Report of the Expert Workshop on Ecological Criteria and Biogeographic Classification Systems for Marine Areas in Need of Protection
Draft Report on Global Open Oceans and Deep Sea-Habitats (GOODS) Bioregional Classification
Enhancing the Implementation of Integrated Marine and Coastal Area Management (IMCAM)
Report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Implementation of Integrated Marine and Coastal Area Management (IMCAM)
Solutions for Sustainable Mariculture - Avoiding the Adverse Effects of Mariculture on Biological Diversity
Technical Advice on the Establishment and Management of a National System of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas
Integrated Marine and Coastal Area Management (IMCAM) Approaches for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity
Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity
Guidance on Integrated Marine and Coastal Area Management Produced by the Ramsar Convention
Goals and Targets Relevant to Management of Marine and Coastal Resources Adopted by International Processes
Information for Participants
Information for Participants
Draft outcome-oriented targets for the implementation of the programme of work on inland water ecosystem biological diversity
Outcome-oriented targets for the implementation of the elaborated programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity
Introduction to the Jakarta Mandate on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, including the terms of reference of the Meeting of Experts on marine and coastal biodiversity<br>(Agenda item 4)
Proposed Mechanism of Work by the Meeting of Experts<br>(Agenda item 6)
A synopsis of the five thematic issue-areas<br>(Agenda item 7)
Report of the first meeting of experts on marine and coastal biological diversity
Provisional list of participants
In recent weeks, millions of North Pacific krill, a species of tiny crustacean that makes up a crucial part of the ocean's food chain, have washed up along the shores of Northern California and Oregon--the largest die-off that's ever been recorded in the region.
Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, explorer and Oscar-winning director James Cameron, and Virgin chief Sir Richard Branson are calling on nations to grant protection to waters off Antarctica at an international meeting in Germany this week.
Jellyfish infestations along beaches worldwide are troubling tourists and scientists alike. It is a creature that thrives on over-fishing and pollution. But how dangerous is it for the ecosystem?
15 - 26 July 2013, Kingston, Jamaica
The 130-km-long stretch between Pamban and Athiramapattinam in the Palk Bay coast has a treasure of luxuriant seagrass beds, according to Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute (SDMRI).
When people think of fisheries, they generally think of seafood. But there is another, surprisingly large fishery that has not made it into the headlines.
The world's corals are in dire straits, so it will take an ambitious plan to save them. But will cooling the climate locally by making clouds brighter, the latest proposal on the table, help?
WASHINGTON, Jul 9 2013 (IPS) - Environmentalists on Monday filed a petition with the U.S. government requesting regulatory safeguards for 81 particularly vulnerable marine wildlife species, from corals to sharks.
Blue and beaked whales' behaviour is disturbed by simulated navy sonar, according to two published studies.
June 27, 2013 — Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans -- a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that they have dubbed the "plastisphere."
SUVA, Fiji – The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation has wrapped up a month-long coral reef research expedition in Fiji.
Public hearings are under way in The Hague as Australia and Japan take their fight over whaling to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Report of the Southern Indian Ocean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas
A new study showed that of the 72 known genera of Scleractinian or "stony" corals identified in the Philippines, about 46 of them can be found in the waters of Mabini, Compostela Valley.
Pacific islands are set to become the global frontier for a new industry—the mining of minerals from the seabed.
June 24, 2013 — The oxygen content of the ocean may be subject to frequent ups and downs in a very literal sense -- that is, in the form of the numerous sea creatures that dine near the surface at night then submerge into the safety of deeper, darker waters at daybreak.
A hairy crab named after David Hasselhoff hitched a ride on an ocean "super-highway" to cross from the Pacific to the Atlantic millions of years ago.
Undercover pictures taken by Greenpeace show a harpooned whale being cut up for meat likely to be exported to Japan
The pesticides, many of which are currently used in Europe and Australia, are responsible for reducing the regional diversity of invertebrates in streams and rivers by up to 42 percent, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
World Heritage Committee says reef will be listed as threatened ecosystem unless government takes steps to protect it
June 17, 2013 — Ocean acidification due to rising carbon dioxide levels will reduce the density of coral skeletons, making coral reefs more vulnerable to disruption and erosion, according to a new study of corals growing where submarine springs naturally lower the pH of seawater.
Environment minister Tony Burke says the government has done its best to stop downgrading of UN heritage status
Call it a cod comeback, or at least the beginnings of one. The fish has been so over-exploited that eco-conscious consumers avoid it, but North Sea stocks are now rising.
Before making changes to ocean management, it helps to know something about the status of living creatures and ecosystems you’re trying to use sustainably.
June 12, 2013 — In the race against climate change and ocean acidification, some sea urchins may still have a few tricks up their spiny sleeves, suggesting that adaptation will likely play a large role for the sea creatures as the carbon content of the ocean increases.