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#110429
2016-10-14

Tackling plastic waste in oceans with 'wooden message in a bottle'

Scientists investigating plastic waste in seas are throwing 100,000 wooden blocks into German waters - and asking members of the public to get involved. The goal: to track down and tackle sources of plastic waste.

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#110420
2016-10-13

A new scientific name for Brazil's national tree

Scientists have long wondered about the correct taxonomic classification of Pau-brasil, the national tree of Brazil. A new study using DNA sequences to analyze the evolutionary relationships of Pau-brasil and some 200 closely-related plants from right across the tropics (together known as the Ca ...

Notification
#2548
2016-10-13
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2016-11-30

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for the Wider Caribbean and Central America 20 - 24 February 2017 – San José, Costa Rica

Reference: SCBD/SPS/CG/SG/JL/JA/JMQ/85924 (2016-122)
To: CBD National Focal Points in Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panamá, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, indigenous peoples and local communities, the Caribbean Environment Programme, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, the North East Pacific Regional Seas Programme, the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission, and other relevant global or regional organizations/initiatives

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News Headlines
#110406
2016-10-12

We need to learn a lot more about what’s stressing whales, study emphasizes

Human-produced noise in the ocean is likely harming marine mammals in numerous unknown ways, according to a comprehensive new report from the National Academies of Sciences,

News Headlines
#110409
2016-10-12

UNC researcher develops test scenarios for sustaining ecotourism in the Galapagos

If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands—a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland—continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and unique landscapes that help attract visitors face serious risks.

Meeting Document
#110392
2016-10-11

Document

Sustainable Ocean Initiative brochure

Meeting Document
#110388
2016-10-11

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
#110385
2016-10-11

Document

A Strategic Advocacy Role in SEA for Sustainability

News Headlines
#110361
2016-10-11

Sustainable development goals

There are 9.8 million stunted children in Pakistan, and the country is ranked third in the world with the greatest number of children with stunted growth. According to an estimate, 45 percent of the children in the country are stunted

News Headlines
#110363
2016-10-11

Lionfish invasion an ‘unprecedented threat’

The population of Cuji fish (Haemulon aurolineatum), native to the southeastern coast of the United States, has dropped almost by a half (45 per cent) since 1990 — a time that coincides with the start of an invasion by lionfish (Pterois antennata), which originate from the Indian Ocean and weste ...

News Headlines
#110342
2016-10-07

Great Pacific Garbage Patch aerial survey yields bad news

"The initial findings of the expeditions again underline the urgency to tackle the growing accumulation of plastic in the world’s oceans," said Ocean Cleanup CEO Boyan Slat.

News Headlines
#110351
2016-10-07

Sahel: UN and French conservation group partner on sustainable water bird management for food security

6 October 2016 – The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today announced a new partnership with the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), aiming at adopting sustainable water bird hunting management to protect wetland resources in Africa’s Sahel region which are cruc ...

News Headlines
#110327
2016-10-06

Lionfish invasion an ‘unprecedented threat’

The population of Cuji fish (Haemulon aurolineatum), native to the southeastern coast of the United States, has dropped almost by a half (45 per cent) since 1990 — a time that coincides with the start of an invasion by lionfish (Pterois antennata), which originate from the Indian Ocean and weste ...

News Headlines
#110272
2016-10-03

Deep-sea creatures are eating microplastics, new evidence confirms

"The main purpose of this research expedition was to collect microplastics from sediments in the deep ocean -- and we found lots of them," said researcher Michelle Taylor.

News Headlines
#110267
2016-09-30

Sea Turtles Can Save Themselves If We Clean Up Our Act

Sea turtles have been swimming in our oceans ever since the time of the dinosaurs, enduring meteor collisions, ice ages, and the shifting of the continents.

News Headlines
#110241
2016-09-29

New lizard species named after Indian scientist

A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon’s Aarey Colony and Thane’s Badlapur forested belts, 130 years after the last such gecko was discovered, and has been named after a Bengaluru-based scientist Varad Giri.

News Headlines
#110253
2016-09-29

'Marine snow' drifts buoy life on ocean floor

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- New maps charted using sonar sensors on Autosub6000 have revealed the importance of "marine snow" to the distribution of biomass on the ocean floor.

News Headlines
#110208
2016-09-27

Rising ocean temperatures threaten baby lobsters

If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support, according to newly published research.

News Headlines
#110210
2016-09-27

Invest in marine economy, African ministers say

[NAIROBI] Sub-Saharan Africa should invest in research and development to promote blue economy — which includes marine biotechnology, fisheries, aquaculture, transport and tourism — for sustainable development, say African ministers.

News Headlines
#110211
2016-09-27

Winners of 2016 UNESCO prize for sustainability education come from Cameroon, Japan and the United Kingdom

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has named the three laureates of the 2016 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): the Centre for Community Regeneration and Development (CCREAD-Cameroon) from Cameroon; the Okayama ESD Promotion Commission from Japan; and t ...

