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CBD
Meeting
#5590
CBD
Meeting
#5587

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop

18 - 22 July 2016, Yeosu, Republic of Korea

News Headlines
#108441
2016-05-02

Why we should be mourning the death of the Great Barrier Reef

By now, you've probably heard that at least 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by a global bleaching event. But these "rocks" on the seabed play a key role for life in oceans - and for people, too.

News Headlines
#108450
2016-05-02

Antarctic bryozoans give hints of environmental changes in oceans

Antarctic regions are natural laboratories to study biodiversity and the impact of climate change. In Antarctica, some marine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the ocean acidification due to an excess of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.

News Headlines
#108400
2016-04-27

Proteomics method measures carbon uptake of marine microbes

A successful trial has been described of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa.

News Headlines
#108384
2016-04-26

Do we really need a new U.N. oceans treaty? Yes, and here’s why.

The oceans are in bad shape. The high seas — like the moon, outer space and Antarctica — can’t be claimed by any nation.

CBD
Meeting
#5578
News Headlines
#108298
2016-04-22

UN guidelines and new technologies boost efforts to help curb 'ghost fishing'

21 April 2016 – International guidelines being developed by a United Nations agency and new technologies are expected to boost efforts to cut down levels of abandoned fish gear, which often continues to carry out the capture process, entangling fish and other marine animals in its nets, a phenom ...

News Headlines
#108281
2016-04-21

Vietnam investigates mass fish deaths

Authorities are looking into whether pollution is to blame for a spate of mysterious mass fish deaths along the country’s central coast

News Headlines
#108259
2016-04-20

Half Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral 'dead or dying': scientists

Australian scientists said on Wednesday that just seven percent of the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts around A$5 billion ($3.90 billion) in tourism every year, has been untouched by mass bleaching that is likely to destroy half the coral.

News Headlines
#108266
2016-04-20

Survey: 93 percent of Great Barrier Reef affected by bleaching

CAIRNS, Australia, April 20 (UPI) -- Just 7 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided bleaching. It's the worst coral bleaching event in Australia's history.

Notification
#2476
2016-04-19
Action by
2016-05-31

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop, 18 - 22 July 2016 - Yeosu, Republic of Korea

Reference: SCBD/SAM/DC/JL/JA/JMQ/85559 (2016-051)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

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News Headlines
#108191
2016-04-18

Great Barrier Reef: the scale of bleaching has the most sober scientists worried

Australia’s world heritage site is the largest living thing on Earth. But warm water driven by El Niño is bleaching the reef, and a recent report calls for it to be listed as in danger

News Headlines
#108158
2016-04-15

UN Environment Programme and Partners Launch Sustainable Diving Guide to Protect Marine Assets

Singapore/Bangkok, 15 April 2015 - Guidance material on how recreational diving can protect fragile marine biodiversity threatened by growing coastal tourism and support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be launched tomorrow at Asia's largest and oldest dive expo by the United Nat ...

News Headlines
#108112
2016-04-14

Coral crisis: Great Barrier Reef bleaching is “the worst we’ve ever seen”

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is undergoing the most severe bleaching event in its history, as corals along the reef expel the symbiotic algae that provide them both with their rich colours and food.

Meeting Document
#108106
2016-04-13

UNEP/CBD/SOI/WS/2015/1/2

Report of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Capacity-Building Workshop for South America

Meeting Document
#108100
2016-04-13

UNEP/CBD/SOI/WS/2015/3/2

Report of Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) National Capacity Development Workshop for Namibia

News Headlines
#108089
2016-04-13

Fishing nets kill ‘high proportion’ of adult loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean

A new study found that about 11 percent of adult loggerhead turtles were dying early in the waters off Middle East and North Africa due to entanglement in fishing nets used by small-scale fisheries.

Meeting Document
#108057
2016-04-12

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/15

Report of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Capacity Development Workshop for East Africa

News Headlines
#108059
2016-04-12

Conserving the Hilsa

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Apr 12 2016 (IPS) - Bangladesh has decided to set up a Hilsa Conservation Trust Fund (HCTF) to protect this fish from over-exploitation due to population growth and effects of climate change.

Meeting Document
#108048
2016-04-11

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/24

Report of the Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas in the Seas of East Asia

News Headlines
#108033
2016-04-11

World’s Largest Fish and One Tiny Island: Studying Whale Sharks on St. Helena Island

Approximately 2,500 miles east of Rio de Janeiro and just over 1,200 miles west of the African country of Angola, lies St. Helena Island: one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.

News Headlines
#108034
2016-04-11

Shark population threatened due to fin harvesting

A recent study shows that effective shark conservation in Indonesia only works when shark protection through no-fishing zones is combined with efforts to involve local communities in the management of their own fisheries and by providing alternatives to sustain their livelihoods.

News Headlines
#108035
2016-04-11

Mysterious deep-sea swarm of thousands of crabs caught on camera

It’s a deep-sea crab invasion. A unique video has captured a surprise swarm of red crabs on the sea floor at the Hannibal Bank seamount off the Pacific coast of Panama.

