News Updates

7 August, 2023

Ocean acidification (OA) is a direct result of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2), which is altering the chemical balance of seawater that marine life (like shellfish, finfish and coral) need to grow, reproduce, and thrive. Combined with other impacts of climate change like ocean warming and reduced oxygen levels, marine species and ecosystems are […]

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6 July, 2023

Sian Owen, Director of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition The clock is ticking for the ocean. This month, the meetings of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston, Jamaica could see the approval of the world’s first major deep-sea mining operation. The ISA Council could give large-scale deep-sea mining the go-ahead following the triggering of […]

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6 June, 2023

Matsobane Malebatja, Youth4MPAs As we face a global crisis of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation due to rising global temperatures, it is imperative that we make sustainable decisions for a healthier future. However, climate anxiety and a lack of exposure to these issues limits our ability to engage in discussions and provide meaningful contributions as […]

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17 November, 2022

by Jack Murphy, Fisheries Project Officer, Fauna & Flora International The societal and economic importance of global fisheries is hard to over-state, with catch of almost 100 million tonnes of fish per year, wild capture fisheries provide an important source of protein to billions. Fishing is a vast industry with huge direct and indirect consequences […]

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21 September, 2022

By Vivienne Solis Rivera, Founder, CoopeSoliDar R.L., Costa Rica and edited by Kate Bevitt, Communications Specialist, WorldFish Many environmental NGOs, including RISE UP members, express a deep and clear concern for small-scale fisheries (SSF) livelihoods, culture, and way of life. But what is the best way to support the SSF movement and their needs, concerns, […]

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27 July, 2022

by Richard Page, RISE UP Campaign Director. Almost three million whales were killed for their oil and meat in the 20th century, bringing many species to the brink of extinction. Meeting at this hotel on the 23rd July 1982, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) agreed a global ban on commercial whaling. The ban remains in […]

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13 June, 2022

World Ocean Day, June 8th, provides a chance to celebrate and highlight what’s at stake with regards to the Ocean for this and future generations. Singer-songwriter Ali Russell has shared her song The Pearl with us which expresses how many of us feel about marine life and the seas around us. Enjoy and we hope […]

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