Meeting Document
#110173
2016-09-26

Document

Presentation: Agenda Item 12: Other means of implementation: Enhancement of capacity-building, technical and scientific cooperation and other initiatives to assist implementation

Meeting Document
#110159
2016-09-26

Document

First World Ocean Assessment

Meeting Document
#110153
2016-09-25

UNEP/CBD/SOI/OM/2016/1/DESA/UNGA/A/70A_RES_70_299

UN General Assembly Resolution 70/299: Follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level

Meeting Document
#110152
2016-09-25

UNEP/CBD/SOI/OM/2016/1/DESA/UNGA/A/70A_RES_70_226

UN General Assembly 70/226: United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Meeting Document
#110151
2016-09-25

UNEP/CBD/SOI/OM/2016/1/DESA/UNGA/A/70A/L64

UN General Assembly: Modalities for the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Meeting Document
#110149
2016-09-23

UNEP/CBD/BS/COP-MOP/8/6

Cooperation with Other Organizations, Conventions and Initiatives

News Headlines
#110113
2016-09-22

FEATURE: Two panda cubs, two little girls and the Sustainable Development Goals

20 September 2016 – What do two panda cubs and two Fijian girls have to do with the Sustainable Development Goals?

News Headlines
#110114
2016-09-22

Guyana emerging as a ‘green State,’ President tells UN Assembly

20 September 2016 – Underscoring the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the President of Guyana highlighted that his country will continue to pursue a ‘green’ economy and will be a reliable and cooperative partner in international ...

News Headlines
#110126
2016-09-22

Proposed marine protected areas concern Nova Scotia fishermen

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans wants to double the number of marine protected areas around Nova Scotia next year

News Headlines
#110101
2016-09-21

Microsensor-Fitted Locust Swarms? Sci-fi Meets Conservation

NEW DELHI, Sep 19 2016 (IPS) - Every November, India’s Gahirmatha beach in the Indian Ocean region develops a brownish-grey rash for 60 to 80 days. Half-a-million female Olive Ridley turtles emerge out of the waves to lay their eggs, over a hundred each. For the sheer numbers, this arrival is ha ...

News Headlines
#110102
2016-09-21

UK to crack down on illegal ivory sales

New initiative closes loophole allowing dealers to claim ivory from recently killed elephants is antique without providing proof of age

News Headlines
#110103
2016-09-21

'Red tape' locking small island states out of billions in climate funds

Commonwealth initiative aims to enable countries such as Vanuatu and Fiji to access $100bn pledged in Paris climate talks

News Headlines
#110110
2016-09-21

Philippine Bleeding-heart doves flutter at the brink, but NGOs respond

The 7,100 islands of the Philippine Republic, scattered across the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, teem with life.

News Headlines
#110112
2016-09-21

‘There is no time to waste’ Ban says, as Paris climate accord crosses first threshold for entry into force

21 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today that more than 55 countries have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April, officially crossing one of the two thresholds required to bring into force the landmark ...

Meeting Document
#110068
2016-09-19

Document

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

News Headlines
#110032
2016-09-16

$48 million fund to help expand marine protected areas

At the ongoing U.S. State Department’s Our Ocean 2016 Conference, in Washington, D.C., the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Waitt Foundation, the blue moon fund (bmf), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), together announced a commitment of $48 million to expand and improve marine p ...

News Headlines
#110040
2016-09-16

Africa leads in the pursuit of a sustainable ocean economy

African coastal countries and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) rely heavily on fishing and related employment, yet these livelihoods are all under threat due to declining fish stocks.

News Headlines
#109998
2016-09-15

UK to ban fishing from a million square kilometres of ocean

Government creates marine protected areas around four islands in the Pacific and Atlantic, with commercial fishing banned in some areas

News Headlines
#110009
2016-09-15

Saving Our Ocean

The Ocean in South America and worldwide is in danger.

News Headlines
#110010
2016-09-15

Humanity driving 'unprecedented' marine extinction

Report comparing past mass extinction events warns that hunting and killing of ocean’s largest species will disrupt ecosystems for millions of years

News Headlines
#109975
2016-09-14

UN report calls for synergies between universal 2030 Agenda and goals for least developed countries

13 September 2016 – The world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs) have experienced some positive developments, yet challenges remain with new risks and uncertainties threatening development gains, according to a new United Nations report released today.

News Headlines
#109951
2016-09-13

Initiative to restore one million corals launches in the Caribbean and Florida Keys

Research organizations are working on a coral conservation initiative that will enable coral restoration at unprecedented scales throughout the Caribbean and the Florida Keys.

News Headlines
#109952
2016-09-13

New crab species discovered in Chinese fish market

At an ornamental fish market in northern Guangdong, a team of Chinese researchers have discovered a new species of freshwater crab, which may also be an entirely new genus.

News Headlines
#109953
2016-09-13

Making African Palm Oil Production Sustainable

HONOLULU, Hawaii, USA , Sep 12 2016 (IPS) - “In San Lorenzo they cut down the jungle to plant African oil palms. The only reason they didn’t expand more was that indigenous people managed to curb the spread,” Ecuadorean activist Santiago Levy said during the World Conservation Congress.

News Headlines
#109963
2016-09-13

Conservationists Dig In on Pandas, Oceans and Elephant Ivory

Thousands of people gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, last week for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress to talk about Earth’s ecosystems, endangered species and climate change.

News Headlines
#109964
2016-09-13

IUCN to create new category of membership for Indigenous peoples’ organizations

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen said that the decision to create a specific place for Indigenous peoples in the decision-making process of the organization, reached during the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, would not only strengthen the presence and role of Indigenous organizations ...

Meeting Document
#109950
2016-09-12

UNEP/CBD/COP/13/INF/1

Food Systems for A Sustainable Future: Interlinkages between Biodiversity and Agriculture

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