Source: The Third Pole
Author: James Fahn
The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on June 9 with a “Call For Action”, over 1,300 voluntary commitments made to support ocean health, and aspirations for a new convention to protect biodiversity in the roughly half of our planet which lies beyond national jurisdictions.
The commitments range from vague policy intentions to declarations of marine protected areas extending for millions of square kilometres. Many of these conservation zones are being set up by small isl…
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Cover photo by UNDP/ Freya Morales