square miles) in the Atlantic Ocean.

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23 Mar 2018 - The Government of Canada remains committed to increasing the portion of protected marine and coastal areas to 10% by 2020, to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment now and for future generations.

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19 Mar 2018 - Investing time and effort in protecting the world’s oceans is key to shoring up the resilience of the global economy.

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The East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress celebrated 25 years of partnerships for healthy oceans, people and economies. 

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27/11/2018 - 09:00 to 30/11/2018 - 18:00
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9 Mar 2018 - New commitment builds on Belize’s sustainable fishing and blue economy program.

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8 Mar 2018 - Female free divers spend their time exploring parts of the ocean most of us never see. Now, they're fighting to save it.

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In order to avoid disaster–and to ensure a sustainable supply of fish for the future–far more of our ocean needs urgent protection.

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