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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29 Sep 2017- Coral reefs with a total size of two million hectares, extensive mangrove forests and more than 1,400 species of fish make the Caribbean islands one of the world’s five most important hot spots for biodiversity.

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The September 2017 edition is dedicated exclusively to Ocean related matters...
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3 Oct 2017 - Fourteen youth, with common interests in marine biodiversity and climate change, developed two tourist guides for the Coiba Nation

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27 Sep 2017 - A high-level event on ‘SIDS Responding to Climate Impacts and Planning for a Sustainable Future' addressed initiatives, partnerships and actions that can help realize the SDGs.

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The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2017 provides a global platform for leadership companies and organizations to advance the development and implementation of industry-driven solutions to ocean sus

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29/11/2017 - 08:30 to 01/12/2017 - 17:15
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20 Sep 2017 - The importance of oceans for sustainable development is of unparalleled significance to human life.

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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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