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Warmer World Mean Less Fish

Global Warming Adding to Pollution and Over-Harvesting Impacts on the World's Key Fishing Grounds Says New UNEP - "In Dead Water" - Report

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Publication Release: Status of Caribbean Coral Reefs after Bleaching and Hurricanes in 2005

The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network releases a new report detailing the effects of Bleaching and Hurricanes on coral reefs in 2005.

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UNEP Year Book 2009 Makes the Green Economy Case

25th Session of UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum 16-20 February

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Countdown continues to the LBS Protocol entry into force – U.S. sixth country to ratify the regional treaty

On February 13, 2009, the United States became the sixth country to sign the regional environmental agreement titled ‘Land Based Sources of Marine Pollution Protocol’ (LBS), joining the Governments of Belize, France, Panama, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago in their efforts to protect the Caribbean Sea from pollution.

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World Oceans Conference 11-15 May 2009, in Manado, Indonesia

The World Ocean Conference (WOC) 2009 is forum for the world community to discuss current issues in the marine field which are related to climate change, and how the world can wisely utilize the ocean to weather crisis. Furthermore, WOC 2009 is expected to create a more aligned global vision and commitments from participating governments and institutions to work together to improve marine resource management.

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Manado Ocean Declaration

World Ocean Conference Ministerial/High Level Meeting Manado, Indonesia, 11-14 May 2009

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Statement Emanating from the Global Ocean Policy Day

WORLD OCEAN CONFERENCE, Manado, Indonesia,May 13, 2009 At the Frontlines of Climate Change—Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States: The Need for Action Now in the Climate Negotiations

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Manado Ocean Declaration Adopted at World Ocean Conference - Ocean States Eye Copenhagen

Representatives from 76 countries convening at the inaugural World Ocean Conference (WOC) agreed Thursday to push ocean issues as an agenda at the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen in December.

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International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme for the International Day on Biological Diversity (IDB) in 2009 is invasive alien species (IAS) - one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and to the ecological and economic well-being of society and the planet.

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Environmental Expert (US): Millions around the world will unite to combat climate change for World Environment Day 2009, says UNEP

People around the world will unite for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day 2009, with a strong call for environmental action just six months before the crucial United Nations climate change talks in Copenhagen.

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AFP: Obama gives US first national ocean policy

President Barack Obama on Friday set up a task force to craft the first US national policy for sustainably managing the country's oceans, drawing praise from environmentalists who said the move was long overdue.

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WORLD OCEANS DAY 2009

UN declares 8 June 2009 the first official World Oceans Day. The concept for World Oceans Day proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro by the Government of Canada provides an opportunity each year to celebrate the world's oceans and our personal connection to the sea.

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VI SPAW COP - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Sixth Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP) to the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) in the Wider Caribbean Region Montego Bay, Jamaica, 5 October 2010

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Happy World Oceans Day

Message from the Coordinator of the Caribbean Environment Programme on the Occasion of World Oceans Day - 8th June, 2011

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ICRI Advisory on Invasive Lionfish

International Coral Reef Initiative urges immediate action to address the Lionfish Invasion which poses a serious threat to biodiversity in the WCR.

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LBS Regional Experts Workshop in Montego Bay – 26 - 30 September

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Regional Experts Workshop will be held from September 26th to 30th at the Ritz Carlton, in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Attention Marine Debris Community

Many countries and international organizations have been tackling the marine debris problem for decades, with significant signs of progress.

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Capacity Building for the Ballast Water Management Convention

Caribbean Countries build capacity for implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention at a regional training workshop- 14-15 November in Kingston, Jamaica.

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International Year of Forests

Welcome to the International Year of Forest 2011, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness on the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. For more information on local, regional and global celebrations, see the following links:

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