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).

Latest

9 may 2017 - SANTIAGO - Representantes de diversas instituciones de Perú y Chile se reunieron para iniciar una nueva etapa en su colaboración.

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8 May 2017 - At the 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney, Madagascar's President announced an ambitious commitment to triple its MPAs by 2024.

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High-level reception convened by Convention on Biological Diversity with the Governments of the Republic of Korea and Costa Rica.

Event Date:
06/06/2017 - 14:30
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4 May 2017 - Over the last two years, MPAs have also taken center stage in international fora reflecting on progress towards these agreed global goals.

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Se presentó el documento "Horizontes estratégicos para el Mar Argentino”, una publicación que establece los objetivos prioritarios, las metas y líneas de acción planteadas por la Iniciativa interm

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Conocé este proyecto estratégico del Estado Nacional sobre investigaciones científicas  realizadas en el Mar Argentino.

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28 Apr 2017 - The fate of the world’s marine life today - including the threatened bluefin tuna - is in all our hands

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26 Apr 2017 - For Sri Lanka, heavily economically dependent on the ocean, UN initiatives relating to the ocean and climate change are of particular importance.

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Peru

9 Feb 2015 - View the photo gallery by Raúl Arteaga Bengoa and Renato Contreras Farías.

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24 Apr 2017 - UNDP OCEAN BLOG SERIES - Local communities are at the forefront of marine resources management.

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