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Meeting
#1229

Freshwater Forum

18 February 2003, Winnipeg, Canada

News Headlines
#120329
2019-03-13

Freshwater fishes and other threatened but overlooked biodiversity must be new flagships for conservation (commentary)

“Why on earth would anyone give up working on tigers to focus on freshwater fish?” is the question I am asked most frequently since becoming the Executive Director of Shoal, a new initiative for freshwater biodiversity.

News Headlines
#121154
2019-05-22

From sharks in seagrass to manatees in mangroves, we’ve found large marine species in some surprising places

When we think of mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and saltmarshes, we don’t immediately think of shark habitats.

News Headlines
#120112
2019-02-26

From spiny lobsters to neon squid and sea butterflies: Nocturnal images show multi-coloured creatures that make up 'biological soup' in pitch-black depths of the Pacific Ocean

The world's oceans remain something of a mystery. And, to prove it, one photographer has revealed some of the multi-colour creatures that make up 'biological soup' in pitch-black depths of the Pacific waters near Hawaii.

News Headlines
#125945
2020-12-01

Front row seats for birth of new corals livestreamed from Reef

The ground-breaking work of the Southern Cross University marine scientist who first discovered the dazzling coral sex phenomenon will be shared with Australian audiences on ABC TV’s Reef Live this weekend.

News Headlines
#127872
2021-04-01

Full circle: How corals survive on the waste of their predators

Correa says coral-eating predators are typically thought of as biting and weakening reef structures, generating hiding spaces for other organisms and, ultimately, beach sand. In contrast, grazing fish that crop down bushy algae get the limelight for helping reefs maintain healthy coral cover.

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
#127063
2021-02-15

Future of a diverse and productive marine life lies in our hands

Ireland must increase the number of its protected areas to safeguard habitats, species, and ecosystems on our coasts and waterways

News Headlines
#132842
2022-02-01

Future of coral reefs in the time of climate change

Coral reefs are one of the world's most biologically diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide abundant ecological goods and services and are central to the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of coastal and island communities — throughout tropical and subtropical ocean countries — by contr ...

Meeting
#3065
Side Event
#2211
COP 10
2010-10-28

GLOBE International: Legislative actions to restore marine biodiversity and ecosystem services

The Global Legislators Organisation, GLOBE International, is a unique network of legislators committed to addressing global environmental challenges. GLOBE parliamentarians work closely with leading scientists, economists and policy specialists to develop progressive and coordinated environmenta ...

Side Event
#2464
SBSTTA 16
2012-05-01

Genetically Engineered Fish and Biodiversity: Risk Assessment Considerations

Eggs from genetically modified Atlantic salmon have already been transported from Canada to Panama for the purposes of research and development. These same GM salmon eggs could soon be approved for commercial production in Canada and shipped for grow-out in Panama. How far should national govern ...

News Headlines
#132145
2021-12-13

Geoengineering — First It Was About Messing With The Atmosphere. Now It’s About Hacking The Ocean.

A new report urges research into geoengineering the oceans, not because it’s a good idea but because it may save us from our own mistakes.

National Report
#57058

Germany
2009-02-20

Germany

Voluntary Report on Implementation of the Programme of Work on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity

News Headlines
#132666
2022-01-20

Giant pristine coral reef discovered off Tahiti

Marine explorers have discovered a "pristine" 3km (2-mile) coral reef at depths of 30m (100ft) off the coast of Tahiti, French Polynesia. It is one of the largest discovered at that depth, says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which led the mission.

News Headlines
#134385
2022-05-11

Giant stingray catch puts spotlight on Mekong biodiversity

A team of marine biologists have welcomed the discovery of an endangered giant freshwater stingray during a recent expedition to a remote stretch of the Mekong River in Cambodia, though they warned the biodiversity of the area was under threat.

News Headlines
#130079
2021-08-19

Gigantic 400-Year-Old Coral Is The Widest Ever Seen in The Great Barrier Reef

Towering beneath sparkling waters off the coast of Australia's Palm Islands is an ancient coral community that predates the European settlement of its neighboring continent.

Meeting
#3061

Global Conference on Small-Scale Fisheries (UNEP DTIE)

13 - 17 October 2008, Bangkok, Thailand

Meeting
#3057

Global Conference on Small-scale fisheries (FAO)

13 - 17 October 2008, Bangkok, Thailand

News Headlines
#135074
2022-06-28

Global Experts and Practitioners Unite to Improve Ocean Health by Tackling Systemic Challenges in Marine Management

Global experts from the United Nations Environment Programme, The Nature Conservancy, governments, research agencies, and the private sector are coming together to share best practices in improving marine management based on lessons learned around the world.

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.

Recommendation
SBSTTA 10
#10683

Recommendation X/4

Global outcome-oriented targets for the implementation of the programmes of work on the biological diversity of inland water ecosystems and marine and coastal biodiversity

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 ...

News Headlines
#133738
2022-03-07

Goa: Novel fishing exercise reveals rich fish biodiversity of Chicalim bay

In an interesting exercise to showcase the fish biodiversity in Chicalim bay,participants caught and counted 47 fish species and 16 shrimp species.

News Headlines
#131253
2021-10-28

Goa’s pilot seaweed farm explores viability of this climate-smart algae

Most of the sandy beaches and bays of Goa, India’s smallest state, are dominated by tourism and fishing. Yet in the low tide pools along the a 100 km long coastline, slimy algae, known as seaweed, have been quietly flourishing. In recent years, seaweed has gained global renown as a wonder plant ...

