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Meeting
#5711

7th International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Conference

20 - 24 November 2017, South Africa

CBD
Meeting
#5722

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop

25 - 29 September 2017, Seocheon, Republic of Korea

CBD
Meeting
#5716
News Headlines
#113472
2017-06-23

In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path

It's one of the tiniest organisms on Earth, but also one of the most abundant. And now, the microscopic marine bacteria called Prochlorococcus can add one more superlative to its list of attributes: It evolves new kinds of metabolites called lanthipeptides, more abundantly and rapidly than any o ...

News Headlines
#113473
2017-06-23

The animals that are almost invisible

We’ve all heard of chameleons, squid and octopus using pigments to blend in with their surroundings, but what about becoming completely invisible? To become actually see through, and appear as if you aren’t there, you need to either allow light to travel through you unimpeded, or bend light arou ...

News Headlines
#113449
2017-06-22

Restoration of shattered coral reef at Raja Ampat on hold

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government can’t restore one of the country’s best coral reefs until it strikes a compensation deal with the insurer of the cruise line that wrecked it, the deputy coordinating maritime minister said this week.

News Headlines
#113450
2017-06-22

Great Barrier Reef: 'Godfather of Coral' urges Adani approval rethink following recent bleaching events

"Somewhere between a quarter and a third of all marine species have some part of their lifecycle in a coral reef."So if we wipe out coral reefs, we are going to crash the ecologies of the oceans. It is that serious."

News Headlines
#113451
2017-06-22

Living Planet: Cold water corals in a warming climate

Much of the CO2 we emit through the burning of fossil fuels actually ends up in the ocean, making the water more acidic. Ocean acidification happens particularly fast in cold water. That spells trouble for creatures living in our northern waters – including cold water corals. How do they cope as ...

News Headlines
#113416
2017-06-21

Lionfish Are Eating Fish We Didn't Even Know Existed

Lionfish have very low standards and will eat anything in sight. Although they're originally from the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans, these vacuum cleaners have been flopping around the Atlantic for the last 25 years, probably because people dumped them from their home aquariums.

News Headlines
#113419
2017-06-21

How phytoplankton rule the oceans

Photosynthesis is a unique biological process that has permitted the colonization of land and sea by plants and phytoplankton respectively. While the mechanisms of photosynthesis in plants are well understood, scientists are only now beginning to elucidate how the process developed in phytoplankton.

News Headlines
#113420
2017-06-21

In the Red Sea, coral reefs can take the heat of climate change -

In the azure waters of the Red Sea, Maoz Fine and his team dive to study what may be the planet's most unique coral: one that can survive global warming, at least for now. -

News Headlines
#113421
2017-06-21

A massive and unprecedented coral bleaching event may finally be coming to an end

An ongoing global coral bleaching event, one that’s affected more than 70 percent of tropical reefs worldwide, may finally be coming to a close. A new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests that the high ocean temperatures that lead to bleaching are no longer ...

Notification
#2633
2017-06-21
Action by
2017-08-31

Nomination of Experts to Participate in the Informal Advisory Group for Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/JL/JG/86569 (2017-058)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, and Marine and Coastal Biodiversity National Focal Points; relevant organizations; and indigenous peoples and local communities

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News Headlines
#113389
2017-06-20

Navigating towards a ''Paris Agreement for the oceans''?

The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on June 9 with a "Call For Action", over 1,300 voluntary commitments made to support ocean health, and aspirations for a new convention to protect biodiversity in the roughly half of our planet which lies beyond national jurisdictions.

News Headlines
#113392
2017-06-20

Global coral bleaching may be ending, US agency says

Coral reef bleaching may be easing after three years of high ocean temperatures, the longest such period since the 1980s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

Notification
#2632
2017-06-20
Action by
2017-07-20

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop, 25 - 29 September 2017 – Seocheon, Republic of Korea

Reference: SCBD/SPS/SBG/JL/JA/JMQ/86366 (2017-057)
To: CBD National Focal Points, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

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News Headlines
#113375
2017-06-19

6 Incredible Creatures Of The Sea You Can Find Off The Coast Of Queensland

If you want to get up close and personal with a white tip shark, share the water with a turtle, swim alongside dwarf minke whales or watch a manta ray glide by -- there's no better place in the world to do it than Queensland.

