English  |  Español  |  Français
Knowledge Base

Search criteria

Information Types

Subjects

  • Marine and Coastal Biodiversity (1364)

Countries

Date

  • Added or updated since:

  • Custom range...

Search Results

The search was executed to find both database records and web content.
 
Sort by: Date Title
1364 Results
Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 351 to 400

News Headlines
#88678
2012-06-15

World failing to meet promises on the oceans

Despite a slew of past pledges and agreements, the world's governments have made little to no progress on improving management and conservation in the oceans, according to a new paper in Science.

News Headlines
#88679
2012-06-15

Saving the Mangroves Front

ANG PULO, Philippines, Jun 15 2012 (IPS) - On a humid islet covered with mangroves, Lucena Duman and her neighbours have found a route out of poverty. They work as conservationists and tour guides in this isolated corner of the Philippines.

News Headlines
#88612
2012-06-13

EU Council agrees to end fish discards

Fisheries ministers have agreed that Europe should ban the controversial policy of discarding dead fish caught by accident under the EU quota system.

News Headlines
#88455
2012-06-08

Australia Has Two Distinct White Shark Populations

ScienceDaily (June 7, 2012) — A new scientific study has identified two distinct populations of white shark at the east and west of Bass Strait in Australian waters, prompting researchers to suggest the huge fish may need regional conservation plans.

News Headlines
#88460
2012-06-08

EU plans to increase fishing quota

Cod, haddock and herring could be fished in more numbers, but conservationists say policy will damage stocks

News Headlines
#88468
2012-06-08

South Africa: World Ocean Day Celebrated With Clean-Ups

The eyes of the world will be focused on the health of our oceans when World Oceans Day is celebrated on Friday, 8 June

News Headlines
#88475
2012-06-08

Biorock giving new life to coral reefs

Johnny Langenheim explains how an innovative method is sustaining corals and why on World Oceans Day we need to pledge for more such projects

News Headlines
#88400
2012-06-06

Australia's coal boom threatens Great Barrier Reef

A resources boom that has shielded Australia from the global economic meltdown is threatening the Great Barrier Reef and provoked an argument between the state and federal governments.

News Headlines
#88407
2012-06-06

Fisheries science falls foul of privacy rules

A little-noticed tweak to one of the European Union’s many rules and regulations is leaving fisheries scientists struggling to access vital data.

Press Release
#88385
2012-06-06

Future Policy Award celebrates solutions to save oceans and coasts: 31 policies from 22 countries and regions nominated

Hamburg/Montreal/Washington D.C./Rome, 6 June 2012: The list of nominees for this year's Future Policy Award is complete: 31 outstanding policies from 22 countries and regions are in the running for the best policy worldwide to protect oceans and coasts.

News Headlines
#88327
2012-06-04

'Starving' crown-of-thorns starfish in mass stranding

Hundreds of crown-of-thorns starfish found on a beach in southern Japan in January stranded themselves because they were starving, say researchers.

News Headlines
#88343
2012-06-04

UNESCO report scathing of Great Barrier Reef management

Environment groups have called for an immediate halt to development around the Great Barrier Reef after a United Nations report expressed ‘‘extreme concern’’ about its future.

News Headlines
#88200
2012-05-28

EU fishing reforms face weakening

European governments are backsliding on commitments to make fishing sustainable, campaigners are warning.

News Headlines
#88154
2012-05-25

Nuisance Seaweed Found to Produce Compounds With Biomedical Potential

ScienceDaily (May 24, 2012) — A seaweed considered a threat to the healthy growth of coral reefs in Hawaii may possess the ability to produce substances that could one day treat human diseases, a new study led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has revealed.

News Headlines
#88131
2012-05-24

In Antigua, Fishing Brings Both Income and Ecological Destruction

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, May 23, 2012 (IPS) - Eli Fuller is a third-generation Antiguan who, for the past two decades, has been exploring the Antigua and Barbuda coastline.

News Headlines
#88089
2012-05-23

Overfishing will result in disappearance of fish species in 50 years: Official

Overfishing and exploitation of marine biodiversity would result in the disappearance of fish species in the next 50 years, warned M.F. Farooqui, Special Secretary, Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#88051
2012-05-22

Mowing down seagrass meadows will cut loose carbon

They may be trickier than trees for environmental protesters to chain themselves to, but it turns out that seagrass ecosystems hold as much carbon per hectare as the world's forests – and are now among its most threatened ecosystems.

News Headlines
#88033
2012-05-18

Fishing observers 'intimidated and bribed by EU crews'

Quota checks allegedly being compromised aboard Northwest Atlantic Fishery boats, as observers report surveillance and theft

News Headlines
#87941
2012-05-16

Six Fish Populations Restored to Healthy Levels in the US

All are aware of the tragic loss of biodiversity that this planet is current going through in various ecosystems. However, a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report shows that when good policies are in place, natural ecosystems can sustain themselves and thrive.

