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World Scouting and UN Environment team up to engage young people in global fight against plastic pollution

June 8, 2019 – For World Ocean’s Day, World Scouting is teaming up with UN Environment to create a new movement for action in the battle against plastic pollution…

A silent signal of distress: our ocean and air pollution

By Miao Wang Our oceans are the largest carbon sink on the planet. This big blue diffuser, for decades helping to buffer the impacts of climate change, is finally…

Prince of Wales announces global call to action for International Year of the Reef 2018

LONDON, United Kingdom (14 February 2018) – His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today announced a global call to action to save coral reefs from complete global…

The fate of coral reefs at stake as key UN talks begin in Egypt: New coalition urges action to save reefs

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12 November 2018 –A new coalition of inter-governmental organizations, international conservation organizations, and private foundations is…

Planting fragments of hope

Fifteen years ago, the waters around Islas Marietas in Mexico’s Nayarit State were so abundant with corals that people could see them for miles. They were hard to…

The fight for a trash-free Caribbean Sea

March 27, 2017 – More than 700 islands and coastal countries share the riches of the Caribbean Sea, and the region´s prosperity depends on these crystal waters and…

Ocean Experts Call for Greater Local Government Role in Fight Against Marine Waste

Athens, 1 October 2014 - Leading scientists and policymakers meeting in Athens this week acknowledged that marine litter remained a "tremendous challenge" in almost…

10 ways the world of sport is tackling plastic pollution

From global sports bodies pledging to cut back on plastic to joggers picking up rubbish as they run, athletes, sports enthusiasts and clubs are joining forces to…

Latin American and Caribbean countries champion marine conservation

Several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are protecting millions of square kilometers of seas in some of the world’s most biodiverse zones. Marine…

In the Galápagos, fighting the rising tide of plastic pollution

When the clean-up volunteers in the Galápagos Islands came across a soda can with a brand from Indonesia, they were hardly surprised. For months, they had been…