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#86709
2012-03-19

Expo 2012 to Focus on Protecting World's Marine Resources

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16, 2012 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is hosting a major international summit on the global environment in Brazil in late June, points out that while the world's oceans account for 70 percent of the earth's surface, only one percent of this area is protected.

Meeting Document
#86699
2012-03-16

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/7

Marine Biodiversity: Marine Spatial Planning and Voluntary Guidelines for the Consideration of Biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments in Marine and Coastal Areas

Meeting Document
#86698
2012-03-16

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/5

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Meeting Document
#86691
2012-03-16

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/6

Addressing Adverse Impacts of Human Activities on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, Including Coral Bleaching, Ocean Acidification, Fisheries and Underwater Noise

Meeting Document
#86692
2012-03-16

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/7/ADD1

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Voluntary Guidelines for the Consideration of Biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments in Marine and Coastal Areas

Meeting Document
#86690
2012-03-16

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/5/ADD1

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Draft Summary Report on the Description of Areas Meeting The Scientific Criteria for Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (Addendum)

News Headlines
#86668
2012-03-16

Giant squid eyes are sperm whale defence

The world's biggest squid species have developed huge eyes to give early warning of approaching sperm whales.

News Headlines
#86659
2012-03-15

Plans to ban fishing discards threatened by EU member states

A group of European Union member states are planning to thwart key reforms aimed at conserving dwindling fish stocks

News Headlines
#86660
2012-03-15

Good whale hunting

THE moratorium on commercial whaling, imposed by the International Whaling Commission in 1986, is not going well.

Meeting Document
#86638
2012-03-14

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/9

Training Manual for the Description of Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAS) in Open-Ocean Waters and Deep-Sea Habitats

News Headlines
#86597
2012-03-13

Camera traps go under the ocean, seeking sharks

Remote camera traps, which have become a hugely important conservation tool on land during the past decade, have now gone underwater.

News Headlines
#86487
2012-03-09

World seabird numbers still falling, says a new review

Almost half of the world's seabirds have populations that are thought to be in decline, according to a new review.

News Headlines
#86488
2012-03-09

Japan ends whaling season short of quota

Japan has ended its whaling season with less than a third of its annual target, said the country's Fisheries Agency.

News Headlines
#86398
2012-03-06

UN team examines mining threat to Great Barrier Reef

A UN team has arrived in Australia to investigate possible damage to the Great Barrier Reef by the mining industry.

News Headlines
#86370
2012-03-05

UN acts on threat to Barrier Reef

THE world heritage status of the Great Barrier Reef will be scrutinised by a delegation from the United Nations concerned about environmental pressures being exerted by the boom in mining and coal seam gas drilling.

News Headlines
#86350
2012-03-02

More Japanese Turn Against Whaling

TOKYO, Mar 2, 2012 (IPS) - The arrest and release of a Dutch activist in Japan has put in bad light this country’s refusal to heed international calls to limit traditional dolphin and whale hunting practices in favour of conservation.

News Headlines
#86317
2012-03-01

Broken coral embryos become clone army

Reef-building corals turn a turbulent upbringing into an advantage. Although currents break up fragile coral embryos, each fragment can develop into a normal adult.

Meeting Document
#86133
2012-02-24

UNEP/CBD/RW/EBSA/WCAR/1/2

Compilation of Submissions of Scientific Information to Describe EBSAS in the Wider Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic Region

News Headlines
#86138
2012-02-24

World Bank issues SOS for oceans, backs alliance

(Reuters) - The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans, which are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change.

News Headlines
#86139
2012-02-24

Fish discarding ban shunned by MPs

Decision is a blow to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and other campaigners calling for end to fishermen's practice

News Headlines
#86101
2012-02-23

Underwater 'Seaview' lets you explore coral reef

SINGAPORE: Finding Nemo is about to get a lot easier with the launch of a scientific survey that will allow anyone with access to the internet to take a virtual tour of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

News Headlines
#86038
2012-02-22

Iconic Marine Mammals Are 'Swimming in Sick Seas' of Terrestrial Pathogens

ScienceDaily (Feb. 21, 2012) — Parasites and pathogens infecting humans, pets and farm animals are increasingly being detected in marine mammals such as sea otters, porpoises, harbour seals and killer whales along the Pacific coast of the U.S. and Canada, and better surveillance is required to m ...

News Headlines
#85986
2012-02-20

To fish or conserve: report seeks balance

THE long-awaited report from the independent scientific audit of Marine Parks in NSW has been released. Chaired by an environmental expert, associate professor Bob Beeton, the audit panel set out to determine if our marine parks strike the right balance between sustainable fishing and conservation.

News Headlines
#85875
2012-02-17

Transplants offer hope to damaged reef

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. marine scientists on Florida's Atlantic Coast say they're using corals grown in an onshore nursery to help restore a damaged reef.

News Headlines
#85876
2012-02-17

Sea lion test to probe declines

Canadian researchers have trained sea lions to take part in an experiment designed to find out why the species is dying out.

