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#95305
2013-08-28

Commitment to marine biodiversity affirmed

VILNIUS - At the meeting of the UN Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction in New York from Aug. 19-23, the EU delegation, headed by the Lithuanian EU Presidency ...

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#95287
2013-08-27

Sea otter return boosts ailing seagrass in California

The return of sea otters to an estuary on the central Californian coast has significantly improved the health of seagrass, new research has found.

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#95288
2013-08-27

Jellyfish invade Mediterranean beaches

A spike in the number of Mediterranean jellyfish this summer has many European tourists playing it safe in the sand, rather than in the surf. Scientists say overfishing and climate change are to blame.

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#95289
2013-08-27

Government issues new guidelines to protect sharks

LUCKNOW: The ministry of environment and forests has issued a 'fins naturally attached' policy requiring fisheries to land sharks in coastal states with their fins intact.

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#95260
2013-08-26

How marine life adapts to acidification of oceans

A study into marine life around an underwater volcanic vent in the Mediterranean, may hold the key to understanding how some species will be able to survive the acidifying of sea water should anthropogenic climate change continue.

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#95251
2013-08-23

Rare sea turtle gets lost off British coast while swimming more than 3,000 miles across the Atlantic

A rare, endangered sea turtle was spotted off the Dorset coast after it got lost on its way to the Mediterranean. The 4ft loggerhead turtle was seen as it made its 3,000 mile journey across the Atlantic from the east coast of America.

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#95224
2013-08-22

Fishery bounce back informs on seagrass importance

Insights into the impact of cyclones on tiger prawn habitats in north Western Australia has demonstrated the resilience of the species, as well as underscored the importance of protecting seagrass for fisheries production and marine biodiversity.

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#95203
2013-08-21

Divers Willingness to Pay for Biodiversity Could Help Conservation Efforts

Aug. 20, 2013 — Now teeming with life, a new study using the "Tamar Reef" shows that divers assign economic importance to aspects of reef biodiversity. These findings could help underwater conservation efforts.

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#95198
2013-08-20

'Street-View' Comes to the World's Coral Reefs

Aug. 19, 2013 — Scientists are taking the public with them to study the world's coral reefs, thanks to 360 degree panoramas from Google's underwater street-view format.

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#95156
2013-08-19

Richard Branson and James Cameron want to save the high seas

In international waters, environmental rules are inconsistent, weak or absent. Obama can change that.We share a deep and abiding passion for and fascination with the ocean that has led us since childhood to wander the world under the waves

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#95142
2013-08-16

Can Swarming Robots and Cloud Umbrellas Help Save Coral reefs?

A little more than a year ago, Australian scientist Roger Bradbury declared that it was game over for the world’s coral reefs. He referred to them as “zombie ecosystems” that were neither dead nor really alive, and “on a trajectory to collapse within a human generation.”

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#95131
2013-08-15

Great Barrier Reef dredging could be more damaging than thought

WWF claims report proves that dredging and dumping of seabed sediment near the reef should be banned

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#95061
2013-08-09

Pedro Cays programme gets funding

INTENT ON safeguarding the Pedro Cays, which have been the focus of public attention in recent months, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has secured US$45,000 for a programme designed to realise that end.

Notification
#2068
2013-08-08

Summary reports on the description of areas that meet the criteria for ecologically or biologically significant marine areas, prepared by the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice at its sixteenth meeting

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JG/81993 (2013-066)
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CBD National Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; PoWPA Focal Points; FAO; OBIS (UNESCO-IOC); ISA; IMO; other relevant UN specialized agencies; regional seas conventions and action plans; RFMOs and other relevant regional initiatives; ILCs; UNEP-WCMC; GOBI; and other relevant international organi ...

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#95016
2013-08-07

Threats to Sharks Destabilize Entire Ecosystems

Fear of tiger sharks, for instance, helps protect seagrass from being over-grazed, which in turns pulls CO2 out of the atmosphere and provides a habitat for fish and shellfish

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#95017
2013-08-07

Disappearance of Coral Reefs, Drastically Altered Marine Food Web On the Horizon

Aug. 5, 2013 — If history's closest analog is any indication, the look of the oceans will change drastically in the future as the coming greenhouse world alters marine food webs and gives certain species advantages over others.

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#94990
2013-08-05

Lanka among world’s top 20 shark killers

An international study has placed Sri Lanka among top 20 countries that catch sharks. Noting that these 20 countries account for 80% of the world’s annual shark catch, a report based on the study puts the survival of many shark varieties in their hands.

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#94918
2013-08-02

Summit addresses Africa’s marine debris problem

Cape Town, South Africa - The first African Marine Debris Summit, which ended in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday highlighted the urgent need for a collective action against the problem of marine debris facing the continent.

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#94919
2013-08-02

Explorers discover northernmost Atlantic seeps, deep-sea canyon diversity, off U.S. Northeast

Ocean explorers in July on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer discovered a wide diversity of seafloor features and communities of life in the largely unexplored deep-sea canyons off the northeast U.S. coast. Now through August 16, as the expedition continues, the public can join the mission as “citizen ...

