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Connectivity & population of albacore tuna in the southwest Indian Ocean
The accurate assessment and management of this heavily exploited resource requires a robust understanding of its biology and of the pattern of connectivity among oceanic regions. This study aims to assess the Indian Ocean’s albacore population dynamics and connectivity.
Join the Tide Turners Summit today and help fight marine plastic!
Over 50,000 youth in Africa alone – including in Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, and Tanzania – have already joined to take action to fight plastic pollution. Learn about UNEP’s Tide Turners below and click here to join the summit.
Early trajectories of coral communities in Seychelles
New research on coral communities in the Aldabra Atoll of the Seychelles following the 2015-16 bleaching event predicts coral regeneration will be too slow to make up for the frequency/severity of future bleaching events.
Study First to Tally Biomass from Oceanic Plastic Debris
Introduced more than 50 years ago, plastic substrates are a novel microbial habitat in the world’s oceans. While several studies have surveyed microbial diversity and quantified specific members of these biofilm habitats, a new study is the first to holistically quantify total cell inventories under in situ conditions.
The need for a network of Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean
The Southern Ocean is one of the least-altered marine ecosystems on Earth, encompassing 10& of the world’s ocean. A new partnership is working with governments to encourage the adoption of ecosystem-based fisheries management practices and establish a network of marine protected areas around Antarctica.
How Nature-Based Solutions can power a green jobs recovery
The International Labor Organization and WWF’s new report outlines how an increasing range of nature-based solutions could be harnessed to create employment while simultaneously protecting nature, mitigating climate change, and making societies safer, healthier, and more resilient.
Did you miss the Webinar on Sustainable Management of Rivers?
Now you can watch a recording of the Webinar on webinar on Sustainable Management of Rivers and the launch of ‘Guidelines on the Assessment of Environmental Flows in the Western Indian Ocean Region’.