Ocean Action Hub

[SDG 14.5] By 2020, conserve at least 10 percent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information.

Definition

Most of the marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world, estimated to number about 5000, have been established both on an ad hoc basis and through systematic planning processes. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) requires that Party states establish, by 2012, comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative national and regional systems of protected areas, and that there should be effective conservation of at least 10% of each of the world's ecological regions by 2010. Many countries have established their own national targets which provide an incentive for the introduction of a systematic conservation planning approach to the establishment of MPAs, and there are now many initiatives to develop ecologically representative MPA networks (UNEP-WCMC, 2008, p. i).

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Argentina

El día 23 de mayo de 2017 se llevo a cabo el Taller “Consulta Nacional de Océanos y Sistema Nacional de Áreas Marinas Protegidas”, Organizado por el Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable de la Nación, con el apoyo del PNUD.

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El Informe sobre el Estado del Ambiente es una de las principales herramientas...
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Diving of the 13 students in the underwater paths of the MPA Karaburun - Sazani to explore the beauty of the sea.  

Event Date:
28/05/2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
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Peru

El planeta Tierra es azul. Por eso, para algunos, es un sinsentido que se llame Tierra; debería llamarse Océano.

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Argentina asumio, através de la Estrategia Nacional sobre la Biodiversidad, el...
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22 May 2017 - El Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable, junto a la Administración de Parques Nacionales y el PNUD, realizaron la Consulta Nacional de Océanos.
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9 de abril de 2017 - Se llevó a cabo la gira de prensa “Promoción de las Áreas Protegidas Marinas de las Costas del Pacífico”

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15 May 2017 - A revolution in thinking is needed to protect this vital commons.

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Philippines

11 May 2017 - The UNDP/GEF SMARTSeas PH Project aims to accelerate the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) and MPA networks to include more marine key biodiversity areas.

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Philippines

The Philippines lies within the “Coral Triangle”, a global center of marine diversity, with diverse coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves, fisheries and marine mammals.

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Multisectorial consultation on the state of the oceans. This event brings together participants from various sectors:

Event Date:
12/05/2017 - 09:00
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