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New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change

5 January 2017 - New climate model projections of the world's coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that…

UN Environment launches second online course on marine litter

Want to learn more about one of our most pressing environmental issues? Then sign up for UN Environment’s second massive open online course. The enrollment…

Getting one step closer to sustainable tuna fishing

Did you know that 2 May 2017 is the first internationally recognized World Tuna Day? This is because in December 2016 the United Nations General Assembly voted to…

#CleanSeas: more than 800 people pledge to stop using cosmetics containing microbeads

Under UN Environment’s new #CleanSeas campaign, more than 800 people have already pledged to replace their personal care and cosmetic products that contain microbeads…

Healers of the Ocean: Women in Asia-Pacific are critical to marine stewardship

The first UN Ocean Conference, which is being held in New York this week, is exploring new ways to achieve Sustainable…

World Oceans Day: Citizen action, plastic bag bans helping clean up our oceans

Versova Beach in Mumbai was once an idyllic, palm-fringed strip of tropical urban coastline. These days, the remarkable thing about the beach is that you can actually see…

Costa Rica expands protected seas and fosters efforts to fight marine pollution on World Oceans Day

Costa Rica, 8 June 2017 - On World Oceans Day, Costa Rica announces a new marine protected area on the country’s Pacific coast, contributing to the…

Mangroves in the spotlight

Healthy mangrove ecosystems are vital for the wellbeing, food security, and protection of coastal communities worldwide.

Mangroves are among the world’s most…

Colombia’s plastic bag tax: A concrete step towards fighting marine litter in the Caribbean

26 July 2017 – It is common knowledge that when plastic ends up in the ocean, it negatively impacts the livelihoods of fisherfolk and the tourism sector, especially for…