UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/8/9<br>Marine and coastal biodiversity: review, further elaboration and refinement of the programme of work
UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/9/14/Add.3<br>Outcome-oriented targets for the implementation of the elaborated programme of work on marine and coastal biological diversity
Report of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Marine and Coastal Protected Areas<br>by Ms. Sarah George
WWF (1999) Developing a framework for marine protected areas in the North East Atlantic. Report from the workshop held 13-14 November 1999 in Brest, France
TFMPA (1999) Understanding and applying the principles of comprehensiveness, adequacy and representativeness for the NRSMPA, Version 3.1. Report prepared by the Action Team for Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC) Task Force on Marine Protected Areas (TFMPA). ...
Thiel, H. and Koslow, A. (Eds) (2001) Managing risks to biodiversity and the environment on the high sea, including tools such as marine protected areas - Scientific requirements and legal aspects. Proceedings of the Expert Workshop held at the International Academy of Nature Conservation, Isle ...
Day, J.C. and Roff, J.C. (2000) Planning for representative marine protected areas: A framework for Canada’s Oceans. Report prepared for World Wildlife Fund Canada
Pearce, J. (2002) The future of fisheries - marine protected areas - A new way forward or another management glitch? Marine Pollution Bulletin (44) 89-91
Salm, R.V. (2002) Preparing marine protected areas to survive global change: Additional guidelines to address coral bleaching. First draft for comment
WWF/IUCN (2001) The status of natural resources on the high-seas. WWF/IUCN, Gland, Switzerland
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CIESM (1999) Scientific design and monitoring of Mediterranean marine protected areas - outcome of the workshop held in Porto Cesareo, Italy, 23-26 October 1999. CIESM Workshop Series n°8
The FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
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Decision IV/5: Conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal ecosystems, including a programme of work
As fashion embraces sustainability, more efforts are being taken to spread awareness on the subject. Rolex's latest endeavour is a documentary telling the story of ocean conservation.
Climate change, a truly global challenge, has brought the strong interconnectivity of global ecosystems to the highest political agenda. Yet, in other environments, the understanding of global ecosystem functioning may be relatively well understood by scientists, sometimes recognized by Governme ...
Dutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes. "Once upon a time it was teeming with fish here," he says.
29 - 30 April 2012, Montreal, Canada
National Geographic announced this week that it is officially recognizing a fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean. This body of water lies around the Antarctic, stretching from the coastline to the 60 degrees latitude mark.
Fish populations in coral reefs off Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique are being harvested at unsustainable rates, new research has found.In the study published in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series, researchers calculate that 70% of the region’s coral reefs have fish stocks below levels nee ...
Fish populations in coral reefs off Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique are being harvested at unsustainable rates, new research has found.
Recognizing the crucial need for improving marine habitats protection, the CBD approved at its COP4 the Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Programmes of Work, adopting the ecosystem approach as key for its implementation and recognizing the implication of the water cycle in sediment levels and ecos ...
23 - 27 November 2009, Manila, Philippines
27 - 31 August 2012, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Reference: SCBD/STTM/JL/JG/79653 (2012-061)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points in the Eastern Tropical and Temperate Pacific region: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru; competent organizations and regional initiatives
A joint-study led by a team of marine ecologists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has found that the eco-engineered tiles can increase habitat complexity on seawalls in Hong Kong, thereby effectively enhancing the marine biodiversity.
Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas
This event will update the results of seven regional EBSA workshops held in various regions around the world, convened by the CBD Secretariat together with various global and regional partners, involving more than 100 Parties and other Governments.
27 - 30 April 2015, Quito, Ecuador
The event includes presentations from Awaaz Foundation, Bombay Natural History Society and various organizations on the effects of sand mining on biodiversity in various parts of the world. Sand is a necessary component to fuel the construction boom and rapid pace of urbanization in many parts o ...
In the past 10 years, the world’s oceans have faced new challenges, revealed new wonders, and provided a roadmap for future conservation.
15 - 19 May 2017, New York, United States of America
19 - 20 November 2004, Louisiana, United States of America
COLOMBO — Uthpala Adaranga, a ranger with Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC), was initially doubtful about the call he received of a seal spotted near Unawatuna, off the country’s southern coast on Nov. 20.
28 September - 2 October 2004, Montego Bay, Jamaica
15 - 26 August 2005, Kingston, Jamaica
Oceans are the least protected areas of the planet and progress is lamentably slow, with less than 1% of the world’s oceans given comprehensive protection. The current rate of protection means that there is little chance of the world’s governments meeting the 2012 target to establish a global ne ...
As the continent arguably most affected by the problem of ‘stolen fish’, Africa could secure food for its people while providing the blueprint for victory, according to the findings of a Blue Paper commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy and launched this February at ...
Aquatic organisms in marine systems and freshwaters are threatened by fungal and fungal-like diseases globally.
11 - 15 June 2012, Hameenlinna, Finland
A stunning array of biodiversity lies at the depths of a marine region that some fear the Trump administration will open to fishing and mining.
Montreal 16 October 2006. A major contribution to the infrastructure for public awareness and education for biodiversity conservation in China was welcomed by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf.
The side event will showcase the first successfully installed High Seas MPAs and the approaches organizations have taken for the establishment. From the North-East Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and the Southern Ocean speakers will present institutions’ responses to the challenges of protectin ...
18 - 20 November 2009, Manila, Philippines