News Headlines
#113377
2017-06-19

Over 300 New Species Discovered in The Australian Abyss

An eternal question of what is hiding on the ocean’s deepest levels is starting to get answered soon. The research team of the vessel RV Investigator committed to a month-long expedition where they were exploring the abyss east of Australian coast for the first time ever.

News Headlines
#113346
2017-06-16

Ancient attack marks show ocean predators got scarier

In pumped-up sequels for scary beach movies, each predator is bigger than the last. Turns out that predators in real-world oceans may have upsized over time, too.

News Headlines
#113278
2017-06-14

This Terrifying, Toothy 'Monster' Is the World's Deepest Living Predator

In the inky darkness of the ocean's abyss swims the world's deepest living superpredator: a fish with a long, eel-like body; the face of a lizard; and a mouth full of sharp teeth.

News Headlines
#113292
2017-06-14

Two-headed porpoise caught in fishing net is first ever found

Fishers off the coast of the Netherlands got quite a shock when they caught what has now been confirmed as the first case of conjoined twin harbour porpoises

News Headlines
#113294
2017-06-14

Great Barrier Reef in Sydney could actually become a thing as academic floats workable plan

A SYDNEY academic has floated the radical idea of building a new Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Sydney. The “Sydney Barrier Reef” would stretch from Newcastle to Wollongong creating a worldwide tourist drawcard and double as a protective barrier for Sydney’s million dollar coastline.

News Headlines
#113260
2017-06-13

Caribbean fisheries threatened by overfishing, reef decline

GLAND, Switzerland (CMC) — Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards extinction.

News Headlines
#113277
2017-06-13

DNA left by ocean animals provides rare glimpse of marine ecosystems

The ocean might as well be Mars. Like astronomers grasping at ways to identify life on a distant planet, marine scientists have no easy method for detecting sea creatures' presence in the vast watery realm.

News Headlines
#113227
2017-06-09

Decoding Octopus Species, One Wart at a Time

A decade ago, a group of scientists stumbled upon an octopus tending her eggs on a rocky outcropping off the coast of California, nearly 4,600 feet below the surface. They checked in on her every few months and shocked the world with their discovery that she had brooded her eggs for a record 53 ...

News Headlines
#113206
2017-06-08

Unite for the ocean we need, for the future we want," UNECSO chief says on World Oceans Day

A healthy ocean requires robust global knowledge of ocean science, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has said, marking World Oceans Day with a strong call to nurture, mobilize and harness the best scientific knowledge to protect our planet' ...

News Headlines
#113207
2017-06-08

Protecting marine biodiversity

Organized by the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations, the event gathered panelists to discuss the proposed South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary (SAWS), sponsored by the Governments of Argentina, Brazil, Gabon, South Africa and Uruguay, with the support of International Whaling Commission (IWC) mem ...

News Headlines
#113214
2017-06-08

Plastics SA says companies need to take accountability for ocean contamination

That’s according to Plastics SA who launched an Operation Clean Sweep campaign on World Oceans Day‚ at uShaka Marine World in Durban on Thursday.

News Headlines
#113215
2017-06-08

Study suggests mid-mantle holds as much water as Earth's oceans

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan and Germany has found evidence that suggests the middle of Earth's mantle holds as much water as the planet's oceans. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes their theory and their ...

News Headlines
#113216
2017-06-08

World Oceans Day: "Our oceans, our future"

Despite recent setbacks, if we work together, we still have a chance to make our oceans great again.

