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As governments fail to agree Global Ocean Treaty, Greenpeace ship encounters armada of fishing vessels on high seas
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CEOs and Leaders in global conservation organizations in a call to world governments
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Ocean Protection Further Delayed as UN Ocean Negotiations Close Without Treaty
Negotiations for a new UN Treaty to protect two thirds of the planet have ended without conclusion at the UN Headquarters in New York....
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High Seas Treaty Negotiations Video Updates
Latest Video Updates from the UN High Seas Treaty Negotiations (IGC4) - New York, 7-18 March...
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The BBNJ Treaty, Sharks and Ocean Action: Why we need EU and global leadership to conclude the BBNJ negotiations
Recognizing the importance of a new BBNJ Treaty for conserving marine biodiversity and the rapid decline of sharks in our global ocean due to inaction...
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High Seas Youth Ambassador Blog: The Elephant in the Room: Why Are We Ignoring the Industrial Fishing Industry’s Carbon Footprint?
Another year, another meeting of world leaders to discuss the most pressing problem ever to face our global community. After a brief hiatus in 2020, ...
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HSA collaboration with Canadian Artist Mathias Horne to highlight key high seas species
The High Seas Alliance is excited to announce our collaboration with Canadian artist Mathias Horne as part of our MPA campaign: The Hidden Natural Won...
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Video: The Emperor Seamounts – The Hidden Natural Wonders of the World
The Leading Women for the Ocean network call for an immediate, concerted international effort to adopt a robust and ambitious UN High Seas Treaty to h...
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Comunicado de prensa: Expertos destacan valor del alta mar para la conservación del océano
EL CAMINO HACIA LA CREACIÓN DE LA PRIMERA GENERACIÓN DE ÁREAS MARINAS PROTEGIDAS EN ALTA MAR...
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Hidden Wonders of the High Seas – a path to creating the first generation of high seas marine protected areas
How much do you know about the extraordinary species and habitats of the High Seas? Launching the Hidden Wonders of the Natural World campaign...
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High Seas Youth Ambassador Blog: Climate action is ocean action – both are long overdue!
Right now, politicians from around the world are wrapping up their meetings in Glasgow to discuss climate action at COP26. All of their decisions - or...
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High Level Call for an Ambitious Ocean Outcome at COP26 – 3rd Because The Ocean Declaration
At COP26, the launch of the 3rd Because The Ocean Declaration calls for decision-makers to support the conclusion of an ambitious BBNJ Agreement in 20...
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High Seas Youth Ambassadors call on G20 Leaders’ to commit to making ocean action an integral part of climate action and to adopt an ambitious High Seas Treaty in 2022
High Seas Ambassadors, representing youth from around the world, call on G20 Leaders as they meet in Rome, Italy from 30-31 October for the G20 Leader...
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Youth for Ocean Digital Summit – Register Now!
This inspiring Summit, planned for November 25-27 2021, will generate a powerful space where 200 young change-makers will co-build bold campaigns to d...
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High Seas Youth Ambassadors – Why The High Seas Must Be Part of Discussions at the UN Youth4Climate Summit In Rome
Whether you know them as the High Seas, international waters, or the Latin mare liberum, the bodies of water that lie beyond national jurisdiction are...
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The Honourable Kirk Humphrey calls for the rapid conclusion of an ambitious High Seas Treaty
At the Virtual Islands Summit 2021, Barbados Minister of Maritime and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, delivered an ambitious call to successfully con...
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Virtual Islands Summit – Why the UN High Seas Treaty Negotiations are important to the Caribbean
Virtual Islands Summit 2021 - From the outset of the BBNJ Negotiations, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has played a leading role. This session prov...
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Greenpeace – High Stakes: The environmental and social impacts of destructive fishing on the high seas of the Indian Ocean
In this report, we will focus on fishing pressure on the high seas of the western Indian Ocean; the threats this industry poses to biodiversity and li...
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Young Advocate Pushes for Treaty to Protect High Seas and Long-Term Ocean Health
As negotiations for a High Seas Treaty continues, youth ambassadors work to ensure that their generation's voices are heard. ...
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High Seas Youth Ambassador Blog – The High Seas Treaty: For Life Beyond the Law
Author: Britney Hay

Beyond what the eye can see from our crystalline shores lies a vast and unexplored underwater world that  sustains us all....
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How could the EIA provisions of the BBNJ Agreement apply to activities and existing bodies?
United Nations (UN) Member States are in the final stages of negotiating a new legally binding instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Se...
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High Seas Youth Ambassador Blog – Costa Rica Thermal Dome Adventure and the need for a strong High Seas Treaty
Author: Milla Heckler

In the Eastern Tropical Pacific, off the coast of Central America, there is a phenomenon that is persistent enough from year to...
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The Pew Charitable Trusts – How Much Do You Know About Life in the High Seas?
Beginning 200 miles from coastal shores, beyond the jurisdiction of any country, the high seas are home to a vast array of species and unique ...
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The Forgotten Half of the Planet: The High Seas — Youth Leadership Advancing the UN High Seas Treaty
On 10 June, 2021, the High Seas Alliance, in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center, hosted a 2-hour seminar entitled The Forgotten Half of the Pla...
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Launch of Global Petition to Support a High Seas Treaty
The High Seas Alliance, in collaboration with Only One, officially launch a High Seas Petition calling on world leaders to take action and secure a ro...
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Building Ambition for a new High Seas Treaty – IUCN Webinars
To inform UN negotiations for a new International Legally-Binding Instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas ...
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HSA Newsletter – Spring 2021
HSA has released its Spring 2021 Newsletter. Find out what the High Seas Alliance and its members have been up to over the past several months....
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High Seas Youth Ambassador Blog – Connectivity of the High Seas to Coastal Waters
Authors: Olivia Livingstone and John Paul Jose

A fisherman who builds his life around the Ocean, a community whose economy is supported by the Ocean,...
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ASEAN Workshop
Since April 2021, HSA has collaborated with the Centre for International Law, and the National University of Singapore and Hanoi Law University...
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Turkish Marine Foundation form BBNJ task force with Turkish Government
The Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV) met the representatives of major BBNJ institutions in Ankara, on March 23, 2021. The meeting was held ...
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Working session on Capacity Building and the Transfer of Marine Technology for Latin American delegates
The Latin American region’s positive leadership has been tangible towards the final phase of the negotiations for a new legally binding BBNJ Treaty....
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Coral Reefs on the High Seas launch official website
In April 2021, the Coral Reefs of the High Seas Coalition launched its website....
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UCN Global Youth Summit 2-Day session on youth involvement in the BBNJ Treaty process
The High Seas Alliance in collaboration with the Arctic Youth Network, co-hosted a two-day session for IUCN's Global Youth Summit...
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HSA announces 15 High Seas Youth Ambassadors from around the world
The High Seas Alliance is excited to announce the launch of our High Seas Youth Ambassador Program....