The oceans and its critters have been among the foundations of human societies. Approximately three billion people around the world depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods as fisheries alone generate over U.S.$360 billion dollars to the global economy, writes IPS.
Healthy Oceans, Healthy Societies
IPS, 5 March 2019
Over recent years, there have been shocking reports of marine endangerment and plastic pollution. The threats are clear, and now urgent action is needed more than ever. Read more »
State Moves to Protect Indian Ocean Resources
Daily News, 6 March 2019
MINISTER for Livestock and Fisheries Luhaga Mpina said yesterday that the government has formed a special zone for protecting resources in Indian Ocean. Read more »
Eco-Anxiety and Hope - What to Do Instead of Waiting for Extinction
Daily Maverick, 6 March 2019
How do we respond to eco-anxiety? Curl ourselves into balls of denial and trust that some techno-fix just over the horizon will save us or do we need transformative hope? Read more »
Is It Possible to Live Plastic Free?
This is Africa, 5 March 2019
Increasingly, African cities are being covered in litter, dumpsites and mounds and mounds of garbage, the majority of which is plastic. Given the environment's turn for the worse,… Read more »
Environmentalists are commending Seychelles' strong conservation practices which have resulted in the ranking with a score of 77 out of 100. Globally, the island nation ranked 33rd ... Read more »
The Blue Economy is about all activities that make sure we use the ocean sustainably while pursuing economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and a healthy ocean, says the ... Read more »
A decade ago, Rwanda banned almost all commercial uses of plastic bags and packaging - one of the world's first actions to reduce the plastic pollution that is choking oceans and ... Read more »
Plastic pollution in the oceans has reached a stage where microplastics - pieces smaller than 5mm - now outnumber stars in our galaxy, according to UN secretary general ... Read more »
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