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#94896
2013-08-01

Caribbean has lost 80% of its coral reef cover in recent years

Comprehensive survey of the Caribbean's reefs is expected to act as a warning of problems besetting the world's coral

News Headlines
#94887
2013-07-31

New antibiotic that attacks MRSA found in ocean microbe

A completely new and unusual antibiotic compound has been extracted from a marine microorganism found in sediments off the coast of California.

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#94856
2013-07-29

Fur seals devastating marine eco-system

The cute and cuddly New Zealand fur seal is rapidly emerging as one of Australia's worst environmental pests, both on land and sea.

News Headlines
#94857
2013-07-29

Marine compound first new natural antibiotic in decades

A new antibiotic that is effective at killing anthrax and superbug MRSA bacteria could be a weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance – and terrorism.

News Headlines
#94803
2013-07-26

Southern Ocean life is unique and needs protection

On the 16th of July, Russian delegates blocked proposals to create a marine protected area (MPA) in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. The area involved, the Ross Sea, is often nicknamed “the last ocean,” as it is one of the largest and least touched areas of biodiversity in the world. Russia’s veto m ...

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#94804
2013-07-26

DENR to draw up conservation plan for Tañon Strait

QUEZON CITY, July 26 -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is partnering with an international conservation group to draw up a blueprint for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape (TSPS) in Central Visayas.

News Headlines
#94805
2013-07-26

EU seeks high seas protection

THE EU submitted a proposal to the UN on Tuesday to start an international process to conserve marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, in a move welcomed by Oceana.

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#94806
2013-07-26

Newly Discovered Marine Viruses Offer Glimpse Into Untapped Biodiversity

July 24, 2013 — Studying bacteria from the Baltic Sea, UA researchers have discovered an entire array of previously unknown viruses that barely resemble any of the known bacteria-infecting viruses.

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#94807
2013-07-26

U.K. aid for marine biodiversity conservation in Andamans

The U.K.-based Whitley Fund For Nature has decided to extend financial support to BNHS India’s marine biodiversity conservation programme in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

News Headlines
#94733
2013-07-24

Vietnamese lagoon project 'a success'

A development project in Vietnam which has involved local people in applying scientific strategies has helped to halt the degradation of a large lagoon ecosystem, say scientists.

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#94685
2013-07-22

Key to ocean life shows large regional variations

Iron, key for ocean plant plankton growth, shows larger variations than previously recognised, with implications for models of climate.

News Headlines
#94687
2013-07-22

Evolutionary Changes Could Aid Fisheries

July 18, 2013 — Sustainable fishing practices could lead to larger fishing yields in the long run, according to a new study that models in detail how ecology and evolution affect the economics of fishing.

News Headlines
#94651
2013-07-18

Sea turtle conference addresses Great Barrier Reef sickness spike

Rangers and scientists gather to explore ways of curbing threats that led to soaring number of strandings in recent years

Meeting Document
#68274
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/14/INF/5

Report of the Expert Workshop on Scientific and Technical Aspects Relevant to Environmental Impact Assessment in Marine Areas beyond National Jurisdiction

Meeting Document
#89557
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/RW/EBSA/SIO/1/3/REV2

Compilation of Submissions of Scientific Information to Describe EBSAs in the Southern Indian Ocean Region

Meeting Document
#90104
2013-07-17

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

Meeting Document
#87510
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/5/ADD1

Review of the Report of the joint OSPAR/NEAFC/CBD Scientific Workshop on EBSAs in the Northeast Atlantic (Addendum)

Meeting Document
#87155
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/6

Report of the Western South Pacific Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Meeting Document
#87392
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/7

Report of the Wider Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Meeting Document
#87207
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/10

Identifying Specific Elements for Integrating the Traditional, Scientific, Technical and Technological Knowledge of Indigenous and Local Communities, and Social and Cultural Criteria and Other Aspects for the Application of Scientific Criteria for Identification of Ecologically or Biologically S ...

Meeting Document
#87054
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/15

Synthesis Document on the Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Meeting Document
#87178
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/16

Background on the Development of Voluntary Guidelines for the Consideration of Biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAS) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (Seas) in Marine and Coastal Areas

Meeting Document
#87422
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/17

Proposals for the Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Meeting Document
#87179
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/18

Synthesis Document on the Experience and Use of Marine Spatial Planning

Meeting Document
#87511
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/39

Oceans, Coasts, Islands: Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Abstracts of Posters Presented at the Sixteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

Meeting Document
#86800
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/14

Report of the Expert Meeting to Develop a Series of Joint Expert Review Processes to Monitor and Assess the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Meeting Document
#86133
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/RW/EBSA/WCAR/1/2

Compilation of Submissions of Scientific Information to Describe EBSAS in the Wider Caribbean and Western Mid-Atlantic Region

Meeting Document
#86698
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/5

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

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