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A global venture to make Green Fins standards on sustainable diving the social norm

21 November 2018: PADI, the world’s largest diving association has joined forces with the Reef World Foundation, supported by UN…

The dugong’s tears: Madagascar’s gentle giants bounce back

How community action is helping vulnerable marine mammals stage a comeback in Madagascar.

Life is slow in Andranomavo. Here, surrounded by mudflats and mangroves,…

First global multi-agency operation highlights widespread marine pollution crime

Lyon, France, 13 November 2018 – An international law enforcement operation against maritime pollution has revealed hundreds of violations and exposed…

New e-portal for the protection of the Caspian marine environment

A new, upgraded, online platform was launched on 8 November 2018 to support joint action under the Framework…

Billions to be gained in coral reef investment, new analysis shows

Investing in coral reefs to prevent their current rate of decline could net $37b for Indonesia, $35b for Mesoamerican Reef by 2030, case studies show Without urgent…

UN Environment supports massive beach clean-ups on Panama’s coasts

The Month of Oceans, which has been celebrated for in Panama for 13 years, aims to raise awareness about the urgent need to change the way we treat oceans. This year’s…

Sailors take to the seas to “turn the tide on plastic”

As the only woman to have sailed around the world three times nonstop, five times in total and twice solo, Dee Caffari is not short of accolades. But for the next eight…

Battling pollution in history’s most fabled sea

Were Jason and the Argonauts to set sail now, they would scarcely recognize their original route. The shorelines, once covered in trees, have been largely stripped of…

Managing waste to protect Haiti’s mangroves

For small island nations like Haiti, wetlands are critical: they protect the coastline from natural disasters, support livelihoods and help to ensure that locals have…

Black Sea in Pollution Crisis: Georgian Communities Take Action

Following decades of pollutants entering its waters, the Black Sea is now facing an environmental crisis of extreme proportions, and is considered one of the most…