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News Headlines
#99755
2014-06-19

UN expresses alarm about proposed dumping in Great Barrier Reef

Approval for dumping dredged material as part of Abbot Point coal development could place site on Unesco list of shame

News Headlines
#99709
2014-06-17

Obama to order ocean protections with executive powers, Kerry says

US secretary of state tells international summit that oceans are vital security issue, calling for immediate action to save them

News Headlines
#99710
2014-06-17

US study finds great white shark population in Pacific Ocean is increasing

The great white shark population in the eastern part of the North Pacific Ocean is growing, a research team says.

Meeting Document
#99697
2014-06-16

UNEP/CBD/CBW/SOI/SEASI/1/2

Report of Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for East, South and South-East Asia

Meeting Document
#99678
2014-06-16

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/25

Update on the Process to Describe Areas in the North-East Atlantic Meeting the CBD EBSA Criteria

News Headlines
#99651
2014-06-13

Double trouble for the Mediterranean Sea: Acidification and warming threaten iconic species

Scientist have finalized their findings about the threat of Mediterranean Sea warming and acidification on key species and ecosystems after a 3.5 year study.

News Headlines
#99666
2014-06-13

Japan kills 30 minke whales for 'scientific research'

TOKYO, June 16 (UPI) --Japan continues to hunt and kill whales, despite a ruling earlier this year by the International Court of Justice that said Japan's whaling activities in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica were a violation of international law.

News Headlines
#99570
2014-06-10

Ban urges recommitment to landmark treaty governing use of world’s oceans

9 June 2014 – Marking the upcoming 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the landmark treaty that has become known as the “Constitution for the Oceans”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged Member States to recommit to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) ...

News Headlines
#99571
2014-06-10

EU Warns Philippines, Papua New Guinea on Illegal Fishing

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission delivered a formal warning to the Philippines and Papua New Guinea on Tuesday over illegal fishing, a step that could lead to a ban on exporting to the European Union, the world's biggest fish importer.

News Headlines
#99574
2014-06-10

By the bones: herring populations were superabundant before commercial fisheries

Scientists analyzed almost half a million fish bones to shed light on the population history of Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) in the North Pacific Ocean.

News Headlines
#99577
2014-06-10

Australia and New Zealand condemn Japanese plan to resume whaling

Greenpeace says idea of sustainable commercial whaling is 'rubbish', while governments say ICJ ban must be respected

News Headlines
#99584
2014-06-10

Countries recognize vital role of small-scale fishers

10 June 2014, Rome - Countries today endorsed a set of wide-reaching guidelines that will boost the already vital role of small-scale fishers in contributing to global food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

News Headlines
#99553
2014-06-09

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

United Nations, June 9 The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.

Meeting Document
#99514
2014-06-05

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/7/REV1

Background Document on Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 10 for Coral Reefs and Closely Associated Ecosystems

News Headlines
#99497
2014-06-05

Report supports shutdown of all high seas fisheries

Fish and aquatic life living in the high seas are more valuable as a carbon sink than as food and should be better protected, according to new research.

News Headlines
#99508
2014-06-05

Caricom mulls new int'l agreement for biodiversity

JAMAICA recently played host to government officials as well as scientific and legal experts from across Caricom to discuss the need for an international agreement dedicated to systematic ocean conservation and the sustainable use of areas beyond the jurisdiction of national governments.

Meeting Document
#99362
2014-05-28

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/11

Background Document on the Development of Practical Guidance and Toolkits to Minimize and Mitigate the Significant Adverse Impacts of Anthropogenic Underwater Noise on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

News Headlines
#99345
2014-05-28

Australian brings reef fight to Deutsche Bank

A tourism operator from the Great Barrier Reef has come halfway around the world in a last-ditch attempt to save his business.

Meeting Document
#99323
2014-05-27

UNEP/CBD/EBSA/WS/2014/2/4

Report of the North-West Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#99327
2014-05-27

Purple monsters may herald spike in jellyfish activity

Could Australia have had schools of mysterious, technicolour purple jellyfish swimming off its shores all along without anybody noticing?

Meeting Document
#99288
2014-05-24

UNEP/CBD/EBSA/WS/2014/3/4

Report of the Mediterranean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#99161
2014-05-20

African Countries Urged to Protect Ocean Resources

African governments must show more commitment to the conservation of their water resources in order to protect and preserve their contribution to future generations.

Meeting Document
#99130
2014-05-16

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/4/ADD1

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

News Headlines
#99114
2014-05-15

Surviving storms: Coral reefs are critical for risk reduction and adaptation

Stronger storms, rising seas, and flooding are placing hundreds of millions people at risk around the world, and big part of the solution to decrease those risks is just off shore.

