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#91131
2012-11-13

Scientists put spotlight on marine biodiversity in Europe

Scientists from 16 countries have kicked off a new EU-funded project that explores marine biodiversity and the environmental status of seas in Europe. DEVOTES ('Development of innovative tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good environmental status') has clinched almost EUR ...

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#91116
2012-11-12

Mozambique: Wwf Welcomes New Marine Protected Area

The World Wide Fund for Nature has welcomed the Mozambican government’s decision to declare the Primeira and Segundas (literally first and second) Islands, off the coasts of Zambezia and Nampula provinces, a marine protected area.

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#91102
2012-11-09

Fish net design could aid sustainability

LONDON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A British designer says his fishing net dubbed SafetyNet could make the practice of commercial fishing far more sustainable by saving millions of fish annually.

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#91103
2012-11-09

Threatened coral calls in the goby cavalry

It's not quite "Avengers, assemble!", but it does the trick. A species of Fijian coral sends out distress signals to gobies to protect itself from encroaching seaweed.

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#91090
2012-11-08

Threatened Galapagos coral may predict the future of reefs worldwide

The Galapagos Islands have been famous for a century and a half, but even Charles Darwin thought the archipelago’s list of living wonders didn’t include coral reefs.

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#91091
2012-11-08

Billions in Subsidies Prop up Unsustainable Overfishing

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 2012 (IPS) - Calls are mounting for the world’s big fishing powers to stop subsidising international fleets that use destructive methods like bottom trawling in foreign coastal waters, drastically reducing the catch of local artisanal fishers who use nets and fishing lines.

Notification
#1982
2012-11-08
Action by
2012-12-03

North Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 25 February to 1 March 2013, Moscow, Russia

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/80987 (2012-139)
To: Competent organizations and regional initiatives, including regional seas conventions and action plans, and regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) in the North Pacific region

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#91065
2012-11-07

Australia reef collapse blamed on farming

BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- An "autopsy" performed on Australia's Great Barrier Reef found nutrient-rich runoff from farms caused parts of the reef to collapse, researchers say.

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#91067
2012-11-07

The Reasons that the Great Barrier Reef Lost Massive Amounts of Coral

The expansion of European settlement in Australia triggered a massive coral collapse at the Great Barrier Reef more than 50 years ago, according to a new study.

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#91073
2012-11-07

Threatened Galapagos coral may predict the future of reefs worldwide

The Galapagos Islands have been famous for a century and a half, but even Charles Darwin thought the archipelago’s list of living wonders didn’t include coral reefs.

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#91049
2012-11-06

Chinese survey reveals widespread coastal pollution

The results of China’s eight-year national marine survey paint a disturbing picture of its coastal environment.

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#91052
2012-11-06

World's rarest whale seen for first time after New Zealand beaching

Two skeletons now known to be spade-toothed beaked whales were misidentified by conservationists in 2010

Notification
#1980
2012-11-06
Action by
2012-12-03

North Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 25 February to 1 March 2013, Moscow, Russia

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/80987 (2012-137)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in the North Pacific region: Canada, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United States of America

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#91024
2012-11-02

Indonesia's fisheries most 'vulnerable to collapse'

[JAKARTA] Indonesia and Liberia's coral reef fisheries are most vulnerable to collapse, says a study that has ranked the vulnerability of coastal nations based on indicators for their coral reef management, fisheries and food security.

News Headlines
#91004
2012-11-01

Above the ocean: saving the world's most threatened birds

A life on the ocean is a perilous one for any bird.

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#90968
2012-10-30

U.N. urges foreign fishing fleets to halt "ocean grabbing"

"Ocean grabbing" or aggressive industrial fishing by foreign fleets is a threat to food security in developing nations where governments should do more to promote local, small-scale fisheries, a study by a U.N. expert said on Tuesday.

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#90956
2012-10-29

Optimism on Antarctica marine reserve

ANTARCTICA is a step closer to getting the world's largest marine reserve under a proposal hammered out at international talks in Hobart.

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#90926
2012-10-24

Genetic patterns of deep-sea coral provide insights into evolution of marine life

The ability of deep-sea corals to harbor a broad array of marine life, including commercially important fish species, make these habitat-forming organisms of immediate interest to conservationists, managers, and scientists.

