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#113396
2017-06-20

Indigenous Australians fight coal and climate change

First Australians who have sustained their land for millennia have become the last line of defense in the fight against one of the world's largest coal mines. If it goes ahead, it could damage the Great Barrier Reef.

Notification
#2630
2017-06-20
Action by
2017-07-31

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Submission of information regarding the conservation and sustainable use of pollinators

Reference: SCBD/SPS/DC/SBG/MK/86418 (2017-055)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and relevant organizations

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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
#113362
2017-06-19

The future of Canada’s forest industry hinges on innovation

Not everyone thinks of innovation when they think of Canada’s forest products companies. But the federal government has fully recognized that the future of the forestry industry and its 230,000 workers depends on the success of its continuing commitment to innovation and sustainable development ...

News Headlines
#113365
2017-06-19

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

During the 2016 fishing season, 71 whales were entangled off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and California, the highest number ever recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Lines and traps meant for crabs or fish can be deadly to whales that become ensnared in th ...

News Headlines
#113367
2017-06-19

Climate Change and the Arts

I have worked in arts and culture for 15 years wearing a range of hats from producing projects to developing audiences in different countries. More recently, reading for an MSc in Gender and International Relations and working with organisations focused on social justice, activism, human securit ...

News Headlines
#113370
2017-06-19

Paul Simon Tour Reaches Halfway Point in Support of Half-Earth

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon has reached the midpoint in his month-long tour to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the planet's biodiversity. Last month, Simon plugged the tour on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Simon is inspiring audiences across the U.S. with ne ...

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
#113344
2017-06-16

Lightning more powerful over ocean than land: study

People who live and work along coastlines may be more likely to experience a super-charged lightning strike, researchers including one of Indian origin have found.

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.

Meeting Document
#113331
2017-06-15

Document

UNEP_2017_Regional Oceans Governance

Meeting Document
#113332
2017-06-15

Document

UNEP_2016_Regional Oceans Governance

Meeting Document
#113328
2017-06-15

Document

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Meeting Document
#113330
2017-06-15

Document

Our Ocean Our Future_Call for Action

News Headlines
#113318
2017-06-15

High temperatures, not ocean acidification, is threatening the growth of coral

The Achilles' heel of coral growth is high temperatures, not ocean acidification, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The research will be presented tomorrow in Canberra at the Coral Reef Futures Symposium.

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
#113284
2017-06-14

Mexico's Native Crops Hold Key to Food Security, Ecologist Says

Mexico's ancient civilizations cultivated crops such as maize, tomatoes and chilies for thousands of years before the Spanish conquerors arrived — and now those native plants could hold the key to sustainable food production as climate change bites, said a leading ecologist.

News Headlines
#113297
2017-06-14

FAO and the Italy's Carabinieri join forces for the protection of the environment, forests, biodiversity

Italy's Carabinieri police force and FAO have agreed to strengthen cooperation in protecting the environment and biodiversity, the sustainable management of wildlife resources and the safeguarding of forests, including combating illegal logging.

News Headlines
#113263
2017-06-13

NEW OCEAN RESERVE, LARGEST IN AFRICA, PROTECTS WHALES AND TURTLES

The central African nation of Gabon announced Monday the creation of Africa’s largest network of marine protected areas, home to a diverse array of threatened marine life, including the largest breeding populations of leatherback and olive ridley sea turtles and 20 species of dolphins and whales.

News Headlines
#113264
2017-06-13

Ocean plastics from Haiti’s beaches turned into laptop packaging

What if pieces of plastic strewn across the world’s beaches ended up in brand new computer boxes, not floating in the middle of the ocean or lodged inside seabirds?That’s what computer company Dell has set out to do, testing a supply chain that sees litter picked up from Haiti’s beaches and work ...

News Headlines
#113273
2017-06-13

Means of preventing wildebeest migration established

According to new research, scientists found that a number of invasive alien plant species initially introduced as ornamental plants at tourism facilities are now spreading rapidly throughout the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, posing a major threat to wildlife, including the annual wildebeest and zebr ...

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
#113228
2017-06-09

Turning Tides

Covering more than 70% of our earth’s surface and home to 700 thousand to two million species, the ocean is the lifeblood of our planet. Besides bringing a sense of serenity through the gentle - albeit sometimes roaring - rhythm of its waves, the deep blue employs millions of workers, feeds bill ...

News Headlines
#113230
2017-06-09

World Oceans Day: Canada announces a new marine protected area

In a well-timed announcement today on World Oceans Day, the federal government announced it was declaring another ocean area as a Marine Protected Area (MPA).A year ago the Canadian government announced its intention to increase marine and coastal protected areas by 5 per cent by 2017, and ten p ...

News Headlines
#113231
2017-06-09

Can marine reserves help counteract climate change?

Even if all the world’s nations fully cooperated to reduce carbon emissions and limit climate change, elevated carbon dioxide levels will continue to harm our oceans in the coming decades. A new paper makes the case that marine protected areas (MPAs) are a cost-effective way to mitigate the wors ...

News Headlines
#113236
2017-06-09

Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study

Plastic that is dumped in rivers and then ends up in the world's oceans is one of the major sources of marine pollution, a new study said this week, with Asian waterways the main culprits.

News Headlines
#113237
2017-06-09

Nine of world's biggest fishing firms sign up to protect oceans

Nine of the world’s biggest fishing companies have signed up to protect the world’s oceans, pledging to help stamp out illegal activities, including the use of slave labour, and prevent overfishing.

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
#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
#113220
2017-06-08

Take action to preserve biodiversity, urges UN convention

“Biodiversity conservation is a pre-condition for achieving sustainable development,” says Cristiana Pasca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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
#113222
2017-06-08

Myanmar designates first marine areas protected by local fishing communities

Myanmar Department of Fisheries celebrates World Oceans Day by designating Myanmar's first Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs).

Meeting
#5625

World Oceans Day 2017: "Our Oceans Our Future"

8 June 2017, New York, United States of America

News Headlines
#113191
2017-06-07

Underwater noise pollution subject of World Oceans Day screening

Whales, dolphins, and fish are suffering from human noise pollution - and the effects are getting worse. Underwater noise pollution from things like shipping, seismic surveys and naval sonar is have an increasingly detrimental effect on marine wildlife, according to Dr. Lindy Weilgart, an expert ...

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
#113194
2017-06-07

Protected areas in ocean key tool against climate change

Having more areas of the ocean that are protected from fishing, mining and tourism can be an important tool in the fight against climate change, international researchers said Monday.

News Headlines
#113195
2017-06-07

SA to expand marine protected areas by 24 new sites

South Africa will expand its marine protected areas by 24 new sites while expanding its scientific research as part of the Indian Ocean Rim Expedition. That was among the commitments delivered to the United Nations Oceans Conference underway in New York by Environment Minister Edna Molewa.

News Headlines
#113196
2017-06-07

Gabon pledges ‘massive’ protected network for oceans

Whales, dolphins, sea turtles and fish living off the coast of Gabon now enjoy similar protections to those designed to safeguard the Central African nation’s gorillas, elephants and other land-dwelling megafauna.On June 5 at the UN Ocean Conference in New York City, the country’s president, Ali ...

News Headlines
#113197
2017-06-07

Is the tide turning for oceans?

Establishing marine protected areas could be a key means of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and curbing climate impacts

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.

News Headlines
#113200
2017-06-07

Ocean Currents Push Mainland Pollution to Remote Islands

Marine protected areas, set up to conserve marine ecosystems and species, accumulate pollutants swept in from mainland shores by ocean currents.

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