Meeting Document
#108025
2016-04-08

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/20

Compilation of Experiences and Lessons Learned from Scientific Methodologies and Approaches for the Description of Areas Meeting the EBSA Criteria

Meeting Document
#108024
2016-04-08

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/21

Training Manual on the Incorporation of Traditional Knowledge into the Description and Identification of EBSAs

Meeting Document
#108009
2016-04-07

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/23

Report of the North-West Indian Ocean and Adjacent Gulf Areas Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

Meeting Document
#108004
2016-04-07

UNEP/CBD/SOIWS/2015/2/2

Report of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative Training of Trainers Workshop

Meeting Document
#108003
2016-04-07

UNEP/CBD/SOIWS/2015/5/2

Report of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative National Capacity Development Workshop for Samoa

Meeting Document
#107994
2016-04-07

UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/INF/56

A Review of Marine Migratory Species and the Information Used to Describe Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas

News Headlines
#107981
2016-04-07

Scientists study microbes beneath ocean floor

WOODS HOLE, Mass., April 6 (UPI) -- Surprisingly, some microbes thrive beneath ocean floor. For the first time, scientists have studied in detail the microbial community living inside dense, rocky crust under the ocean floor.

News Headlines
#107985
2016-04-07

Mediterranean loggerhead turtles dying in waters off the Middle East, North Africa

Thousands of loggerhead turtles are killed annually in areas of Syria, Libya and Egypt and Tunisia where they travel to find food

News Headlines
#107987
2016-04-07

Corals struggle to grow under multiple stressors

A new study has found that multiple stressors might be too much for corals. The findings have important implications for the resilience of coral reefs to climate change.

News Headlines
#107961
2016-04-06

Negotiations to tame marine Wild West begin

They might host habitats of huge ecological importance, but two-thirds of the world’s oceans lie beyond the authority of national governments

News Headlines
#107937
2016-04-05

Plankton decline hits marine food chain

Plankton is the basis for the entire marine food web - and it is under threat. From the Mediterranean to the Pacific, animals have been struggling to survive, due apparently to changes with plankton.

News Headlines
#107938
2016-04-05

As ocean acidification threatens the West Coast, a quest to stop it

A panel of scientists, convened in 2013 at the behest of government officials, has delivered their findings on the threat of ocean acidification to the North American West Coast. The danger is real, they say, but they see a path to progress.

News Headlines
#107914
2016-04-04

Balancing Economic Potential of Marine and Social Life

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Apr 4 2016 (IPS) - When Africa’s oldest protected marine area, Tsitsikamma — the largest in the world, incorporating 80 km of rocky coastline, bustling with marine life, much of it endangered — was opened as a pilot for public fishing on December 15, 2015, there was a bi ...

News Headlines
#107922
2016-04-04

Banning fishing has helped parts of the Great Barrier Reef recover from damage

The world’s coral reefs face unprecedented threats. Their survival depends on how well they can cope with a long list of pressures including fishing, storms, coral bleaching, outbreaks of coral predators and reduced water quality.

News Headlines
#107900
2016-04-01

Why managing ocean acidification is crucial for South Africa

The southern tip of Africa is washed by two oceans: the Indian and Atlantic oceans. This should allow South Africa to benefit economically from various activities through developing the ocean economy. Fisheries, tourism and maritime activities are some of the sectors that can underpin the economy.

News Headlines
#107880
2016-03-31

India supports UN instrument on conservation of biodiversity

India has supported the process to develop an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and stressed that the rights of nations, including freedom of the high seas, are important and should not be restricted.

News Headlines
#107883
2016-03-31

See What Could Be the Atlantic's First Marine Monument

A coalition of scientists and environmental groups has asked the Obama administration to designate the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

News Headlines
#107885
2016-03-31

How Ocean Noise Pollution Wreaks Havoc on Marine Life

Bowing to public and fishing industry pressure, the Obama administration recently reversed an earlier decision to allow oil drilling off the U.S. East Coast.

News Headlines
#107815
2016-03-29

Desert mangroves are major source of carbon storage, study shows

Short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja California store up to five times more carbon below ground than their lush, tropical counterparts, researchers have found.

News Headlines
#107818
2016-03-29

UN Begins Negotiations on Treaty to Protect Marine Resources

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2016 (IPS) - The United Nations has begun negotiations for a new legally binding treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological resources in the world’s oceans – nearly 64 percent of which lie beyond national jurisdiction.

News Headlines
#107825
2016-03-29

New Research Offers Much-Needed Hope For Our Oceans

Earth’s fisheries are in bad shape — populations of some stocks, including tuna and mackerel, declined 74 percent between 1970 and 2010. A new study, however, offers a glimmer of hope of what we could expect in the not-so-distant future if global action is taken.

News Headlines
#107827
2016-03-29

Beach replenishment may have long-term ecological consequences

SAN DIEGO, March 29 (UPI) -- A beach isn't really a beach without sand. Unfortunately, over time, beaches lose their sand to the wind and waves.

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