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[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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31 Mar 2017 - Efforts to protect one of the country’s most important MPAs got a boost as UNDP, marine conservation groups and several government agencies form a multisectoral network to ensure its preservation.

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27 marzo 2017 - El Instituto Privado de Investigación sobre Cambio Climático (ICC) desarrolló una serie de talleres comunitarios en la aldea El Paredón Buena Vista ubicada en Sipacate, Escuintla.
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24 Mar 2017 - [UNDP Oceans Blog] The oceans sustain creatures we haven’t even discovered, but they also keep terrestrial life going.
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24-mar-2017 - Con el objetivo de continuar con la exportación de camarón marino y al mismo tiempo conservar, proteger y recuperar las poblaciones de tortugas marinas, se han realizado inspecc
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22 Mar 2017 – Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coa

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Papua New Guinea

Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea’s island of New Britain holds an almost mythical status amongst divers.

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20 Mar 2017 - Fish can quickly evolve to get more benefit from the protection offered by marine protected areas, according to research from the University of B.C.

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A Film by DIE and GIZ - The Philippines is among 18 countries worldwide where most of our planet’s flora, fauna, land and sea-scapes are the greatest in number, uniqueness and variety.

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5 June 2017 Authors: Mara Ntona and Elisa Morgera, Strathclyde Centre for...
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15 -17 Mar 2017 - Parties to the Cartagena Convention are meeting in French Guyana to discuss reducing marine pollution, ocean acidification

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This first Ocean Literacy Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to empower and...
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25 Feb 2017 - Extensive interview with the Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau on the Preparatory Meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in mid February 2017 for the United Nations Ocean Conference

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