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UN Biodiversity Conference closes in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

UN Biodiversity Conference closes in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference of the Parties (COP14) closed on 29 November with broad international agreement on reversing the global destruction of nature and biodiversity loss threatening all forms of life on Earth.  Amongst other things, the meeting agreed on a comprehensive and participatory process for developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, with anContinue Reading UN Biodiversity Conference closes in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

New GOBI Newsletter just out

New GOBI Newsletter just out

Check out the latest edition of the GOBI Newsletter, launched this week in print at the CBD COP14 in Egypt.   In it you will find what GOBI has been up to during its 10th anniversary, and what it’s working towards in the months ahead.  Enjoy!

GOBI at CBD COP14, Egypt

GOBI at CBD COP14, Egypt

The 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference is underway in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.  This 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity runs from 17 to 29 November 2018. This year, the process to describe ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) celebrates its 10th anniversary.  The Conference in Egypt will be a crucialContinue Reading GOBI at CBD COP14, Egypt

Costa Rica Thermal Dome governance workshop

Costa Rica Thermal Dome governance workshop

GOBI Partner, Fundación MarViva hosted the first of two workshops to promote the creation of a governance scheme for the portion of the Costa Rica Thermal Dome that lies in areas beyond national jurisdiction.  The Dome is an ecologically and economically important oceanic feature in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean.  The workshop took place on 26Continue Reading Costa Rica Thermal Dome governance workshop

Extended Southern Ocean IMMA workshop in Brest, France

Extended Southern Ocean IMMA workshop in Brest, France

Building on the momentum of a pilot IMMA workshop sponsored by the MAVA Foundation (focused on the Mediterranean Sea) and the five IMMA workshops supported by the IKI-funded GOBI research programme (targeting the Indian and Pacific Oceans), the French Biodiversity Agency is hosting a complementary IMMA workshop targeting the Southern Ocean and Sub-Antarctic waters, heldContinue Reading Extended Southern Ocean IMMA workshop in Brest, France

Progress in Marine Conservation: 25-year retrospective

Progress in Marine Conservation: 25-year retrospective

The 5th International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation took place 3-7 September 2018 in Stralsund, Germany.  The conference was organised and hosted by Germany’s Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), and held at the award-winning German Oceanographic Museum OZEANEUM. Expanding the conference’s traditional focus on Europe to a more global coverage in 2018 servedContinue Reading Progress in Marine Conservation: 25-year retrospective

Conserving biodiversity on the mid-Atlantic ridge

Conserving biodiversity on the mid-Atlantic ridge

A strategy for the conservation of biodiversity on mid-ocean ridges from deep-sea mining has finally been published after three years in the making (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar4313).  Led by GOBI partners at Duke University and in collaboration with over 50 experts in the fields of environmental law, deep-sea ecology, oceanography, climate change and mathematical modelling, the article setsContinue Reading Conserving biodiversity on the mid-Atlantic ridge