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Saving seas just got personal: Join the fight this World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2019 focuses for the first time on marine species Did you know that the giant manta ray—up to nine metres across—has the largest brain…

Wild for Life campaign to protect nine new species

Wild for Life is UN Environment’s campaign against illegal trade in wildlife. International and national laws protect many species because their populations are at…

We have to protect our oceans

An interview with Mr. Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway UN Environment has been a megaphone for marine litter and microplastics. Norway…

Surfing a wave of change: Clean Seas campaign celebrates two years of action

The remote Galápagos islands offer a distressing reminder of the destructive power of our plastic addiction with horrifying images of iconic species struggling on…

Stopping fish bombing

Sabah, Malaysia: George Woodman’s first experience of fish bombing in Sabah—a Malaysian state in the northern part of the island of Borneo—was in 1994 during an…

The Flipflopi docks in Zanzibar: A final stop for marine litter

Stone Town, 7 February 2019 – After fourteen days and 500 kilometers on the water, the Clean Seas-Flipflopi expedition has arrived at its final destination: the…

Flipflopi dhow wins hearts and inspires plastic heroes as it sails along Kenyan coast

As the Flipflopi glided towards Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa this week, scores of people gathered on the sand, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of…

Surfers ride the wave of ocean action in Myanmar blue forest

Ocean lovers are often left out of the bigger environmental discussions and so struggle to see how they can do their part to stop climate change. But one…

Breaking down plastic waste: on a winning streak

Since Miranda Wang won the Young Champions of the Earth Prize for North America in September, things have been busy.   BioCellection won the Young Champions of the…

Underwater ghost-busting to save Indian coral reefs

Every day, hundreds of thousands of pieces of lost or abandoned fishing equipment haunt the world’s oceans, killing indiscriminately and endangering marine life and…