Coasts and Oceans : Newsfile

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  • Welcome to our Website

    15 August 2013

    Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.

  • Coral bleaching likely to intensify

    10 July 2012

    “Coral reefs are important ecosystems of ecological, economic and cultural value yet they are in decline worldwide due to human activities,” said the Consensus Statement released  during the opening of the 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) held in Cairns, Australia.

  • Coral Triangle under threat

    10 July 2012

    Unless the governments and the people of the Coral Triangle Region will work together, their ecologically-fragile coral reefs may vanish without a trace just as happened in the Bermuda Triangle.

  • Cambodia to create its first Marine Protected Area

    5 July 2012

    Cambodia will begin the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA) this year, covering some 300 square kilometres of coral-rich seas around islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem in the Gulf of Thailand.

  • Australia creates world's biggest marine park

    24 June 2012

    One of the few positive steps to emerge with plaudits from the Rio+20 meeting was the announcement by Australia of the creation of the world’s biggest network of marine protected areas. It has been widely welcomed - and sets an important precedent for ocean protection everywhere.

  • Joining forces to save the seas

    26 February 2012

    A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss.

  • 'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific

    25 January 2012

    Asian, European and Latin American fleets have devastated fish stocks in the southern Pacific, once among the world’s richest waters, a new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found.

  • Maldives President outlines progress on carbon neutral plan

    10 October 2011

    The Maldives has made significant progress since last year in beginning the move towards becoming the world’s first carbon neutral country, President Mohamed Nasheed announced at the Six Senses SLOWLIFE Symposium at Soneva Fushi resort.

  • Study identifies most threatened sea turtle populations

    5 October 2011

    Top sea turtle experts from around the globe announced the results of the first comprehensive status assessment of all sea turtle populations globally in a paper published this week in the online science journal, PLoS ONE.

    Gulf fishermen struggle as stocks decline.

    20 September 2011

    In just 30 years fish stocks in the waters of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have dropped by 80 per cent, and now local fishermen face an uncertain  future. Nadia Elderman sends this exclusive report from Sharjah.