Ocean Action Hub

21 Sept 2020 - Scientists say climate change and pollution could kill off the world’s coral reefs by 2100.

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16 Sept 2020 - A new, first of its kind fund to protect coral reefs was officially launched today on the sidelines of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, with a coalition of partners conve

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14 Sept 2020 - Learn more about the Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR, or the Fund).

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31 Aug 2020 - Changes in ocean chemistry and temperature have had a dramatic effect on the diversity of corals and sea anemones, according to a team of scientists who have traced their evo

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27 Aug 2020 - Scientists are using 3D-printed hexagons to create artificial reefs after a super-typhoon brought devastation to Hong Kong.

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24 Aug 2020 - Digital platform Uplink is announces it's Ocean Cohort of 12 innovations tackling the biggest issues facing our seas.

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10 Aug 2020 - Coral reefs face an uncertain future and may not recover naturally from human-caused climate change.

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5 Aug 2020 - Sharks are rarely seen at almost one in five of the world's coral reefs, finds a study, due largely to over-fishing.

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13 July 2020 - UN News - Coral reefs are being killed by the climate crisis, which is leading to rising sea temperatures.

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27 Apr 2020 - Project CORaiL uses artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor, characterize and analyze coral reef resiliency around Pangatalan Island in the Philippines.

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17 Apr 2020 - NASA has created a new video game with a purpose.

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13 Apr 2020 - These “rainforests” of the oceans are starting to recover, thanks to the efforts of a group of scuba divers who are nurturing young corals in “nurseries” before planting them

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19 Dec 2019 - UNDP and partners launch regional coral restoration project in Mauritius and Seychelles, in partnership with the governments of Mauritius and Seychelles to restore coral reef

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18 Oct 2019 - But as the climate warms, reefs need protection from threats such as overfishing and pollution.

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17 Sept 2019 - The fate of the world's coral reefs could depend on how well the sea creatures equip their offspring to cope with global warming.

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2 Sept 2019 - The Great Barrier Reef's outlook has been officially downgraded from poor to very poor due to climate change.

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28 Aug 2019 - Protecting Sri Lanka's largest marine sanctuary and reviving its former glory.

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22 Aug 2019 - Recent research shows that some of these corals are migrating to cooler subtropical seas, offering a measure of hope that these ecosystems can survive the existential threat of climate change.

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12 Aug 2019 - Saving reefs will require combining local and global efforts.

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9 Jul 2019 - Tiny plastic particles may also be a vehicle for microbes that sicken or even kill corals, a new study finds.

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20 June 2019 - Take a deep dive into why and how toxic sunscreen chemicals are damaging the marine life, destinations that already banned toxic sunscreens, and what you can do to help protect both yourself and the corals of our oceans.

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11 Jun 2019 - This scientist couple created an airborne observatory to map tropical forests. Now they’re using it to identify threatened reefs.

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10 June 2018 - By transplanting unrelated coral colonies onto permanent sites, marine biologists can ensure healthier cross-breeding and coral that are more resilient to disease and bleaching.

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4 Jun 2019 - Worldwide, coral is dying because of rising sea temperatures, industrial pollution, plastic pollution, overfishing, sewage, chemical sunscreens and unmanaged high-density tourism. Here’s what you can do — as a traveler and citizen — to help.

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30 May 2019 - The Indonesian government has established three new marine protected areas within the Coral Triangle, home to the highest diversity of corals and reef fishes anywhere on the

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3 Apr 2019 - Study found many of the adult corals die off following ocean heat waves and the reef's capacity to recover is compromised.

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12 Mar 2019 - Published by UNDP Maldives, the magazine focuses on the...
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25 Jan 2019 - One’s a high-end resort, the other an NGO. Here’s how passionate groups came together to breath life back into reefs in peril, supported by UNDP Maldives.

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The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) will hold its 33rd General Meeting (GM33) in Monaco.

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05/12/2018 - 08:45 to 07/12/2018 - 17:45
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28 Nov 2018 - Innovative UNDP-supported climate change adaptation project will restore reefs, protect food security and promote disaster risk reduction.

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