Protecting Ocean Life on the High Seas

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  • The Ocean Conference

    Life on Earth depends heavily on its magnificent and complex ocean ecosystems, but the health of the marine environment is declining. In response, the United Nations will host The Ocean Conference June 5-9 in New York. Read More

  • Towards a Global Solution for High Seas Conservation

    In June 2015, world leaders made the extraordinary decision to develop an international agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction, including the high seas. These areas make up two-thirds of the world’s ocean but are managed by a patchwork of bodies that regulate fishing, mining, shipping, and other activities for specific... Read More

  • The Road to High Seas Conservation

    For more than a decade, the United Nations and its member States have been on a journey to address oneof the world’s most pressing environmental issues: how to protect marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, including the high seas, the nearly two-thirds of the ocean that falls outside the jurisdiction ofany country. Read More

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