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Posted on July 24, 2017 - 1:14pm, by nwehner

Via National Geographic Ocean Views

"If we don’t dramatically reduce carbon emissions, we could lose every one of the 29 coral reefs on the World Heritage List, devastating the vibrant ecosystems they support, and the human communities that rely on them for food, jobs and flood protection."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on July 24, 2017 - 10:15am, by nwehner

Via CCRN

"“Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience and Transformation“, edited by CCRN researchers Derek ArmitageAnthony Charles, and Fikret Berkes, examines how coastal communities are adapting to environmental change, and explores approaches to governing the coastal commons, emphasizing a social-ecological systems perspective, and the role of resilience and transformation.  In particular, the volume describes the attributes of governance that foster deliberate transformations and help to build resilience in social-ecological systems."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on July 24, 2017 - 10:12am, by nwehner

Via High Seas Alliance

"States meeting at the United Nations in New York today took an important step towards launching negotiations for a new treaty to protect the biodiversity of the high seas (areas beyond the national jurisdiction).  Making up two thirds of the global ocean, marine life in the high seas is not effectively protected.  A new treaty will rectify this, putting in place measures to protect the rich and globally significant biodiversity and ecosystem services of the high seas and to govern activities undertaken there sustainably."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on July 24, 2017 - 9:58am, by nwehner

Via Stuff.co.nz

"Walker's call came after a deputation to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board from Okura residents Lezette and Geoff Reid, who were concerned about sediment running off WeitiBay developer's land on to Karapiro Beach and into the Okura Long Bay Marine Reserve."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on July 24, 2017 - 9:54am, by nwehner

Via The Conversation

"Under the proposed plans, there would be no change to the boundaries of existing marine parks, which cover 36% of Commonwealth waters, or almost 2.4 million square kilometres. But many areas inside these boundaries will be rezoned to allow for a range of activities besides conservation."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on July 24, 2017 - 9:10am, by nwehner
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Via Surfrider

"The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) has started working on many of the actions outlined in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan, approved in December of 2016. The group held a public meeting on June 20th in Silver Spring, Maryland to discuss current activities."

Community Updates - External Link
Posted on July 24, 2017 - 9:02am, by nwehner

Via Manila Bulletin

"More than 30 new species of sea slugs, sea urchins and soft corals have been discovered in the Verde Island Passage, between the provinces of Batangas and Mindoro, proving the area’s significance as “the center of the center” of marine biodiversity in the world."

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