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Marine conservation

We have 7 items tagged with ‘Marine conservation’.
  • Plastic debris litters the beach on Clipperton Island, a tiny uninhabited coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Clifton Beard, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Transitioning towards a plastic free world

    Discarded plastic is one of the biggest threats to our oceans. IIED's Essam Yassin Mohammed says we must do more to tackle the problem of plastic pollution.

    30 May 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The small town of Ancon in Peru is home to more than 400 small-scale fishers. Small-scale fisheries account for 80 percent of the country’s seafood consumption. (Photo: Alex Proimos, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Moving towards an inclusive blue economy

    Marine and coastal resources support the livelihoods of millions of poor people across the world. They also provide a range of critical ecosystem services to the rest of the economy. The connection between high seas and coastal waters where small-scale fishers are active is relatively unexplored but already, the need for an ocean governance system, which will protect both areas, is evident.

    22 May 2018 | Project | Fisheries
  • Watching fishermen at the end of the day on the beach of Kotchi, Kerala, India (Photo: Antoine Collet, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    IIED to host Twitter chat on oceans

    Join our Twitter chat on Thursday 31 May to talk about how to protect our oceans. The online conversation will cover issues ranging from high seas governance, what it will take to make sustainable small-scale fisheries part of the growing blue economy, and the connection between pollution out at sea and the impact on coastal water ecosystems.

    16 May 2018 | News | Fisheries
  • Policymakers at a UN meeting in New York discuss how to end the legal 'no man's land' on 50 per cent of the Earth's surface (Photo by IISD/Francis Dejon)

    Governing the ungoverned 50% of the planet

    Essam Yassin Mohammed reports back from the first round of a UN preparatory meeting to create an agreement on the sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the high seas

    11 April 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Madagascan fishermen set out for a day's fishing in traditional dugout canoes. Madagascar is implementing community-based management for some of its marine resources (Photo: Andreas Hafenscher, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    World Oceans Day event will examine the potential of oceans and coasts

    Join us on World Oceans Day (8 June) for an event to discuss the future of our oceans and coasts

    21 May 2015 | Article | Fisheries
  • A fishing trawler off the coast of Kerala, India. Credit: Thangaraj Kumaravel

    Combating the fisheries crisis

    Global fisheries are under increasing threat from a combination of factors, such as high-tech harvesting which has led to overfishing, habitat destruction, and climate change. IIED is carrying out research that aims to propose solutions and ways forward.

    26 June 2013 | Article | Fisheries
  • Kenya: Community-based marine area holds some important lessons for policy makers

    On a white sandy beach in a small fishing village called Kuruwitu in eastern Kenya a ground-breaking project that aimed to protect marine biodiversity and improve livelihoods was launched in 2005. Six years on what obstacles has it encountered and what lessons can be learned?

    14 November 2011 | Blog | Land acquisitions and rights
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