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#90929
2012-10-24

Restoring Korean coastal ecosystems with the byproducts of steelworks

World leading steel company POSCO, believes that by-products from the industry can yield positive outcomes for the environment, communities and business itself

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#90930
2012-10-24

Puerto Rican Manatees Suffering from Lack of Genetic Diversity

There are multiple manatee populations in the Caribbean, but new evidence shows that they are isolated with no cross-breeding going on.

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#90932
2012-10-24

A new way to measure the ocean's health

A diverse array of institutions have come together to release a new, revolutionary ocean health assessment called the Ocean Health Index. Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1023-lloyd-ocean-health-index.html#JVbKHLoSKA4qoXB7.99

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#90851
2012-10-22

Activists say Cayman must stop farming sea turtles

ildlife activists urged the Cayman Islands on Thursday to permanently halt the farming of green sea turtles at a popular government-owned tourist attraction that has released thousands of juveniles into the sea and harvests some for meat.

News Headlines
#90855
2012-10-22

Australia pushes for Antarctic protection

Australia and France hope to win support this week from 23 other nations for a unique system of new marine protected areas in eastern Antarctica.

News Headlines
#90858
2012-10-22

New federal water protection law a sham, First Nations group says

Legislation will replace Navigable Waters Protection Act first introduced in 1882

Side Event
#2649
COP 11
2012-10-19

Achieving Conservation and Sustainable Resource Management in the Marine and Coastal Programme of West Africa (PRCM)

The event will showcase progress in meeting the ambitious commitments made by Wet African countries at COP10 to expand their protected area systems and promote benefits to local people. The Nagoya commitments were followed-up with a donor roundtable meeting in 2011 with the Lifeweb Initiative an ...

Side Event
#2725
COP 11
2012-10-19

Protection Pioneers of the Baltic Sea – joining regional forces in marine biodiversity protection

The best inventions are often first discovered in smaller scale, pilot projects, and test rounds – locally, or regionally, instead of globally. If these are, at the same time, closely connected to Governments, science communities and the commercial sector of several countries, the chances for su ...

Side Event
#2783
COP 11
2012-10-19

Marine Biodiversity and Ocean governance – The youth perspective

This event is designed to take place in the main conference setting (HICC) during the lunch break (13.15-14.45) of the Conference. Go4BioDiv is an International Youth Forum, aimed at providing a platform to the youth to voice their opinion on the issues related to biodiversity during CBD-COP as ...

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#90783
2012-10-19

How to Catch Fish and Save Fisherie

TOP environmental ministers from scores of countries all over the world are meeting this week in Hyderabad, India. Their goal: to reach agreement on how to protect 10 percent of the world’s ocean.

Side Event
#2732
COP 11
2012-10-18

Launch of Indo-German Partnership Programme on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation

This will be an official side eventjointly organised by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India (MoEF) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Government of Germany (BMU) to launch a new Indo-German partnership programme on “Coas ...

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#90764
2012-10-18

Conference seeks to curb exploitation of high seas

AFP - Long spared because of their remoteness, the high seas have become an important hunting ground for fish trawlers and oil prospectors, putting at risk many marine species that call these waters home.

News Headlines
#90767
2012-10-18

Brazil maps potential of its seas

Brazil begins to take the first steps to increase the protected marine areas of its coastline. Today on the order of 1.56%, these areas will have to reach 10% in 2020, according commitment made at the Conference of the Parties on Biological Diversity in 2010, and strengthened at this year's Rio+20.

News Headlines
#90772
2012-10-18

Fishery Collapse Near Venezuela Linked to Climate Change

Even small increases in temperature from global warming are causing climatology shifts harmful to ocean life, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science shows.

News Headlines
#90774
2012-10-18

The Dying Salt Marsh

A salt marsh, also known as a coastal salt marsh or a tidal marsh, is a coastal ecosystem in the upper coastal intertidal zone between land and open salt water or brackish water that is regularly flooded by the tides.

Side Event
#2661
COP 11
2012-10-17

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Sustainable Ocean Initiative High-level Side Event

Side Event
#2785
COP 11
2012-10-17

Journey through Marine and Coastal Biodiversity – the Youth perspective

This event – street theatre and presentation of the Go4BioDiv Declaration - is designed to take place on the Main Stage of the fair on the HITEX compound during a very prominent time, preferably in the early afternoon and on another date than the Go4BioDiv panel discussion on livelihoods (Side e ...

