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BirdLife’s Seabird Tracking Database breaks new record

BirdLife’s Seabird Tracking Database breaks new record

An unsuspecting Southern Giant Petrel has become the ten millionth record to be added to BirdLife’s Seabird Tracking Database – a significant and impressive milestone for the partnership, worthy of celebration.  The database was established by BirdLife in 2003 and has since grown into one of the largest conservation collaborations in the world, enabling scientistsContinue Reading BirdLife’s Seabird Tracking Database breaks new record

GOBI Coordinator seeks alternatives to single-use plastics at the UN

GOBI Coordinator seeks alternatives to single-use plastics at the UN

GOBI Coordinator David Johnson is asking United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to consider phasing out single-use plastics at the United Nations. Throughout the UN Ocean Conference (5-9 June 2017, New York), David has been asking participants to sign a letter of support that will be sent to the Secretary-General on Thursday 8 June 2017. As part ofContinue Reading GOBI Coordinator seeks alternatives to single-use plastics at the UN

UN Ocean Conference, 5-9 June 2017, New York

UN Ocean Conference, 5-9 June 2017, New York

GOBI representatives are attending the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York (5-9 June). The conference focuses attention on ocean pollution, overfishing and climate impacts and is calling on countries to set aside short-term gain to avoid catastrophe. Its main message is to promote the positive momentum generated by the adoption of the Paris AgreementContinue Reading UN Ocean Conference, 5-9 June 2017, New York

Successful expedition to the Costa Rica Thermal Dome

Successful expedition to the Costa Rica Thermal Dome

GOBI partner MarViva Foundation, in collaboration with Misión Tiburon and Mission Blue, has recently completed a successful high-seas research expedition to the Costa Rica Thermal Dome (CRTD). During the 2-vessel mission in early April 2017, plankton samples were collected from various depths in the water column, as well as water samples for the detection ofContinue Reading Successful expedition to the Costa Rica Thermal Dome

PrepCom3: progress towards an internationally-binding legal instrument for BBNJ

PrepCom3: progress towards an internationally-binding legal instrument for BBNJ

GOBI representatives joined other delegates at the third session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom3) on the Development of an International Legally Binding Instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, which took place on 27 AprilContinue Reading PrepCom3: progress towards an internationally-binding legal instrument for BBNJ

Important Marine Mammal Areas in the South Pacific

Important Marine Mammal Areas in the South Pacific

The Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) regional workshop for the South Pacific– sponsored by the GOBI-IKI project in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and coordinated by the IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Areas Task Force – was successfully convened in Apia, Samoa, on 27-31 March 2017. During the workshop, 23Continue Reading Important Marine Mammal Areas in the South Pacific