OCEAN of TRUTH. Remember the Reef. Department of the Environment and Energy. Humpback whale Copyright: Fiona and David Harvey Find out about marine species conservation in Australia Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Australia has rights and responsibilities over 16 million square kilometres of ocean - more than twice the area of the Australian continent.
Two guys from Australia invented a trash bin for the ocean. Pools have filters so why not the ocean?
It’s a question many ocean lovers have asked (myself included) but two Australians pondered this and took it further by inventing a filter for harbors around the world. Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, two avid surfers, quit their jobs to create a “seabin” that collects trash, oil, fuel and detergents. The fact that the “seabin” collects oil and detergents succeeds in eliminating all the things the world doesn’t want in the sea and which are extremely hard to filter out once in the ocean. The two inventors also started the Seabin Project with two objectives in mind. The first is to create more seabins out of the plastic the first bins collect. 10 Endangered Ocean Species and Marine Animals. Diving & Marine Conservation in Cambodia.
Placement location: Koh Sdach Role: To conduct marine wildlife surveys, collect data, and participate in community activities, such as workshops and waste management plans.
Requirements: None Local Environment: Marine Accommodation: Shared volunteer bungalows Length of placement: From 1 week Start dates: Flexible Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% As a volunteer on Projects Abroad’s Diving & Marine Conservation Project in Cambodia, you will contribute to the protection of marine wildlife and assist with important community work. The main threat to the marine environment in Cambodia is the lack of regulation and awareness in the fishing industry, which leads to overfishing and destructive fishing practices. Volunteer Internship in Marine Conservation and Research.
Protecting Cambodia’s island paradise?, Post Weekend, Phnom Penh Post. In the waters around the Koh Rong archipelago, the first attempt at government-mandated marine conservation in the Kingdom is underway – it is designed to curb illegal fishing and bad tourism practices by engaging local commmunities.
But questions remain as to whether the pressures of development might undercut the effort. A throng of backpackers and holidaymakers crowds the pier to get onto the fast-ferry from Sihanoukville to the Koh Rong archipelago. Nearby, a delivery of Cambodia Beer kegs is unloaded from a truck to be shipped to the islands. Great Barrier Reef coral dead, damaged from bleaching event, survey finds. Posted Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek.
Video: Survey of coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef (ABC News) CRIME SCENE: Great Barrier Reef activists take aim at oil companies - Hack - triple j. Bright yellow tape reading "CRIME SCENE - DO NOT CROSS" probably isn't the first thing you'd expect to see while out on a scuba dive.
But that's exactly what you would've encountered if you'd trekked out to the Great Barrier Reef last Sunday. Activists from climate change group 350.org staged a protest on the ocean floor, bringing props and signs to make their point. They took aim at multinational oil and gas companies including Exxon Mobil for producing fossil fuels that contribute to global warming.
One sign read: "Exxon killed the reef #ExxonKnew. " Another targeted Australian energy provider AGL. Bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef and the impact of Coal Seam Gas - Hack - triple j. Marine conservation efforts just took a major step forward. Ocean conservation efforts took a significant step forward on Friday when a measure to protect 30 percent of the world's oceans by 2030 passed during a major meeting in Hawaii.
The resolution, which is non-binding, garnered widespread support from the governments and global organizations gathered in Honolulu for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress. Marine scientists say expanding Marine Protected Areas is essential in order to spare oceans from further destruction and ensure that ecosystems stay healthy enough to adapt to human-caused climate change. "Marine reserves are also climate reserves, and protecting 30 percent of the ocean will ensure local communities are more resilient to climate change," Seth Horstmeyer, a director with The Pew Charitable Trusts' Global Ocean Legacy project, said in a statement after the vote. Who Are Tomorrow's Leaders in Ocean Conservation? By Julia Luthringer, Conservation Innovation Fellow at Conservation X Labs Photo: Alex Dehgan On World Oceans Day 2014, Nancy Knowlton and Elin Kelsey launched #OceanOptimism, a hashtag used by researchers and practitioners to share marine conservation successes globally. 60 million tweets later, there’s a lot to be hopeful about.
I spent the past few weeks “catching” hope at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii. President Obama drastically expanded the Papahānaumokuākea National Monument to 582,578 square miles to serve as a sanctuary for endangered and imperiled marine species. $5.3B Pledged for Marine Conservation at US Summit. A 90-nation conference devoted to the world's oceans ended Friday with $5.3 billion in pledges for marine conservation, which U.S.
Secretary of State John Kerry said proves "we are making progress. " Forty significant new or expanded marine protected areas were created at the Our Ocean summit, including President Barack Obama's announcement of the first U.S. marine reserve in the Atlantic Ocean — an area totaling 13,000 square kilometers and known for its underwater mountains and canyons off the coast of New England. Commercial fishing, oil exploration and other activities are limited in such areas to protect ecosystems. FILE - Fishermen pull in a net full of anchovies from the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 22, 2012. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is dedicated to sustaining the environment.
As an attraction that is devoted solely to the marine environment, it demonstrates environmentally sound practice in every area of its operation. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium treats its animals as an educational resource, presenting its animals alongside educative programs, which inform the public on the biology, status and conservation problems of the species. Reduce, reuse, recycle (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection) According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, every Australian contributes around two tonnes of waste each year - a mixture of household garbage and industrial waste created by things we buy or use. It's becoming more difficult and expensive to find new refuse tips for waste. Waste disposal is a major issue for the government and the community. By minimising waste ( ) by avoiding and reducing waste, and re-using and recycling, we can cut waste by up to 50 percent-and even more if we compost ( ).
Reducing waste also reduces litter ( ). Do the right thing, put it in the bin Sunshine Coast. Why We Defend Oceans - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Project Ocean. The Global Goals Australia Campaign » Goal 14: Life Below Water. Agenda 21 - Chapter 17. CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992) (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992) Chapter 17 17.1. Leo DiCaprio Pledges 7 Million for Oceans. Australian Marine Conservation Society. Global development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development The UN’s 193 member states formally agreed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) on 25 September 2015 in New York.
The new agenda provides a roadmap for global development efforts to 2030 and beyond. While non-binding, the 2030 Agenda will be highly influential, shaping development cooperation and finance flows from a range of sources, including nation states, multilateral organisations, the private sector and philanthropic entities. Sustainable Development Goals. Reef bleaching. Coralbleaching. Sustainable Development Goal #14.
Great Barrier Reef crisis: Time to address coral catastrophe. There is no one who would wish for a cyclone, but the monster storm that ravaged Fiji this year may well have spared Australia's Great Barrier Reef from catastrophe. Such is the delicate balance in the ecosystem, in the days after Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in February, a tropical deluge subsequently swept across Queensland. The rains lowered ocean temperatures at the reef, likely saving southern corals from widespread bleaching. But the vagaries of nature offer small comfort: the Great Barrier Reef is under incredible stress, and this is compounded by a Coalition government that has willfully obstructed attempts to recognise the scale of the problem.
More than a third of the coral in the central and northern regions of the reef has died this year, a casualty of an El Nino-driven spike in water temperature exacerbated by global warming. Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section, aerial survey reveals - 28/03/2016. Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section, aerial survey reveals Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 28/03/2016 Reporter: Peter McCutcheon An aerial survey of the northern Great Barrier Reef has shown that 95 per cent of the northern reefs are now severely bleached — far worse than previously thought. Transcript. Welcome to the United Nations. Oceans - United Nations Sustainable Development. 10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean. Cambodia Ranked Low on Environmental Health - The Cambodia Daily.