News Headlines
#123070
2019-11-20

Government conflict of interest a threat to fish biodiversity: scientists

Canada has made disappointingly little progress in preserving the variety of life in its oceans largely because of a contradiction in the federal department that’s supposed to protect it, says a group of senior scientists.

News Headlines
#123233
2019-12-03

Grassroots divers known as ‘gardeners’ are trying to save coral reefs

A small group of volunteers are mounting their own attempt to reverse the effects of climate change. They call themselves ‘coral gardeners’ and are trying to reverse the effects of global warming on Jamaica’s coral reefs.

News Headlines
#124330
2020-02-24

Great Barrier Reef Shows Early Signs Of Another Major Bleaching Event

Parts of the Great Barrier Reef are showing signs of heat stress, raising the risk of another major coral bleaching event, scientists from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority have announced. Eastern Australia has experienced a long period of warmer than usual ocean currents, which has i ...

News Headlines
#123042
2019-11-18

Great Barrier Reef annual mass coral spawning begins

A mass coral spawning has begun on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, with early indications the annual event could be among the biggest in recent years, local marine biologists said Sunday.

News Headlines
#119992
2019-02-18

Great Barrier Reef coral at risk of bleaching from Queensland flood waters

Freshwater bleaching of corals could occur this year as a result of flood waters from Queensland’s overflowing rivers pouring into the Great Barrier Reef, the marine park authority has warned.

News Headlines
#124270
2020-02-20

Great Barrier Reef on brink of third major coral bleaching in five years, scientists warn

The Great Barrier Reef could be heading for a third major coral bleaching outbreak in the space of five years if high ocean temperatures in the region do not drop in the next two weeks, scientists and conservationists have warned.

News Headlines
#133479
2022-02-24

Great Barrier Reef project salvages 70,000 coral fragments

There’s fresh hope for the future of the Great Barrier Reef as scientists and tourism operators are working together to grow new coral and repair the damage from mass bleaching.

News Headlines
#124904
2020-03-26

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in 5 years

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) on Thursday confirmed "widespread coral bleaching" is occurring on the reef. Aerial surveys showed that "some southern areas of the Reef that had little or no bleaching in 2016 and 2017 have now experienced moderate or severe bleachin ...

News Headlines
#120634
2019-04-04

Great Barrier Reef: Mass decline in 'coral babies', scientists say

The number of new corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has plunged by 89% since unprecedented bleaching events in 2016 and 2017, scientists say. The events, which damaged two-thirds of the world's largest reef system, are now being blamed for triggering a collapse in coral re-growth last year.

News Headlines
#130029
2021-08-18

Great Barrier Reef: accept ‘in danger’ status, there’s more to gain than lose

No one denies the cascade of climate-induced coral bleaching that devastated huge portions of the Great Barrier Reef in 2016, nor the subsequent bleaching. No one questions the Queensland government’s 2019 report (see go.nature.com/3ckg) that the reef’s condition near the shore is poor.

News Headlines
#133106
2022-02-11

Great Barrier Reef: cooler weather reduces threat of mass bleaching outbreak this summer

The risk of widespread coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef has subsided after cloud and rain over the past 10 days caused “substantial cooling” of heat-stressed corals, according to the government’s reef management authority.

News Headlines
#128662
2021-05-17

Great Whites Found… Where?!

For how infamous the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is, it can be a bit alarming to know that there are still large gaps in the knowledge scientists have of them. Gracing our cinematic screens for decades now, the gray-and-white toothed predator is known to make long‐distance migrati ...

Side Event
#2696
COP 11
2012-10-08

Green Economy, Oceans and SIDS

This event will discuss how the Green Economy approach for sustainable development can address some key biodiversity issues and also work towards biodiversity targets.

News Headlines
#125303
2020-04-28

Groundwater Is the “Hidden Connection” Between Land and Sea

If you are looking for a waterway between land and sea, you can start by looking beneath your feet. “People think of rivers, which is a natural thing to come to mind,” said Nils Moosdorf, a professor of hydrogeology at Kiel University in Germany. “But groundwater has an invisible connection that ...

News Headlines
#126107
2020-12-09

Guiding new and innovative ways to boost Great Barrier Reef health

Stabilising reef surfaces, remediating reefs after a ship grounding, and other science-based actions that help corals grow are among the suite of innovative actions that can improve the Great Barrier Reef’s health and resilience.

National Report
#57062

Guinea
2009-02-20

Guinea

Voluntary Report on Implementation of the Programme of Work on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity

News Headlines
#121827
2019-08-07

Gulf of Mexico's dead zone expected to grow

EVANSVILLE, Ind., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Scientists expect the size of the Gulf of Mexico's massive dead zone to grow in coming years, as changing global weather patterns pound the Midwest with heavier rains and more severe flooding.

News Headlines
#127482
2021-03-03

Half a trillion corals in Pacific Ocean: World-first coral count highlights extinction risks

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE at JCU) have assessed how many corals there are in the Pacific Ocean.

News Headlines
#126729
2021-01-27

Healthy oceans matter

Sustainably managing the world's sea areas will help preserve marine ecosystems and fight climate change and biodiversity loss. The whole world has been overwhelmed by the urgent challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. But while this crisis is preoccupying the world, there are graver long-t ...

News Headlines
#120251
2019-03-07

Heatwaves are destroying ocean ecosystems like wildfires

The first study to look systemically at marine heat waves — periods when ocean temperatures spike for five days or more —found that they are happening more often, and are having a devastating impact on marine life, The Guardian reported.

News Headlines
#119641
2019-01-28

Helping our ocean’s gentle, shy and harmless giant

Did you know that turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups in the world? Did you also know marine turtles actually swam with the dinosaurs millions of years ago?

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