Protecting marine areas from over-exploitation and providing the people who have traditionally lived off the sea with a sustainable alternative livelihood does not come cheap, but in Seychelles, a focus on financial instruments is making that task easier.
UN, European Union and Smurfs team up for global beach clean-up campaign in support of Sustainable Development Goals
Marine litter is both a global and a local challenge. Across the world, an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste end up in our oceans every year. Overall, 80% of all marine litter comes from land-based sources.
A landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely.
The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat all rely on biodiversity.
This official PSA for UN World Wildlife Day 2019 was produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in collaboration with the CITES Secretariat and UNDP.
United Nations - Plastic - both a wonderful invention and a scourge on our planet. Over 300 million tons will be produced this year. Most is never recycled and remains on our land and in our seas for ever. Our story shows the damage to all creatures who depend on the ocean for their food – from birds… to us. 21st Century: Episode #126 This is an adaptation from the original documentary “A Plastic Ocean” by the Plastic Oceans Foundation
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The United Nations today designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.
Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge.
The President of the United Nations General Assembly opened the [...]
The President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. [...]
Coastal mangroves are among the most imperiled ecosystems on earth, with current estimates indicating that up to 67 per cent have been lost to date, according to the United Nations science wing.
Countries agree to recommend elements for new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
Countries agreed late Friday evening to recommend to the United Nations General Assembly elements to be considered in the development of a new treaty on marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction.
The report recognizes the mounting evidence that some parts of the ocean are near their ecological tipping point due to climate change and other human impacts.