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Launch of MiCO at UN Intergovernmental Conference

Launch of MiCO at UN Intergovernmental Conference

The Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean (MiCO) system – developed by Duke University’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab with support from GOBI’s IKI grant and input from over 30 partners – was finally launched during a Side Event at the 2nd BBNJ Intergovernmental Conference held at UN Headquarters in New York in April 2019. The conference isContinue Reading Launch of MiCO at UN Intergovernmental Conference

Second Pacific bioregionalisation workshop completed

Second Pacific bioregionalisation workshop completed

The second Pacific Bioregionalisation workshop (under GOBI’s Bioregionalisation work stream) was held in Nadi Fiji from 12 to 14 March 2019.  It was attended by 27 experts from 19 Pacific countries and territories. The experts reviewed the outputs from the first workshop and provided additional details and information on the Pacific bioregional provinces.  They refined the boundariesContinue Reading Second Pacific bioregionalisation workshop completed

Next steps to strengthen stewardship of the Sargasso Sea

Next steps to strengthen stewardship of the Sargasso Sea

A workshop and Fourth Joint Meeting of the Sargasso Sea Commission and Hamilton Declaration Signatories took place at the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences, St George’s, Bermuda from 13 to 15 March 2019.  With financial support from DFO Canada, the workshop provided a chance to recall significant progress made by the Sargasso Sea Commission examiningContinue Reading Next steps to strengthen stewardship of the Sargasso Sea

Second Costa Rica Thermal Dome governance workshop

Second Costa Rica Thermal Dome governance workshop

With support from GOBI, MarViva Foundation hosted the workshop “Conservation and sustainable use of the marine resources of the Thermal Dome in areas beyond national jurisdiction”.  It was held on 13-14 February, in San Jose, Costa Rica, with representatives from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and the Central American Integration System (SICA)Continue Reading Second Costa Rica Thermal Dome governance workshop

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