Press Release
#85907
2012-02-17

Atlantic seamount becomes the first case added to international repository of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas

Montreal, 17 February 2012 – The Josephine Seamount, located in the Horse-shoe Seamount Group of the Atlantic Ocean has been added to the prototype online repository that scientifically describes ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) (available at http://ebsa.cbd.int).

News Headlines
#85863
2012-02-16

New marine parks on hold while public has its say

THE O'Farrell government will continue its moratorium on the establishment of new marine parks for at least another five months as it seeks public feedback on a scientific audit released yesterday.

News Headlines
#85805
2012-02-15

Sea urchin spine structure inspires idea for concrete

The precise structure of sea urchins' strong spines has been unravelled - and the find may contribute to stronger concrete in the future.

News Headlines
#85809
2012-02-15

Managing oceans with sound science

Management of marine resources for sustainable development needs local capacity for science, particularly in the Pacific region.

News Headlines
#85694
2012-02-10

Healthy European fish stocks would be worth £2.7bn a year – report

The restoration of fish stocks would yield more to the economy than current fishing subsidies are worth, claims New Economics Foundation

News Headlines
#85657
2012-02-09

Low marine fish biodiversity studied

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says he's found that contrary to popular belief, there aren't plenty of fish in the sea, and he's measured surprisingly low fish biodiversity.

News Headlines
#85661
2012-02-09

Tuna and Mackerel Populations Have Reduced by 60% in the Last Century

ScienceDaily (Feb. 8, 2012) — A study shows that the impact of fishing for tuna and similar species during the last 50 years has lessened the abundance of all these populations by an average of 60%. Experts add that the majority of tuna fish have been exploited to the limits of sustainability.

News Headlines
#85589
2012-02-08

Whales 'stressed by ocean noise'

Noise from ships stresses whales nearby, researchers have shown

News Headlines
#85590
2012-02-08

Corals inflate to escape being buried alive in sand

Coral might appear solid and inanimate, but surprising new footage of a mushroom coral inflating itself to escape a sandy burial has brought the organism to life.

News Headlines
#85571
2012-02-07

World's oldest living thing studied

PERTH, Australia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- DNA testing suggests a swathe of seagrass in the Mediterranean could be the oldest known living thing on Earth, Australian researchers say.

News Headlines
#85552
2012-02-06

A Turtle Success Story in the Philipines

In 2011, green sea turtles laid a staggering 1.44 million eggs on just one island in the Philippines thanks to conservation efforts, breaking all previous records.

Meeting
#5000

International Symposium on Water and Wetlands

6 - 8 February 2012, Agadir, Morocco

News Headlines
#85494
2012-02-03

Stranded dolphins in Cape Cod baffle scientists

Scientists in Cape Cod are trying to determine what is causing dolphins to swim dangerously close to shore, with more than 100 becoming stranded in the last three weeks.

News Headlines
#85496
2012-02-03

Survey finds jellyfish takeover exaggerated

Jellyfish might be able to shut down a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, but they are not taking over the world's oceans and turning them into slime, say scientists.

News Headlines
#85497
2012-02-03

Report says science, not minister should rule Canada's fisheries

VANCOUVER - Fisheries management in Canada places too much discretion in the hands of the federal minister, conferring "czar-like" powers that have meant the country has lagged far behind others in protecting its oceans, says a study by an expert panel of some of Canada's most distinguished scie ...

News Headlines
#85515
2012-02-03

Indian Ocean humpbacks singing differently

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Humpback whales on both sides of the southern Indian Ocean are singing different tunes, a totally unexpected finding, U.S. researchers say.

News Headlines
#85462
2012-02-02

Global Experts Question Claims About Jellyfish Populations

ScienceDaily (Feb. 1, 2012) — Blooms, or proliferation, of jellyfish have shown a substantial, visible impact on coastal populations -- clogged nets for fishermen, stinging waters for tourists, even choked intake lines for power plants -- and recent media reports have created a perception that t ...

News Headlines
#85486
2012-02-02

'Supergiant' crustacean found in deepest ocean

A huge crustacean has been found lurking 7km down in the waters off the coast of New Zealand.

News Headlines
#85445
2012-02-01

Atlantic Sturgeon Declared an Endangered Species

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (January 31, 2012) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association today designated the Atlantic sturgeon an endangered species, providing it greater legal protections, following a petition the Natural Resources Defense Council submitted in September 2009.

Notification
#1862
2012-02-01
Action by
2012-02-26

Call for posters for the Sixteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-16)

Reference: SCBD/STTM/SBSTTA15/DC/JG/78811 (2012-020)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, POWPA Focal Points and relevant organizations

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News Headlines
#85418
2012-01-31

What Do Killer Whales Eat in the Arctic?

The increase in hunting territories available to killer whales in the Arctic due to climate change and melting sea ice could seriously affect the marine ecosystem balance.

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