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Side Event
#2682
COP 11
2012-10-09

Effects of sand mining on coastal biodiversity

The event includes presentations from Awaaz Foundation, Bombay Natural History Society and various organizations on the effects of sand mining on biodiversity in various parts of the world. Sand is a necessary component to fuel the construction boom and rapid pace of urbanization in many parts o ...

Side Event
#2746
COP 11
2012-10-09

Aichi Target 11 - Reshaping the agenda for Marine Protected Areas

During this event, we will provides a review of current MPA coverage (July 2012), showing dramatic increases in recent years. While this gives the impression that the 10% MPA target might be attainable, we revisit such information in the light of the Aichi Target 11 which introduces important n ...

Side Event
#2825
COP 11
2012-10-09

Coastal and Marine Issues

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in collaboration with Dakshin Foundation propose to present findings and lessons from position papers authored by experts on themes like coastal developments, coastal governance, mariculture, ecological concerns with invasive alien species, marine and coa ...

News Headlines
#90623
2012-10-09

Most Whale Deaths in Past 40 Years Were Caused by Humans

Protection measures seem to have had no impact on whale deaths, according to a new study that reinforces the need for science-based approaches to reducing

News Headlines
#90627
2012-10-09

Most Whale Deaths in Past 40 Years Were Caused by Humans

Protection measures seem to have had no impact on whale deaths, according to a new study that reinforces the need for science-based approaches to reducing large-whale mortality

News Headlines
#90628
2012-10-09

What Might Have Caused Recent Increase of Coral Diseases in the Caribbean?

Marine diseases are killing coral populations all over the world, threatening the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on reefs for food and protection from storms. Are these diseases new and unprecedented infections, or do they erupt from the stresses of environmental change?

Side Event
#2663
COP 11
2012-10-08

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Side Event
#2696
COP 11
2012-10-08

Green Economy, Oceans and SIDS

This event will discuss how the Green Economy approach for sustainable development can address some key biodiversity issues and also work towards biodiversity targets.

Decision
COP 11
#13178

Decision XI/17

Marine and coastal biodiversity: ecologically or biologically significant marine areas

Decision
COP 11
#13179

Decision XI/18

Marine and coastal biodiversity: sustainable fisheries and addressing adverse impacts of human activities, voluntary guidelines for environmental assessment, and marine spatial planning

Notification
#1977
2012-10-05
Action by
2012-11-15

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for West Africa (14 to 18 January, 2013) and South-Eastern Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) (25 to 29 March, 2013)

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/80877 (2012-134)
To: Regional seas conventions and action plans, regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs), and other relevant regional initiatives

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News Headlines
#90562
2012-10-04

World's most northerly lake comes back to life

Kaffeklubben Sø, the world's most northerly lake, was entombed beneath a near-permanent layer of ice some 2400 years ago. Now it is beginning to thaw – and some of the organisms that disappeared from its waters are beginning to return.

News Headlines
#90535
2012-10-02

Half of Great Barrier Reef coral lost in last 27 years

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years, a new study shows.

Notification
#1975
2012-10-02
Action by
2012-11-15

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for West Africa (14 to 18 January, 2013) and South-Eastern Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) (25 to 29 March, 2013)

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/80877 (2012-133)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points of Morocco, Mauritania, Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Namibia, and South Africa

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News Headlines
#90518
2012-10-01

Fish stocks said declining in the Adriatic

ROME, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Sardines and anchovies are disappearing from the Adriatic as a result of poor fishery management, Greenpeace said while urging sustainable fishing practices.

News Headlines
#90488
2012-09-27

Preserving Large Females Could Prevent Overfishing of Atlantic Cod, Swedish Study Finds

ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2012) — Cod are among Sweden's most common and most popular edible fish and have been fished hard for many years. One consequence is the risk of serious changes in cod stocks, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Meeting Document
#90481
2012-09-26

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/42

2012 Interim Status Report on the OSPAR Network of Marine Protected Areas

Meeting Document
#90470
2012-09-26

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/38

Progress on Refining Descriptions of Areas Meeting EBSA Criteria in the North-East Atlantic

News Headlines
#90462
2012-09-25

Global shark conservation plan in the balance at landmark talks

Representatives from 50 nations have met to discuss the draft plan to ban shark finning and manage populations

News Headlines
#90419
2012-09-21

Osteoporosis in the World's Oceans: Bioeroding Sponges Are Threatening Coral Reefs

ScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2012) — Due to the massive production of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, our oceans are becoming increasingly acidic. Scientists of Senckenberg am Meer in Wilhelmshaven studied the consequences of ocean acidification on sponges that bore into calcareous materials such a ...

News Headlines
#90403
2012-09-20

Stop fishing in the Atlantic and reap the rewards

STOP fishing in the Atlantic for a decade and you will boost profits for a lifetime. At least, that's the conclusion reached by a UK-based think tank, which says that paying the fishing industry to keep its boats on dry land while stocks recover makes good economic sense.

News Headlines
#90356
2012-09-19

West African and Caribbean seas 'need protection'

[ACCRA/MONTEVIDEO] More research and better policies are needed to protect the world's most vulnerable seas, lying off the coast of West Africa and the Caribbean, local experts have told SciDev.Net

News Headlines
#90361
2012-09-19

Protecting mangroves cheaper than building coastal protection – official

Keeping coastal mangrove forests intact or replanting them is cheaper than building man-man structure to protect coastlines threatened by climate change, according to the head of the International Union for Conservation for Nature (IUCN).

News Headlines
#90362
2012-09-19

AUSTRALIA: Seagrass needs protection

Australia's Environment Minister Tony Burke has called for a "higher level of protection" for threatened seagrass beds along the Australian coastline. Australia now has a mass of seagrass beds about one and a half times the size of Tasmania surrounding the country.

