Rise Up for the Ocean

16 November, 2023

On the late afternoon of October 30th, I tuned in to the ISA WebTV. I was looking forward to the start of the International Seabed Authority’s (ISA) 28th Session Part III – Council Meeting, a gathering of state representatives and vested observers from around the world to discuss the rules and regulations for Deep Sea […]

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4 October, 2023

Dr. Sylvia Earle, the Mission Blue Alliance founder, is a major voice advocating for ocean protection. Her Deepness travels the globe delivering impassioned speeches encouraging people and reaffirming the message that we have both the knowledge and the power to make a positive change in marine conservation. Sylvia’s unwavering dedication to our planet’s aquatic realms […]

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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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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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29 April, 2022

How artists and scientists are collaborating to communicate the plight of our coral reefs by Simon Meiklejohn (Vulgar Earth artist) The ocean attracts us all. There is nothing more other-worldly than to sit on a moonlit beach and to stare out at the twin alien worlds of space and ocean. Most of us live out […]

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