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Dugong conservation project makes waves
Conservation of the iconic “sea cow” and its seagrass habitat requires education and incentives. Nairobi, 27 December 2016: Popularly known as “sea cows”, dugongs…
Agriculture, nutrients and the health of fish
27 October 2016 – What happens on land affects our oceans. For example, when rainfall washes fertilizers from agricultural land into rivers, they end up in the sea…
Largest beach clean-up in history lays waste to marine litter
When the young Indian lawyer and his 84-year-old friend reached the edge of one of Mumbai’s largest beaches, they stared out in disbelief at the vast blanket of…
The marine environment is an essential component of the global life-support system
Oceans cover 71 per cent of the Earth’s surface and provide us with food, oxygen and jobs. But they are probably the least understood, most biologically diverse,…
Urgent Need for Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs
In the past few days we’ve had some shocking news on the global extent of coral bleaching. An extensive aerial and underwater survey of Australia’s Great Barrier…
Yes, climate change is driving wildfires
As wildfires sweep across the western United States, taking lives, destroying homes and blanketing the country in smoke, Niklas Hagelberg has a sobering message:…
Integrated Landscape Management and the SDGs | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature
The United Nations’ adoption of Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) with 169…
Bee-ing grateful to our pollinators: 6 ways to show our gratitude to bees, butterflies and other vital pollinators
“It’s a bee!” someone screams as they jump up from their picnic blanket, knocking over their apple juice and flailing their arms, trying to get away from this flying creature. Does this scene sound…
Rethinking the future of cities: How trees are revolutionizing cities around the world
One of the key ingredients to a #ZeroHunger future is the soil beneath our feet. Although it may not look like much, soil is full of water, nutrients and microorganisms that are vital for growing our…