News Headlines
#113217
2017-06-08

FACTBOX-12 facts as World Oceans Day puts spotlight on climate change, pollution, overfishing

ROME, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global warming, over-fishing and pollution are damaging the world's oceans with people globally needing to do more to protect this valuable resource, according to organisers of World Oceans Day on Thursday.

News Headlines
#113219
2017-06-08

The Big Catch: How the UN is Using Gaming to Engage Millennials in Saving Our Oceans

Our oceans are in grave danger. By 2050, plastic will outweigh fish in the sea.Over 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year. This pollution threatens marine habitats and biodiversity, and ultimately our health, life, and security.

News Headlines
#113221
2017-06-08

Asian nations make plastic oceans promise

At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines said they would work to keep plastics out of the seas. Some of the promises are not yet formalised and environmentalists say the measures proposed are not nearly urgent enough.

News Headlines
#113226
2017-06-08

NYC's Hidden Marine Wonderland Revealed in New Map

New York City, it's time to get to know your neighbors. No, not New Jerseyans. Look the other way — toward the ocean. A new map produced by the New York Aquarium and National Geographic reveals the biodiversity teeming off the city's shores.

Meeting
#5625

World Oceans Day 2017: "Our Oceans Our Future"

8 June 2017, New York, United States of America

News Headlines
#113192
2017-06-07

Africa: At Ocean Conference, UN Agencies Commit to Cutting Harmful Fishing Subsidies

As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries.

News Headlines
#113193
2017-06-07

5 biggest threats to our oceans - and what we can do about them

Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet and give us food, energy and other resources. But worldwide, this fantastic underwater world is in danger. Is there still time to prevent the worst?

News Headlines
#113198
2017-06-07

A tribute to the world's oceans: why we couldn't survive without them

Most of us do not realise the impact of the oceans on our daily lives, nor how humanity has changed vast parts of the big blue and its inhabitants. About one quarter of all species live in the sea. That’s roughly about 2.2 million, with the current estimates of all species on earth at about 8.7 ...

News Headlines
#113199
2017-06-07

Research, solutions needed for looming oceans catastrophes, UN leaders say

More scientific research is needed on the world’s oceans — but enough is understood to know that immediate action is necessary to fight the “gamut of problems” circulating under the sea and on its shores, United Nations leaders said Tuesday afternoon.

Meeting Document
#113187
2017-06-06

CBD/SOI/OM/2017/1/1

Provisional Agenda

News Headlines
#113178
2017-06-06

The world on track to protect over 10% of its marine areas by 2020

With recent commitments made by governments around the globe, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is optimistic that the world is on track to protect over 10 percent of the globe’s marine areas by 2020. This was announced by Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, executive secretar ...

News Headlines
#113180
2017-06-06

India's Adani signs off on controversial Australia coal mine

The Indian mining giant has announced it will start work on its Carmichael coal mine project in north-east Australia despite concern from environmentalists that it will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Press Release
#113159
2017-06-05

Global marine protected area target of 10% to be achieved by 2020

5 June 2017 – With recent commitments made by governments around the globe, the world is on track to protect over 10% of the globe’s marine areas by 2020, announced Dr. Cristiana Pașca Palmer, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

News Headlines
#113149
2017-06-02

Pacific Islands have a key role to play in protecting the world's oceans

Talks in New York ahead of the first ever United Nations conference about the world's oceans have turned to debating policy specifics as negotiators look to strike a balance between the need to derive economic benefits from marine resources and ensure their sustainability for future generations.

News Headlines
#113122
2017-06-01

UN Ocean Conference: can the law protect our ocean ecosystems?

There are lots of treaties in the world designed to moderate the impact of humans on the oceans.

News Headlines
#113134
2017-06-01

Why We Need to Save Our Oceans Now—Not Later

What if the blue fades way as seawaters become brown andcoral reefs become white as marine grasslands wither and life below water vanishes? This is already happening at a staggering rate. It’s a lose-lose for all: people and planet.

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