Thursday, 14 April 2016

The Young Professionals Marine Challenge: Innovative and creative initiatives by young marine conservationists around the world

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Marine Young Professionals Task Force have partnered with the Blue Solutions project, Mission Blue, #OceanOptimism and TerraMar on a new initiative to highlight and promote the projects of young people working for marine conservation around the world.

The competition partners invite youth and young professionals actively working on innovative and creative marine conservation initiatives from around the world to take part in this competition.

Are you a young blue solution provider?
Do you have an innovative and creative approach or process that successfully  address marine conservation issues that you are implementing with your own organization and you are not older than 35 years? Then become a young professional blue solution provider by submitting this form by 31st May

Monday, 11 April 2016

UN takes significant step towards a new treaty to conserve marine life beyond boundaries

Photo by IISD/Francis Dejon
In response to mounting concerns about declines in ocean health, States at the United Nations (UN) delivered some good news last week.  The first of four two-week UN Preparatory Committee sessions concluded on a positive note on Friday April 8, 2016  by identifying key elements for a new treaty to better protect and sustain the marine environment and marine life in the two thirds of the ocean beyond national boundaries and adopted a roadmap for the path ahead.  The next session will be convened from 26 August to 9 September 2016.