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Recycle Africa enlists UN help to turn “trash to treasure”

To mark the UN Ocean Conference, one African recycling company, has been raising awareness of marine , together with UN agencies on the Kenyan coast this week.

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UN and Africa: focus on Gabon, CAR and Ocean Conference

Gabon to create vast network of protected marine areas in Africa

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Ocean Conference shines light on illegal trade: CITES chief

The illegal trade in marine species is one of the major issues that needs to be under the spotlight at the UN Ocean Conference this week.

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News in Brief 6 June 2017 (PM)

American actor Adrian Grenier latest UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador

Hollywood star Adrian Grenier has landed a new role: UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador.

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Forest project in Trinidad & Tobago also protects marine life: FAO

Civil society groups, government agencies and local people in Trinidad and Tobago are coming together to improve management of forests and other protected areas, including those linked to the sea.

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Amid ‘bad year’ for coral, UN launches tool and report outlining ways to protect threatened reefs

At the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) taking place in Nairobi this week, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) was among a group of agencies launching a new tool and report that recommends ways to protect threatened coral reefs.

Plastic waste causes $13 billion in annual damage to marine ecosystems, says UN agency

Concern is growing over widespread plastic waste that is threatening marine life – with conservative yearly estimates of $13 billion in financial damage to marine ecosystems, according to two reports issued at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly.

On World Oceans Day, UN chief issues call to protect marine environment

Marking World Oceans Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to do more to reverse degradation of the marine environment, which influences virtually all aspects of life on the planet.

Humanity's noisy impact on marine animals to be focus of UN-backed meeting

With noisy human activity on the world's oceans possibly disrupting the well-being of marine creatures, perhaps reducing their ability to find food, seek out mates or avoid predators, the United Nations is hosting a meeting to launch a decade-long investigation into the problem.

New regulations to reduce marine pollution in Antarctic enter into force – UN

A ban on pollution from heavy grade fuel oils in the Antarctic region goes into effect today, the United Nations maritime agency reported.