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 […]Read More
by Manon Dene, RISE UP coordinator for France In anticipation of the One Ocean Summit organized by the French government, the RISE UP network initiated an open letter urging France to demonstrate leadership to increase the level of ambition needed to restore ocean health through the High Seas Treaty. The open letter to president Emmanuel […]Read More
By Vivienne Solís Rivera and Kim Sander Wright, ICCA Consortium.
Indigenous peoples, local communities and small-scale artisanal fisherwomen and fishermen are the rights-holders and custodians of marine life within their coastal and marine territories. All around the world, these people have deep bonds with specific areas or bodies of natural resources and over generations have developed a huge variety of effective forms of governance in the form of customs and rules that ensure nature is conserved and livelihoods are sustained. These “territories of life” are fundamental for the conservation and thriving of life on our planet.Read More
by Dr. Monica Verbeek, Seas At Risk.
When lockdown measures first eased, I went for a walk along the beach near Lisbon, Portugal. The sea is usually comforting, yet this time, looking out at the waves, I was reminded of our collective destruction and exploitation of the environment – and of how this has contributed to the severity of the pandemic.Read More
By Aya Mariyam Rahil Naseem, Maldives Coral Institute.
The ocean makes up 99% of my home, the Maldives. It supports our native biodiversity, ancient culture and daily lives. Our very thinking is from an oceanic perspective. We have names for all the parts of the sea – the different depths, the colours, the ripples, the waves, the shapes and sections of reefs and the patches of corals. They are all embedded in language and used in life.Read More