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Turtle teaser: Fast facts about some of the world’s most ancient species

How long have sea turtles been around? Sea turtles have been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth, more than 100 million years! They’re air-breathing reptiles who inhabit…

Ocean Trash to Treasure: Tackling plastic pollution on Kenya’s coast

Picking up trash on a beach isn’t how most kids like to spend their weekends. But dozens of people – including local school children – turned up for a clean-up on Kenya’s…

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 global goal of protecting…

One Woman's Quest to Green the Dive Business

Situated in Bocas del Toro, Panama, Ginette Bariteau’s Scuba 6 Eco dive centre is located in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Considering that the health of…

Introduction to Environmental Governance - A free online course by InforMEA

Registrations are open for a three hour self-paced course which explains how international environmental agreements and policies are made, by whom, and how they are complied…

18th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans

The Secretariats of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans met at the 18th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans. The 18th Meeting of…

32nd Regular Meeting of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

The 32nd Regular Meeting of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution took place on the 12–13 October, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Meeting…

Coastal crisis: Mangroves at risk

Mangroves support coastal communities around the world, but pollution is threatening these important ecosystems. Vegetated coastal habitats – mangrove forests, salt-…

Final conference of coastal area management programme - Italy

The Coastal Area Management Program for Italy (CAMP Italy) held its final conference in Rome, closing a two-year project implemented in three Italian regions, namely Emilia-…

Spain signs up to UN Clean Seas campaign

18 OCTOBER 2017, Alicante – The Government of Spain officially announced its support to the UN Clean Seas campaign today at the Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit being held in…