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#90750
2012-10-17

Conference reveals new facts about marine life

New facts about marine life enable scientists to locate some of the ocean's most ecologically and biologically significant areas (EBSAs), in the planet's most remote places.

News Headlines
#90754
2012-10-17

Some Caribbean Hotels Back Away from Battered Coastlines

The postcards portray sand, sea and sun. But key players in the Caribbean tourism industry are warning that it's time to shift gears away from the region's threatened coastlines and instead promote inland attractions like biodiversity.

Side Event
#2616
COP 11
2012-10-16

A 1st global network of key sites for seabird conservation: their uses for informing EBSAs and other marine conservation initiatives

Co-conveners: BirdLife International, Wild Bird Society of Japan, Bombay Natural History Society, Nairobi Convention Secretariat, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat, The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence Since 2005 BirdLife has been working to c ...

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#90735
2012-10-16

CBD urged to recognise threats to sea biodiversity ‘hotspots’

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has urged the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to recognise over 120 marine ‘hotspots’ that fall in areas that need urgent protection.

Side Event
#2539
COP 11
2012-10-15

Traditional knowledge and area-based management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems

This event will focus on area-based forms of conservation and management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems, highlighting the successes of community-based management. This event will have speakers from different parts of the world.

News Headlines
#90714
2012-10-15

Marine Protected Areas increase 10-fold in a decade

A 10-fold rise in Marine Protected Areas has been recorded over a decade. A report to a UN meeting on biodiversity in Hyderabad reports that more than 8.3 million sq km - 2.3% of the global ocean area - is now protected.

Side Event
#2745
COP 11
2012-10-12

Bioenergy and biodiversity

This event will present the most recent mounting evidence for harms to both terrestrial and marine (algae) ecosystems biodiversity resulting from escalating demands for bioenergy feedstocks. The policies and supports driving these will also be critiqued including assessment of the performance of ...

Side Event
#2697
COP 11
2012-10-12

Protecting biodiversity in the North-East Atlantic

Description of areas meeting EBSAs criteria in North-East Atlantic region, building upon the Hyeres workshop in response to SBSTTA 16 recommendation, including the roadmap for the future refinement and finalization of Hyeres report, and the current status of the OSPAR MPA network.

Side Event
#2721
COP 11
2012-10-11

IMPACTS OF UNDERWATER NOISE ON MARINE AND COASTAL BIODIVERSITY: GLOBAL COOPERATION FOR A QUIETER OCEAN

This side-event will discuss the impacts of underwater noise on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats in the view of facilitating international and regional cooperation on addressing this issue within the overall context of marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.

Side Event
#2512
COP 11
2012-10-11

Solving the puzzle: Social and cultural dimensions of marine and coastal protected areas

This side event focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of fishing communities in relation to marine and coastal protected areas

Side Event
#2679
COP 11
2012-10-11

Sustainable Management of Coastal and marine biodiversity

Coastal and marine ecosystem provides considerable ecosystem services. Due to increased anthropogenic pressure and possible adverse impact of climate change conservation and sustainable utilization of these resources are of immense importance. Science based, people centric and process oriented i ...

Side Event
#2837
COP 11
2012-10-11

Addressing biodiversity concerns in sustainable fisheries

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in its tenth meeting, requested the Executive Secretary to collaborate with FAO, UNEP, regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs), IUCN-CEM-FEG, and other relevant organizations, processes, and scientific groups, o ...

News Headlines
#90647
2012-10-11

A new cave-dwelling reef coral discovered in the Indo-Pacific

Coral specialist Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema of Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, The Netherlands, recently published the description of a new coral species that lives on the ceilings of caves in Indo-Pacific coral reefs.

Side Event
#2636
COP 11
2012-10-10

Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Coastal Area Management

Coastal environment plays a vital role in India’s economy by virtue of the resources, productive habitats and rich biodiversity. India’s coastline stretches about 8000 km and supports almost 30% of its human population. In the past decade, the degradation of the Indian coastline has reached al ...

Side Event
#2872
COP 11
2012-10-10

East Asia coastal wetlands in ecological crisis

Recognizing the crucial need for improving marine habitats protection, the CBD approved at its COP4 the Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Programmes of Work, adopting the ecosystem approach as key for its implementation and recognizing the implication of the water cycle in sediment levels and ecos ...

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