This event will review and consolidate on the experiences, tools and guidance on addressing the impacts of marine debris on marine and coastal biodiversity, and provide inputs to the forthcoming CBD Expert Workshop on this issue in December 2014.
The power of the planet’s most effective carbon sinks - wetlands - can and must be better harnessed in national and global efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, says the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands as it marks World Wetlands Day tomorrow.
The Government of Gabon has passed landmark measures to manage and protect the country’s sharks and rays: over the past decade, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has worked with the Gabon government to identify 69 species in the country’s waters, highlighting the diversity that these measures ...
SUNGAI NIBUNG, Indonesia — The phone signal comes and goes and the electricity grid has yet to reach this patch of jungle on the west coast of Borneo.
Sierra Leone — As dawn breaks, the fishing wharf at Tamba Kula in Freetown buzzes with the movement of early-morning commerce. Fishers just back from days spent far out at sea unload their catch from wooden boats, hauling snapper, barracuda and other fish out of icy compartments into cartons car ...
One hot 2019 afternoon in Lakshadweep, as marine mammal scientist Divya Panicker sat engrossed in listening to recordings retrieved from underwater sound recorders, she came across low blue-whale moans amid the cacophony of a rooster crow.
WWF-Pakistan on Thursday appealed to the government to declare Churna Island a Marine Protected Area (MPA) after coral bleaching was reported in some areas of the island.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus the relationship people around the world have with the ocean. As lockdowns eased, people flocked to the seashore and the beaches as the oceans’ appeal to the inner stirrings of both body and soul became more pronounced.
From the ship’s deck, there nothing to see but deep blue water, not the remotest sign of a marine paradise that lies just a few metres below the waves.
In-depth review of the implementation of the programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity
The great white shark is often viewed as the most hardcore thing in the ocean. The top of the food chain. The silent slayer in the dark. But evidence is increasingly emerging that even the great white isn't safe. In fact, these fish too are prey.
A researcher studying whales and dolphins was treated to an extremely rare sight in January: a baby humpback whale swimming with its mum, less than 20 minutes after being born.
Research finds marine predators are significantly smaller and much rarer in areas closer to people
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/JG/55050 (2006-069)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, research organizations
Parties, other Governments and research organizations are invited to provide information on past and present research activities that encompass the deep sea and open ocean environments, including research cruises that explore the deep seabed, for posting on the CBD website. Preliminary informati ...English Spanish French
15 - 18 September 2003, St. Michielsgestel, Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
Reference: SCBD/SSSF/JL/SK/JA/JG/90395 (2022-039)
To: CBD National Focal Points; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Focal Points; SBSTTA Focal Points; indigenous peoples and local communities; and relevant organizations
North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region said three major lakes in the region have seen improved ecological environment and increased biodiversity in recent years.
Gorgonians are an order of soft corals that belong to the large group of Cnidaria, which also includes hard corals, sea anemones, jellyfish and many other species. Gorgonians colonize the seabed all over the world, from shallow coastal areas to deep sea canyons, temperate and tropical areas to p ...
17 - 21 September 2003, Pantanal, Brazil
2 - 4 May 2006, Sabah, Malaysia
6 - 9 December 2004, Tokyo, Japan
6 - 8 October 2004, Zaragoza, Spain
16 - 18 July 2003, Geneva, Switzerland
16 - 17 September 2009, Stockholm, Sweden
22 - 23 October 2006, Cozumel, Mexico
31 October - 2 November 2005, Palau
14 - 19 August 2014, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
23 - 28 October 2005, Geelong, Australia
29 - 30 May 2003, Polesie, Belarus
6 - 8 February 2012, Agadir, Morocco
27 September - 8 October 2004, Wagenigen, Netherlands (Kingdom of the)
19 - 22 July 2004, Sorrento, Italy
21 - 23 September 2003, Porquerolles, France
The world's giant kelp forests—vital marine wildernesses as important to Earth's ecology as rainforests and coral reefs—are being mapped by a team of international scientists.
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JM/AW/71840 (2010-101)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points and International Organizations
The secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in consultation with the secretariats of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will convene the Rio Conventions’ Ecosystems and Clima ...English
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/76992 (2011-134)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points; Other Governments; IOC/UNESCO, FAO, UNFCCC Secretariat, UNEP-WCMC, ICRI, Ramsar Convention, Antarctic Treaty, the Arctic Council, and Other Relevant Organizations and Scientific Group
Invitation to CBD Expert Meeting to Develop a Series of Joint Expert Review Processes to Monitor and Assess the Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, 19 - 20 October 2011, Montreal, Canada.English Spanish French
A newborn calf spotted among a population of critically endangered killer whales will survive into maturity, scientists say. Researchers are hoping that the juvenile whale is a female, as this will give the group the best chance of producing more offspring.
In the future, climate change and diminishing nutrient loads may reduce the amount of animals living on the seafloor in the Baltic Sea. This benthic fauna has so far been increasing in shallow waters during past eutrophication, and this has more than compensated for the hypoxia-driven loss of fa ...
For 50 years an Israeli oil company kept bathers and scuba divers away from a prime strip of beach in the Red Sea resort of Eilat. But it couldn’t stop the sea life.
At Australia’s westernmost point lies the Coral Coast, a land of strange extremities. Marine megafauna is more accessible than ever before. Tourists swim with humpbacks and manta rays and whale sharks. They hand-feed playful dolphins that obligingly stick out scarred and blemished dorsal fins sc ...
From a young age, marine ecologist Cody Clements knew he wanted to dedicate his life to studying coral reefs. But he never imagined his graduate career would require so many soda bottles.
In an exciting scientific discovery, researchers in the Italian Adriatic coast have found the country’s very first coral reef and one which they believe may be unique to the entirety of Europe.
Voluntary Report on Implementation of the Programme of Work on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity
Japan resumed commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years, and a fleet of vessels began catching its first whales on Monday.
More than 5,000 people were stung by bluebottles on Queensland’s Gold and Sunshine coasts over the weekend as weather drove a wall of jellyfish onto the shore.