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News Headlines
#98299
2014-03-31

Japan ordered to stop Antarctic 'scientific' whaling

Japan's scientific whaling programme in the Antarctic is not "for purposes of scientific research", and therefore must stop. That is the ruling by the International Court of Justice, the highest United Nations court, today in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Meeting Document
#98179
2014-03-27

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

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

News Headlines
#98210
2014-03-27

Palau's plans to ban commercial fishing could set precedent for tuna industry

The Pacific nation wants to conserve fish for its economy and marine reserves. How will this impact the fishing industry?

News Headlines
#98133
2014-03-26

Europe means business reeling in pirate fisheries

The European Union, the world's biggest seafood importer, has banned fish from three countries because they do not police their fisheries. The 28 EU fisheries ministers decreed in Brussels this week that EU vessels may no longer fish off Belize, Cambodia or Guinea, and the EU may not import thos ...

Meeting
#5376

World Water Day

22 March 2014

Meeting Document
#98099
2014-03-21

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

Compilation of Submissions of Scientific Information to Describe Areas Meeting the Scientific Criteria for EBSAs in the North-West Atlantic Region

News Headlines
#98083
2014-03-21

Plankton make scents for seabirds and a cooler planet

The top predators of the Southern Ocean, far-ranging seabirds, are tied both to the health of the ocean ecosystem and to global climate regulation through a mutual relationship with phytoplankton, according to newly published work from the University of California, Davis.

News Headlines
#98057
2014-03-20

Tidal wave of ocean data leaves scientists swamped

A lack of data curators and managers capable of cleaning up observational measurements, particularly in less developed nations, is limiting the scale and scope of ocean research, researchers have said on the sidelines of an oceans science meeting.

Notification
#2172
2014-03-20

Request for information on the impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JMQ/83342 (2014-042)
To: CBD Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal points; relevant organizations, including the Convention on Migratory Species; and indigenous and local communities

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Meeting Document
#98008
2014-03-14

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

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

News Headlines
#97952
2014-03-12

Ocean food web is key in the global carbon cycle

Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste.

News Headlines
#97878
2014-03-05

Satellites track turtle 'lost years'

Tiny satellite tags have tracked months-old animals in the uncertain period when they leave US coastal waters and head out into the wider Atlantic Ocean.

News Headlines
#97825
2014-02-28

Scientists call for tougher treaty to protect the deep ocean

A new international agreement is needed to police the exploitation of the deep ocean because of the rising threats of deep-sea mining and bottom trawling for fish, say scientists.

CBD
Meeting
#5337

Expert Workshop on Underwater Noise and its Impacts on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

25 - 27 February 2014, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

News Headlines
#97754
2014-02-24

Two reports detail woeful state of Europe’s seas

“Europe’s seas and oceans are not in good shape,” says Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik. “The message is clear.”

Meeting Document
#97748
2014-02-23

UNEP/CBD/EBSA/WS/2014/1/4

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

News Headlines
#97722
2014-02-21

Legal harvest of marine turtles tops 42,000 each year

A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles -- and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.

Meeting Document
#97697
2014-02-20

UNEP/CBD/MCB/EM/2014/1/INF/1

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
#97677
2014-02-19

Deep Oceans Need ‘Stewardship’ to Prevent Industrial Damage

CHICAGO, Illinois, February 18, 2014 (ENS) – The deep ocean is Earth’s least explored environment, but that is rapidly changing. Scientists are calling for a new stewardship ethic as technological advances open the ocean deeps to the extraction of oil and gas, minerals and precious metals, and t ...

News Headlines
#97679
2014-02-19

Belugas with 'kitty-litter disease' threaten Inuit

These adorable beluga whales just got a bit scary – at least for Inuit hunters who eat their meat. For the first time, Atlantic belugas have been found to carry an infectious parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which is normally spread via cat faeces.

