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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This plan of action – for people, planet and prosperity – recognizes that...
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The UNDP and Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) report highlights key...
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12 Sep 2017 - Culminating in a high-level meeting and the approval of a Call to Action, the fourth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) highlighted the relationship betwe

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The Kuruwitu Conservation and Welfare Association is the first locally managed marine area in Kenya.

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11 Sep 2017 - The Equator Prize Award Ceremony on September 17, 2017 will honour 15 outstanding indigenous and local community initiatives from 12 countries, advancing local nature-based s

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The Equator Prize, organized by the Equator Initiative partnership, hosted by the 

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17/09/2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
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The Indian Ocean is the world’s third largest body of water, covering about one fifth of the world's total ocean area.

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31/08/2017 - 14:30 to 02/09/2017 - 18:00
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30 Aug 2017 - Robust measures are needed to tackle eutrophication, environmental toxins, littering and other threats against Sweden’s lakes, seas and coastlines.

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4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 4) will be held in La Serena – Coquimbo, Chile from September 4th– 8th, 2017.

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04/09/2017 - 08:30 to 08/09/2017 - 19:00
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24 Aug 2017 - The Caribbean is heavily dependent on tourism and other marine services, industries that the Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPPC) last report indicate are expected to be heavily impacted by climate change.

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23 Aug 2017 - Portugal is next month to sign cooperation agreements with other Portuguese-language countries and with Mediterranean and North Atlantic countries on the oceans, covering applied research programmes, ocean clean-up and sustainable fishing, the minister for the sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, announced on Tuesday.

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Portugal organized the Oceans Meeting 2017, including a ministerial segment, in Lisbon on 7-8 September 20

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07/09/2017 - 12:00 to 08/09/2017 - 18:30
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