News Headlines
#99063
2014-05-14

Forecast possible for Irukandji box jellyfish blooms

Researchers from Australia say that monitoring changes in ocean winds can help to establish where and when Irukandji jellyfish will strike.

News Headlines
#99067
2014-05-14

Mangroves Could Be Savior of Guyana’s Shrinking Coastline

GEORGETOWN, May 14 2014 (IPS) - Agriculture has always played an important role in the socioeconomic development of Guyana, the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state that straddles South America.

News Headlines
#99056
2014-05-13

Help for Kelp—Seaweed Slashers See Harvesting Cuts Coming

A new global certification program aims to protect from overfishing wild seaweeds, which serve not only as a crop but a habitat for hundreds of other ocean species

Notification
#2198
2014-05-06
Action by
2014-06-16

CBD Expert Workshop to Provide Consolidated Practical Guidance and a Toolkit for Marine Spatial Planning, 9 to 11 September 2014 - Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JMQ/83496 (2014-068)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; United Nations specialized agencies, including UNEP, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and International Maritime Organization; the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-STAP); regional organizations, including Large Marine Ecosystem programmes; other relevant organizations; and indigenous and local communities

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Meeting Document
#98930
2014-05-05

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/6

Systematic Review on the Impacts of Ocean Acidification and Proposal to Update the Specific Workplan on Coral Bleaching

News Headlines
#98918
2014-05-05

Super squid surfaces in Antarctic

A colossal squid has been caught in Antarctic waters, the first example of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni retrieved virtually intact from the surface of the ocean.

Meeting Document
#98906
2014-05-02

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/5

Progress Report on Addressing Impacts of Underwater Noise and Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Meeting Document
#98814
2014-04-29

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/4

Progress Report on Describing Areas Meeting the Criteria for Ecologically and Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Meeting Document
#98765
2014-04-28

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/18/INF/6

An Updated Synthesis of the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine Biodiversity

News Headlines
#98767
2014-04-28

Crabs killing Northeast saltmarshes, study confirms

Ample new evidence has been provided that the reason coastal saltmarshes are dying from Long Island to Cape Cod is that hungry crabs, left unchecked by a lack of predators, are eating the cordgrass.

News Headlines
#98700
2014-04-24

Drop in population of Gulf of Maine baby lobsters puzzles scientists

(Reuters) - The number of baby lobsters in the Gulf of Maine has dropped by half since 2007, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists as the population of adult lobsters remains near a record high, contributing to robust catches.

Notification
#2189
2014-04-23
Action by
2014-07-14

CBD Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats, 2 to 4 December 2014 - Baltimore, United States of America

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JG/83469 (2014-059)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; relevant organizations; and indigenous and local communities

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Meeting Document
#98663
2014-04-22

UNEP/CBD/MCB/EM/2014/1/2

Report of the Expert Workshop on Underwater Noise and Its Impacts on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

News Headlines
#98640
2014-04-22

Great Barrier Reef safer with success of starfish cull

The government has said it is making good progress in culling coral-eating starfish that have been blamed for munching through much of the Great Barrier Reef.

News Headlines
#98618
2014-04-17

Declining catch rates in Caribbean Nicaragua green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing

A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists.

News Headlines
#98533
2014-04-14

Ocean Acidification robs reef fish of their fear of predators

Research on the behavior of coral reef fish at naturally-occurring carbon dioxide seeps in Milne Bay in eastern Papua New Guinea has shown that continuous exposure to increased levels of carbon dioxide dramatically alters the way fish respond to predators.

News Headlines
#98482
2014-04-11

Raiding the underwater medicine cabinet: the EU’s €9.5M venture into the sea

As resistance to traditional antibiotics reaches crisis levels, scientists are poised to forage in hard-to-reach sea trenches for new antimicrobials and novel compounds that could provide the basis of new drugs

News Headlines
#98464
2014-04-10

Collateral damage: new findings shed light on the full impact of commercial fishing

Aside from reducing the populations of the species sought for capture, commercial fisheries are also killing thousands of non-target creatures such as sharks, albatross, and sea turtles, collectively referred to as “bycatch.”

News Headlines
#98466
2014-04-10

'Do not kill sharks': Australian survey result undermines world's biggest cull

As western state slaughters sharks for perceived threat, Sydney Aquarium visitor survey finds 87% saying the predators should not be killed, and 69% backing human safety through education

News Headlines
#98470
2014-04-10

High Biodiversity of Mozambique Channel Coral Reefs Need Protection, Study Says

The coral reefs of the Mozambique Channel are a hotspot for biodiversity and the leading candidate for a prioritized conservation effort, according to a new study.

Meeting Document
#98416
2014-04-08

UNEP/CBD/EBSA/WS/2014/3/2

Compilation of Submissions of Scientific Information to Describe Areas Meeting the Scientific Criteria for Ebsas in the Mediterranean Region

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