News Headlines
#87944
2012-05-16

Tanzania: Beach Encroachers Face 'Axe'

THE government shall no longer issue title deeds for plots along beaches until all land prone to encroachment by trespassers is legally protected.

Notification
#1915
2012-05-16
Action by
2012-07-13

Request for scientific information in support of the objectives of upcoming CBD regional workshops to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs): i) southern Indian Ocean; ii) eastern tropical and temperate Pacific

Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JL/JG/79841 (2012-073)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, and other Governments; FAO; regional seas conventions and action plans and RFMOs in the southern Indian Ocean region and eastern tropical and temperate Pacific region; IOC–UNESCO, OBIS, ISA, UNEP-WCMC, GOBI, other competent organizations and regional initiatives

pdf English  Spanish  French 
News Headlines
#87882
2012-05-14

'Sustainable' Seafood Labels Come Under Fire

A new study states that nearly a third of the fish stocks certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council were actually overfished

News Headlines
#87888
2012-05-14

Carbon capture leak simulated in sea off Scotland

Thousands of kilos of carbon dioxide will be injected into the seabed to simulate effects of a leak on the marine ecosystem

Notification
#1911
2012-05-11
Action by
2012-06-30

Submission of views on the Draft Voluntary Guidelines for the consideration of Biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) in Marine and Coastal Areas

Reference: SCBD/STTM/DC/JL/JG/79813 (2012-069)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; other Governments; relevant organizations

pdf English  Spanish  French 
News Headlines
#87810
2012-05-10

Island biodiversity focus of USD$1.7 million project

A USD 1.7 million dollar project to conserve island biodiversity in the Cook Islands, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu was launched at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in Apia, Samoa.

News Headlines
#87826
2012-05-10

One-quarter of grouper species being fished to extinction

Groupers, a family of fishes often found in coral reefs and prized for their quality of flesh, are facing critical threats to their survival.

News Headlines
#87789
2012-05-09

Plastic trash altering ocean habitats, Scripps study shows

A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by a graduate student researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

News Headlines
#87793
2012-05-09

Climate Change Threatens Crucial Marine Algae

UXBRIDGE, Canada - Without major reductions in the use of fossil fuels, sunlight is to kill an unknown number of ocean phytoplankton, the planet's most important organism, a new study reports this week.

News Headlines
#87795
2012-05-09

Pacific 'garbage patch' changing insect mating habits

Marine insects in the Pacific Ocean are changing their reproduction habitats in response to environmental changes from the accumulating amount of rubbish in the north Pacific subtropical gyre, also known as the great Pacific garbage patch, according to researchers.

News Headlines
#87802
2012-05-09

Pacific 'garbage patch' changing insect mating habits

Study on vast area of rubbish in north Pacific ocean finds it is beginning to impact on ecosystem

News Headlines
#87804
2012-05-09

Climate Change Threatens Crucial Marine Algae

Without major reductions in the use of fossil fuels, sunlight is to kill an unknown number of ocean phytoplankton, the planet's most important organism, a new study reports this week.

News Headlines
#87807
2012-05-09

Warm water marine species spreading northwards into British waters

Higher sea temperatures around UK mean bluefin tuna, thresher sharks and anchovies among others are increasingly common

News Headlines
#87809
2012-05-09

Plastic trash altering ocean habitats, Scripps study shows

A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by a graduate student researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

News Headlines
#87726
2012-05-08

Weed-eating fish 'help protect jobs, livelihoods'

Jobs, livelihoods and ecotourism industries can benefit from having a diverse supply of weed-eating fish on the world's coral reefs, marine researchers say.

News Headlines
#87662
2012-05-07

Greenland's impact on oceans less than thought

Greenland's glaciers are slipping into the ocean at an ever increasing rate, but their impact on sea levels may be less than previously predicted, a ten-year study shows.

News Headlines
#87670
2012-05-07

Marine Ecosystem Pledges Unmet, Data Shows

Countries have made little progress in meeting their obligations to protect fragile marine ecosystems under the international Convention on Biological Diversity, new United Nations data shows.

Meeting
#4999

Sixth World Fisheries Congress

7 - 11 May 2012, Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Side Event
#2442
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity: from Evidence to Solutions

This side-event will present findings of the Synthesis Document on the Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/16/INF/15), and initiate a discussion on marine debris by focusing on a number of issues related to marine debris impacts on biodiversity, including ...

Side Event
#2449
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-03

Global progress on Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 (protected areas) in marine and coastal environments, with case studies from the LifeWeb and HERMIONE projects

The side event will review global progress with marine protected areas (MPAs) and explore practical and innovative ways to accelerate progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. At the side event we will present key findings from the Protected Planet Report 2012 on the current status and tren ...

Side Event
#2446
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-02

High Seas Marine Protected Areas

Experiences in establishing and implementing a network of ecologically representative, well-managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), improving the management of existing MPAs, reducing the threat of external threats, such as human activities and climate change, to MPAs.

Results per page: 10 25 50 100
Result 351 to 400
Results for: ("Marine and Coastal Biodiversity")
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme