Seagrass ranks with coral reefs and mangrove swamps as among the most endangered marine habitats, but is often overlooked and regarded as an innocuous feature of the ocean. But here's why it should rank high in the conservation agenda.
With local officials failing to implement a Supreme Court decision calling for a halt to mining activities on Pulau Bangka, Indonesia’s Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has pledged to raise the matter with the president.
Oceans are a critical ally to fighting climate change and supporting sustainable livelihoods, and we must do more to safeguard them, say Swedish international development minister Isabella Lovin, Global Ocean Commission co-chair Trevor Manuel and Fiji foreign affairs minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
Plastic is increasingly seen as the 'workhorse material' of the modern economy, but its wasteful use is linked to environmental problems and economic losses. Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation rethinks how we use the ubiquitous material.