News Headlines
#97682
2014-02-19

Western Australia shark cull is driven by irrational fear

Such decisions are being strongly influenced by films that thrill and terrify us with the threat of monster sharks

Notification
#2154
2014-02-19
Action by
2014-03-28

Request for information on the experience and use of marine spatial planning

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JM/82140 (2014-025)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal points; other Governments; United Nations specialized agencies, including UNEP, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-UNESCO, FAO, and IMO; the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-STAP); regional organizations, including Large Marine Ecosystem programmes and regional seas organizations; other relevant organizations; indigenous and local communities

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Meeting Document
#97670
2014-02-18

UNEP/CBD/EBSA/WS/2014/1/3

Data to Inform the Arctic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#97665
2014-02-18

Western Australia shark cull condemned as futile after attacks fall

US researcher slams ‘revenge killings’ after report shows Australia had below-average number of attacks in 2013

News Headlines
#97667
2014-02-18

Off Miami’s coast, a possible solution for threatened coral reef

Rare colony of corals thriving in shipping channel could hold key for genetically modified versions to adapt

News Headlines
#97625
2014-02-17

Deep-sea mining 'must responsibly respect ecosystems'

Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea.

News Headlines
#97626
2014-02-17

Coral bleaching makes fish behave recklessly

Fish on bleached coral reefs are fearless. Instead of staying hidden at home, they stray out, making them easy prey for predators.

News Headlines
#97630
2014-02-17

Human resource needs putting deep-water ecosystems in peril

Chicago — Relentlessly rising human demand for for deep-sea resources -- fish, gas and oil, rare materials -- is posing such a risk that international cooperation is needed if aquatic ecosystems are to be saved, US scientists warn.

News Headlines
#97590
2014-02-13

Scientists count whales from space

Scientists have demonstrated a new method for counting whales from space.

News Headlines
#97487
2014-02-07

Whales off Africa increasingly encountering human activities

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Important whale habitats and migration routes off western Africa are increasingly overlapping with offshore ocean industries, U.S. conservationists warn.

News Headlines
#97453
2014-02-06

World's largest survey of marine parks shows conservation can be greatly improved

Marine protected areas have been created across the globe to stem the loss of biodiversity in our oceans. But are they working? Now, thanks to a six-year survey involving over one hundred divers, we know that the global system of marine protected areas still has much to achieve.

News Headlines
#97456
2014-02-06

Sea wall 'eco-engineering' can help boost biodiversity

Slight modifications to sea defences - at little or no extra cost - can boost the level of biodiversity found in intertidal zones, a study has shown.

News Headlines
#97387
2014-02-03

South Korea to Promote Sustainable Fisheries in Developing Countries

SOUTH KOREA - The government of South Korea and FAO have agreed to work closely together to promote responsible fishing

News Headlines
#97319
2014-01-31

Scientists offer explanation of mysterious ocean circles off Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Danish scientists say they've solved the puzzle of mysterious ocean circles in the Baltic Ocean, saying it's down to sea grass and toxic mud.

News Headlines
#97330
2014-01-31

Dumping plan for Australia's Great Barrier Reef gets green light

A plan to dump three million cubic meters of sediment near Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been approved. The move will unlock billions in coal projects, but there are concerns about the effect on the reef.

Notification
#2145
2014-01-31
Action by
2014-03-17

Request for scientific information to support the objectives of the Mediterranean Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 7 to 11 April 2014, Málaga, Spain

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JM/83100 (2014-016)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; Mediterranean Action Plan; relevant regional fisheries management organizations; and other relevant global or regional organizations/initiatives

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Notification
#2147
2014-01-31
Action by
2014-03-03

Request for scientific information to support the objectives of the North-west Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs), 24 to 28 March 2014, Montreal, Canada

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JM/83129 (2014-018)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) and other regional fisheries management organizations; and other relevant global and regional organizations/initiatives

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News Headlines
#97249
2014-01-29

India, Australia to launch robotic floats to study 'what makes Indian Ocean tick'

CHENNAI: India has joined hands with Australia to learn 'what makes the Indian Ocean tick' and how both countries can benefit from it. Researchers from the two countries will launch robotic floats, armed with sensors, in the Indian Ocean in mid 2014 to get data which would help them predict the ...

News Headlines
#97256
2014-01-29

Living cold-water coral reef discovered off Greenland

By sheer coincidence, Canadian researchers have discovered a reef of living cold-water corals in southern Greenland.

News Headlines
#97257
2014-01-29

New studies needed to predict how marine organisms may adapt to the future's acidic oceans

The world's oceans are becoming more acidic, changing in a way that hasn't happened for millions of years. But will marine organisms from tiny coccolithophores to king crabs change along with the waters?

News Headlines
#97261
2014-01-29

Nile Delta Disappearing Beneath the Sea

EL RASHID, Egypt , Jan 29 2014 (IPS) - It only takes a light covering of seawater to render land infertile, so Mohamed Saeed keeps a close watch on the sea as it advances year after year towards his two-hectare plot of land.

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