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Ocean Literacy

Ocean literacy means spreading awareness of the influence that the ocean has on our lives and the influence that our actions have on the ocean. The approach is based on seven fundamental principles, including education and communication, to promote a culture of safeguarding marine ecosystems. Ocean literacy is an objective recognized by the United Nations. Read “Ocean Literacy for All – a toolkit” on Ocean Literacy For All – A toolkit

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The Aichi goals to protect wildlife have been missed

The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the…

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Humans' construction 'footprint' on ocean quantified for first time

In a world-first, the extent of human development in oceans has been mapped. An area totalling approximately 30,000 square kilometers…

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A marine plant

Posidonia, or Neptune’s grass, is a plant that can be found exclusively in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a real…

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The UNEP partnership to stop the illegal wildlife trade

Wildlife trade is a crime driven by international criminal networks, when combined with other threats – like habitat loss and…

Ocean Literacy

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The common fisheries policy

For millennia, humans have taken fish from the sea. Going to sea, putting one’s life at the mercy of the…

Ocean Literacy

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Do you know the answers?

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization website is an important source of informations that concern everyone very closely, such as…

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How Kelp forests help combat greenhouse gas

Coastal ecosystems are great at combatting excess CO2 – the gas at the root of global warming – and absorb…

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5 tipping points for a healthy and productive ocean by 2030

Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. Connected to all life on this planet, the ocean is our…

Ocean Literacy

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Why healthy seas are vital no matter where you live

The world’s oceans have a fundamental impact on the planet. They regulate the climate, produce 70% of the world’s oxygen,…

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The risk of extreme weather ahead

According to the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Information, parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans all hit the record…