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#111983
2017-02-17

Forest Update: Resources, Projects Showcase Progress in REDD+ Initiatives, SFM

February 2017: Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) has been a central focus of forest-related publications and resources, and stakeho ...

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#111984
2017-02-17

Scientists study stick insects to better understand speciation

"While color variations in organisms, such as stick insects, can be striking and inform us of phases of evolution, they're one small aspect of a multi-faceted speciation process," said evolutionary biologist Zach Gompert.

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#111949
2017-02-16

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

15 February 2017 – The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard today at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June's Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard

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#111930
2017-02-15

New shark of the Caribbean

Marine wildlife researchers have found a new species of shark in the waters off the coast of the central American state of Belize. The WWF says the revelation serves as a conservation message.

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#111936
2017-02-15

Scientist Calls on UN to Seize Opportunity to Save the Oceans

United Nations, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Marine scientist Lisa Speer urged today the international community to take advantage of the opportunity to save the oceans from irrational use and guarantee future generations the enjoyment of their valuable resources.

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#111937
2017-02-15

Scientists estimate global loss of oxygen in Earth's oceans

Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The scientific logic of ocean de-oxygenation is well established, but few studies have attempted to quantify the global loss of oxygen in Earth's oceans.

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#111918
2017-02-14

Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean

Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean, a new study shows.

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#111903
2017-02-13

Africa: Climate Change is a Threat to Nile-Sharing Countries

Celebrating Nile Day. The Rive Nile stretches an estimated 4,132 miles from its source to its mouth north in Egypt, which makes it the world’s second longest river after Amazon. It is shared by more than five states which 17 years ago conceived an idea of a body, Nile Basin Initiative [NBI], thr ...

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#111906
2017-02-13

Investors learning to pay heed to community land rights

Companies operating in Africa would do well to avoid conflicts over land with local populations, according to new research by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a Washington, D.C.-based NGO that works on land rights issues around the world. Scuffles with and among local communities carry ...

Meeting
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Meeting Document
#111896
2017-02-10

UNEP/CBD/SOI/WS/2016/4/2

Report of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative National Capacity Development Workshop for Timor-Leste

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#111886
2017-02-10

Harvesting sharks could be key to saving them

Sustainable fishing of some species for products including fins is feasible, and can avoid cruel practices, study finds.

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#111882
2017-02-09

Data on blue whales off California helps protect their distant relatives

A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to the other side of the world, revealing those areas of the Northern Indian Ocean where whales are likely to be encountered.

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#111863
2017-02-08

New species discovered in Antarctica

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered a new species of polychaete, a type of marine annelid worm, 9-meters deep underwater near Japan's Syowa Station in Antarctica, providing a good opportunity to study how animals adapt to extreme environments.

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#111864
2017-02-08

Conserving Harare's wetlands for sustainable use

Harare is the main city in Zimbabwe, situated in the Upper Manyame Catchment Basin that drains into Lakes Chivero and Manyame; which are important water sources for the City.

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#111869
2017-02-08

A World of Blue: The United Nations and the Ocean

The ocean covers about 70% of the earth’s surface, the land mass divided into multiple social units that contain burgeoning population, extraction and use of myriad natural resources, and serve as an ever-shifting arrangement of community, cooperation and conflict.

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#111845
2017-02-07

New species of dwarf lemur discovered in Madagascar

In the forests of northern Madagascar, scientists have discovered a new species of dwarf lemur.

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#111853
2017-02-07

Oceans for fish, not plastic

Millions of Indonesians depend on oceans to feed their families. Fishermen, ferryboat drivers, tour guides and freight workers. When the ocean suffers, so do lives.

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#111856
2017-02-07

New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.

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#111832
2017-02-06

Norway wants tourists to slow down and travel more sustainably

Cruise ships and Disney's 'Frozen' have led to crowds of unprecedented size, about which Norwegians are not entirely happy.

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#111818
2017-02-03

Scientists report possible new hammerhead shark species

Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers in Belize believe they've discovered a new species of hammerhead shark.

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#111826
2017-02-03

Ocean Preserves Keep Fishing Boats Away from Grey Reef Sharks

Scientists tracked hundreds of reef sharks to find that massive marine refuges can work—with one caveat

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#111791
2017-02-01

Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development

31 January 2017 – Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a United Nations-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects.

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#111786
2017-01-31

Scientists unravel the process of meltwater in ocean depths

An international team of researchers has discovered why fresh water, melted from Antarctic ice sheets, is often detected below the surface of the ocean, rather than rising to the top above denser seawater.

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#111778
2017-01-30

Large Scale Marine Protection Introduced by Obama Under the Antiquities Act. What will President Trump do?

