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Ocean News

  • Eco Magazine: Launch of a Special Digital Issue on the Ocean Decade
    Eco Magazine: Launch of a Special Digital Issue on the Ocean Decade

    The Ocean Decade marks a new era of ocean knowledge and understanding, and offers ocean stakeholders an unprecedented opportunity to drive global change.

  • Launch of Ocean Literacy Training Courses to support the Decade 07 April 2021
    Launch of Ocean Literacy Training Courses to support the Decade 07 April 2021

    Free Ocean Literacy Training Courses, hosted by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, with the contribution of the Government of Sweden a…

Atlantic haven is a test bed for planet’s sickly oceans

Clad in diving gear or oilskins and gumboots, a team of scientists and activists spent weeks in the South Atlantic, enduring storms and choppy seas to check up on a place almost no-one has heard of.

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Ocean Sole Africa turns ugly flip flop into colorful art

When most people think about beach trash, they envision the rare plastic bag, glass bottle, cigarette butt or leftover beach supply. It’s something locals shake their heads about and (sometimes) throw away on their way out. It’s a bit rude, a bit lazy – but by no means extraordinary.

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Here's one way to cut down on plastic pollution: Eat your bowl

Here's one way to cut down on plastic pollution: Eat your bowl

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Standing in the ocean to fight for the planet

It is 8.10 am. The tide is low in Bodo village nestled in a bay on the shores of the Indian Ocean in Kwale County on Kenya’s South Coast.

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Where Should the World Focus Its Ocean Conservation Efforts?

Countries around the world have committed to protecting 10 percent of the planet’s coastal and marine areas by 2020 as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. But it is not always easy for countries to agree on where the protected areas should be so they have the biggest conservation impact.

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African Ministers of the environment agree to accelerate action through effective mechanisms for sustainable development

In a ministerial declaration issued today at the closing of the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), African governments agreed to make the Conference the forum for making regional environment policies with effective mechanisms for implementation.

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