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Saving the Oceans Through Law The International Legal t


Plastic bag adrift in ocean.

Oceans and the Law of the Sea

A man stands on a damage pier days after this Caribbean island sustained extensive damage in

A man and a girl paddle in the Pacific Ocean at sunset in Santa Monica,

International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans

83 countries are more ocean than land

By Khairunnisa Saprik



Sunset over ocean

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo.

Jhonny Arcentales was captured in these open waters between Ecuador and Colombia.

Historic UN talks could save the high seas

Sandy sea floor off Australia (Credit: Getty Images)

A view from the back of the freighter and cruise ship Aranui 5 as it sails

UNEP also created The Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities.

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Law of the Sea Legal Regions; 74.

Olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) are deep sea dwellers.

Photo of a coral reef (picture-alliance/Bruce Coleman/Photoshot/R

Charting these watery depths could transform oceanography. It could also aid deep sea miners looking for profit

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Ship on patch of empty ocean (Credit: Getty Images)

A boy pushes a board made with plastic bottles during a surfing lesson at a beach

MarineBio is deeply committed to marine conservation and founded on the concept that, by sharing the wonders of the ocean and marine life, people will be ...

the Maltese SAR zone according to the 2004 amendments

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Ten 'stealth microplastics' to avoid if you want to save the oceans

Image of killed by bleaching on Zenith Reef, on the northern Great Barrier Reef in

Search and Rescue Regions (SRR) in the Mediterranean according to the... | Download Scientific Diagram

LLM Law of the Sea, Sustainable Development and International Law

The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law Volume I: The Law of the Sea - David Attard; Malgosia Fitzmaurice; Norman Martinez - Oxford University Press

The Island of Rarotonga, the largest island in the Cook Islands, is viewed from

Global Ideas Plastikmüll in den Weltmeeren (picture-alliance/Photoshot)

How oceans- and seas-related measures contribute to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: Local and regional ...

Oceans. Humpback whale

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Image: Source: UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)

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Rights of Nature to Save the Endangered Sharks of the Galapagos | Earth Law Center

How we're involved in ocean management

A Beach Town's Dilemma: Protect Homes or Save the Shore?

A regular process for the global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including Socioeconomic aspects (GMA)

“Don't just accept the future, go shape it.” Take-aways from the Our Ocean Youth Summit

Jack Johnson

Althelia Partners with Conservational International and the Environmental Defense Fund to launch the Sustainable Ocean Fund

Belugas gather in Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. (Ansgar Walk/Wikimedia), CC BY-SA

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Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them: Ted Danson, Michael D'Orso: 9781605292625: Amazon.com: Books

How can we stop the spread of ocean dead zones?


This May 23, 2018, file photo shows plastic drinking straws in New York.

We need a global conservation agreement for the high seas

More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, says Ellen MacArthur | Business | The Guardian

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Red Crescent volunteers and staff attending to a line of body bags on a beach with

Protect our oceans from the dangers of pollution by plastic say international campaigning group 'Plastic


The quest to map the mysteries of the ocean floor

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International rivers are open tonavigation by all ships.

More than 50% of the global ocean lies in areas beyond national jurisdiction (light blue). The 'high seas' and international seabed area lie beyond the ...

Confronting Ocean Acidification

How Laws Around the World Help Improve Ocean Health


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For decades environmentalists have fought to save our oceans from the perils of overfishing, climate change, and pollution. All noble efforts -- but what if ...

Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. "


Smokestacks leading to carbon pollution

Banning Plastic Bags Is Great for the World, Right? Not So Fast

In its own 'war on plastic', the UK government is a deserter | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall | Opinion | The Guardian

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Scientists with Australia's ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies said on Monday, April 10, that they had recorded “severe coral bleaching across ...

Controlling plastic pollution on land could limit what ends up in the sea. (Ingrid Taylar/Flickr), CC BY

Fishermen unload fishing gear at a port in Lianyuangang, in eastern China's Jiangsu province,

... international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, ...

Plastic in ocean