President Obama used his executive powers to protect 550 million acres of land and ocean during his tenure. Applying the Antiquities Act, President Obama more than doubled the existing marine protection in National Marine Monuments in his last year in office.

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#111779
2017-01-30

Mako shark makes 13,000-mile trek across Atlantic Ocean

Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A mako shark has set a new record, having traveled the equivalent of halfway around Earth. According to the tracking data, the tagged male shark named Hell's Bay has logged 13,000 miles in the Atlantic Ocean.

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#111758
2017-01-27

Candy-striped hermit crab discovered in Caribbean

An underwater photographer has stumbled upon a new species of hermit crab with legs and pincers striped like candy canes.

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#111759
2017-01-27

Marine protected areas for sharks and rays: are they working?

The idea of specific areas of ocean set aside as “protected” zone, officially Marine Protected Areas (MPA) was to protect marine biodiversity in a safe area.

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#111763
2017-01-27

Sustainable and responsible tourism driving development in Africa

ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE - The United Nations has declared 2017 as "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development", with the official launch by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on January 18 in Madrid.

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#111765
2017-01-27

Fish and snails travelling hundreds of miles north as oceans heat up

Species are on the move across the world as rising temperatures allow some to extend there range, while others are forced to flee

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#111753
2017-01-26

Sustainable agriculture, better-managed water supplies, vital to tackling water-food nexus – UN

25 January 2017 – Highlighting the challenges associated with the inextricable links between water and food – the so-called ‘water-food nexus’ – for food security, as well as for sustainable development, the United Nations agricultural agency today outlined steps that can be taken to improve wat ...

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#111733
2017-01-25

The forests of Central Africa: A source of wealth to be rediscovered

Cameroon - Although Cameroon has benefitted from sustainable forest management in the past 20 years and has a relatively well-preserved forest cover today, its forests are under increased pressure due to expanding agro-industrial exploitation, shifting cultivation, infrastructure construction an ...

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#111735
2017-01-25

Southern African Women Fight Climate Change Through Smart Farming

Facing incessant droughts due to climate change, many women in southern Africa are adopting alternate practices like goat herding to sustain their families.

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#111738
2017-01-25

Climate change and sustainable development: only one agenda

With 2016 devoted largely to the getting the Paris Agreement ratified and entering into force, attention is now turning to its implementation, alongside the 17 SDGs.

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#111706
2017-01-23

From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna

Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species.

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#111693
2017-01-20

Here’s One Way To Keep Oceans From Having More Plastics Than Fish

Each year, 8 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean. At this rate, by 2050, we’ll have more plastic than fish in our big blue seas.

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#111694
2017-01-20

Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns

Evidence that continental ice sheets are sensitive to slight increases in ocean temperature suggests ocean levels will continue to rise for centuries

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#111669
2017-01-19

Massive sea lion, fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America – it started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay – changed its nutrition guidelines of these pinnipeds as well as the structure of the coastal trophic networ ...

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#111671
2017-01-19

Thriving kelp forests impress

Cows and sheep eating seaweed cured of methane emissions contributing to greenhouse gases, snapper galore around floating islands of kelp submerged in deep water offshore which restore fish populations in empty oceans to feed an expanding world population far into the future.

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#111655
2017-01-18

New species of poison frog discovered in Amazonian slopes of Andes in southeastern Peru

Scientists have discovered a new species of poison frog on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in southeastern Peru.

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#111663
2017-01-18

Crawling in crustaceans: Scientists study link between warmer ocean, booming lobster population

Federal scientists are exploring connections between a warming Atlantic ocean and record lobster landings off southwestern Nova Scotia and in the Bay of Fundy.

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#111640
2017-01-17

Big businesses vow to tackle plastics problem

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, major corporations have signed on to an initiative to better reuse and recycle plastic packaging - to reap economic benefits, and in hopes of stemming an environmental crisis.

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#111642
2017-01-17

We Should Be Preserving The Oceans Like They Were National Parks

Near the beginning of the upcoming National Geographic documentary, Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures, the famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle sits down for a conversation with Dave Palmer, a commercial fisherman.

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#111649
2017-01-17

New moth species named for Donald Trump's hair

Researchers hope their topical name will bring attention to the fact new species can still be found in the United States.

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#111617
2017-01-12

CIFOR and UNEP team up to work on sustainable landscapes

11 January 2017 – Landscape and forest restoration will be a key area of focus in 2017 under a new partnership between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Meeting Document
#111607
2017-01-11

Document

Sustainable Ocean Initiative brochure

Meeting Document
#111603
2017-01-11

Document

Training manual on the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) in the open- ocean waters and deep-sea habitats

Meeting Document
#111600
2017-01-11

Document

A Strategic Advocacy Role in SEA for Sustainability

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