News Headlines
#90230
2012-09-17

Corals can die in great numbers if climate change is not checked soon

Two thirds of corals could be saved only under a scenario with strong action on mitigating greenhouse-gas emissions and the assumption that corals can adapt at extremely rapid rates, suggests a study.

News Headlines
#90198
2012-09-14

Ocean acidification and interspecies competition could transform ecosystems, research shows

One of the greatest threats to wildlife on the planet is the ongoing acidification of the ocean. As acidity rises, there is also less carbonate available in the ocean, which makes life difficult for hard-shelled creatures.

News Headlines
#90205
2012-09-14

Call to freeze fishing in Europe to replenish stocks

A think tank has made a controversial case for freezing fishing in Europe, saying most fish stocks would return to sustainable levels within five years.

News Headlines
#90146
2012-09-12

Australia to ban giant fishing trawler

Australia plans to block a controversial 'super trawler' from fishing in its waters for two years in a victory for environmental activists worried about the impact on fish stocks and other marine life.

News Headlines
#90151
2012-09-12

Coral reefs in Caribbean on life support

Only 8 percent of the Caribbean's reefs today retain coral, according to a new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). With input and data from 36 scientists, the report paints a bleak picture of coral decline across the region, threatening fisheries, tourism, and ma ...

Meeting Document
#90104
2012-09-10

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/22

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Progress Report on Describing Areas That Meet the Criteria for Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#90087
2012-09-10

Caribbean Coral Reefs Mostly Dead, IUCN Says

The Caribbean’s coral reefs have collapsed, mostly due to overfishing and climate change, according to a new report released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

News Headlines
#90091
2012-09-10

How Sea Otters Can Reduce CO2 in the Atmosphere: Appetite for Sea Urchins Allows Kelp to Thrive

Can an abundance of sea otters help reverse a principal cause of global warming? A new study by two UC Santa Cruz researchers suggest that a thriving sea otter population that keeps sea urchins in check will in turn allow kelp forests to prosper.

News Headlines
#90056
2012-09-06

Fish trawling reshapes deep-sea canyons

Deep-sea trawling smoothes out the wrinkles of canyons on the continental slope, making marine mountainsides look more like ploughed fields, changing the habitat of deep-sea creatures.

News Headlines
#90030
2012-09-05

Groups call for global shark protection

JEJU, South Korea, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Conservation groups meeting in South Korea Tuesday urged governments to take steps to save sharks and rays from overfishing for international trade.

Press Release
#90028
2012-09-04

How can we save the world’s oceans and coasts? Five countries’ ocean and coastal policies shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award

Hamburg/Montreal/Washington D.C./Rome, 28 August 2012 – Six policies from five countries are now shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award that celebrates effective and exemplary policies. California (USA), Namibia, Palau, the Philippines, and South Africa are still in ...

News Headlines
#89987
2012-08-31

Viruses could be the key to healthy corals

Corals are an invaluable part of the marine ecosystem, fostering biodiversity and protecting coastlines. But they're also increasingly endangered.

News Headlines
#89988
2012-08-31

New pseudo reef sunk at Jebel Ali

Threatened marine life in UAE waters will benefit from a new artificial reef installed yesterday near a seawall off the port of Jebel Ali, said project overseers Atlantis, The Palm.

News Headlines
#89956
2012-08-29

Rare, elusive marine fish observed

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. marine scientists say they've captured the first-ever video of a rare anglerfish first identified from a dead specimen in 1891 but never seen alive.

News Headlines
#89945
2012-08-28

Philippines’ marine ecosystem one of most deteriorated – study

Out of 171 territories surveyed by the Ocean Health Index, the Philippines ranked 105th among the world’s most deteriorated marine ecosystem, Sen. Loren Legarda said yesterday.

News Headlines
#89807
2012-08-17

Some like it cold as sea life moves south

Ocean species that used to live off Sydney half a century ago now inhabit the Southern Ocean as climate change drives fish, plankton and microbes to colder waters, a scientific snapshot of marine health has found.

News Headlines
#89801
2012-08-16

New Ocean Health Index Measures the Global State of the Seas

The new Ocean Health Index is designed to assess the importance of the seas to people as well as other species. Here, a man paddles over a coral reef in Bird's Head, Raja Ampat, Indonesia.

News Headlines
#89803
2012-08-16

Tiny Pacific island tops healthy ocean index

SEYCHELLES and Germany have the healthiest seas of any inhabited territory, while Sierra Leone has the unhealthiest, according to a new index that says many oceans score poorly for biodiversity and as a human resource.

News Headlines
#89783
2012-08-15

North American freshwater fish going extinct at rate over 800 times the fossil record

Since 1898 North America has lost at least 39 species of freshwater fish, according to a new study in Bioscience, and an additional 18 subspecies.

News Headlines
#89768
2012-08-14

U.N. Launches New Oceans Compact Following Expo 2012

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 2012 (IPS) - As the three-month-long international exhibition Expo 2012 came to a close in the South Korean coastal town of Yeosu last week, the United Nations announced the launch of an “Oceans Compact” aimed at the preservation of marine resources worldwide.

News Headlines
#89746
2012-08-13

UN launches plan to protect oceans, tackle sea levels

The UN chief Sunday announced an initiative to protect oceans from pollution and over-fis

News Headlines
#89749
2012-08-13

Groups seek protection for great whites

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Environmental activists have filed a petition to have great white sharks off the coast of California listed as endangered species, officials said.

Meeting
#4988

Yeosu Declaration Forum

12 August 2012, Yeosu, Republic of Korea

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