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At UN, Countries to Consider Need for Global Instrument to Protect Marine Biodiversity

Positive move for marine biodiversity & conservation from UN this week, including UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling in Whaling Case: Australia vs Japan eliciting temporary halt to whaling activities in Antarctic affecting fin, humpback, & minke whales.

ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: SAVING THE OCEANS – A REINVIGORATING CONCEPT, By Ambassador Mo
“What we need is to create new momentum for ocean sustainability. The Oceans Compact sets out a strategic vision for the UN System to deliver more coherently and effectively on its oceans-related mandates, consistent with the Rio+20 outcome,” offered UNSG Ban Ki-moon as he launched a new initiative to reinvigorate protection of the oceans and its resources. –MORE–
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