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30 new IMMAs recognised in the NE Indian Ocean & SE Asian seas

30 new IMMAs recognised in the NE Indian Ocean & SE Asian seas

The IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force has approved 30 new Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the northeast Indian Ocean and southeast Asian seas region.  These 30 IMMAs were part of the outcome of a regional IMMA expert workshop held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia in March 2018.  Now that they have passedContinue Reading 30 new IMMAs recognised in the NE Indian Ocean & SE Asian seas

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