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The National Geographic Society's Pristine Seas project identifies, surveys, protects, and restores the last truly wild places in the ocean. Through exploration, scientific research, economic and policy analysis, and outreach, Pristine Seas works to establish marine reserves where marine life can thrive—while ensuring that they will be effectively managed for years to come. Pristine Seas partners with heads of state, local governments and communities, NGOs, and business leaders.
Protect Planet Ocean is an initiative by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP- WCMC). It is concerned with marine conservation and it houses data on marine protected areas (MPAs). You can explore the globe to view MPAs, however, the data for the Pacific Islands is sparse in comparison to Protected Planet.
ProtectedPlanet.net is the online interface for the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a joint project of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. The WDPA is managed at UNEP-WCMC in the Uunited Kingdom, supported by IUCN staff and the IUCN Commission on Protected Areas.
Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. Rather than studying environmental problems, Rare focuses on bright spots in conservation — successful efforts worth emulating. Over the past few decades, Rare has demonstrated a methodology to take locally-led solutions, bright spots, and repeat them in communities around the world.
Healthy marine ecosystems whose benefits can be enjoyed now and in the future.Mission
Seas At Risk is an umbrella organisation of environmental NGOs from across Europe that promotes ambitious policies for marine protection at European and international level.
Around the world, efforts are under way to improve conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal biodiversity. However, there has yet to be an effort to take a holistic and comprehensive approach to capacity development for conservation and sustainable use of oceans and coasts.
The Sustainable Ocean Initiative builds on these efforts, resources, and experiences by providing a holistic and strategic framework through which to provide capacity building opportunities to address regional priorities toward...
C'est un programme de formations, d’échanges, d’informations et de coopération à destination des gestionnaires d'espaces naturels des outre-mer français. Il est coordonné par l'Aten et piloté par un comité regroupant 17 structures impliquées dans la préservation de la biodiversité.
The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with aquariums, zoos, museums, and other visitor-serving organizations (VSOs) around the world. Since 2002, The Ocean Project has also been the global leader for coordinating and growing World Oceans Day.
Global Ocean Legacy, a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and its partners, is working with local communities, governments and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of our most important and unspoiled ocean environments. Together they are establishing the world’s first generation of great marine parks by securing the designation of large, fully protected reserves. Their efforts have helped to double the amount of safeguarded ocean habitat worldwide.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) International Division works with partners worldwide to conserve fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats, and maintain the integrity of ecological processes beyond USA borders, for present and future generations. Focusing on species, ecosystems, and emerging and cross cutting issues worldwide, USFWS seeks to ensure international cooperation to conserve habitats and endangered species. The Global Branch focuses on international treaties and conventions; partnerships; cross cutting and emerging issues; communications; and grant programs.
In June, 2015, the United Nations General Assembly issued a resolution calling for the development of an international legally-binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global spatial dataset on marine and terrestrial protected areas available.
Protected areas are internationally recognised as major tools in conserving species and ecosystems. Up to date information on protected areas is essential to enable a wide range of conservation and development activities.
Established in 2012, the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves aims to study, implement and disseminate island and coastal strategies to preserve biodiversity and heritage, promote sustainable development, and adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. It has two technical headquarters (Korea and Spain) which coordinate the network and work together at the global level.
The World Ocean Council (WOC) brings together the diverse ocean business community to develop cross-sectoral programs in support of ocean sustainability, science and stewardship. WOC programs are being developed in the following areas, with active international, multi-industry Working Groups underway for many of these issues:
World Ocean Observatory is the leading organization advocating for the health and sustainability of the ocean through an accessible worldwide network of communication. Through education, partnership, information exchange, public connection, and relentless communications, W2O is committed to building an expansive global community of Citizens of the Ocean to promote and conserve marine resources for the future of all mankind.
Tune into World Ocean Radio and World Ocean Video!
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This site serves as the central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on June 8 and year round.
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