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Campaign for Nature and 30X30 Ocean Alliance Submit Intervention to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Campaign for Nature

August 29, 2019
This week in Nairobi, Kenya, the Convention on Biological Diversity, kicked off a year-long process to develop a post-2020 global biodiversity framework that will be adopted at the Conference of Parties meeting in China in October 2020. At this meeting, the 30X30 Ocean Alliance, that includes the Campaign for Nature, Conservation International, National Geographic Society, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oceans5, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, submitted an intervention expressing the alliance’s goal of protecting or conserving at least 30 percent of the ocean through highly and fully protected marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures that demonstrate comparable benefits for biodiversity.

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Ascension Island Soon to Be the Atlantic Ocean’s Largest Marine Protected Area

National Geographic

August 26, 2019
On August 24 the council of Ascension Island, a UK Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, announced its support for the designation of a giant marine reserve around Ascension Island. At 440,000 square kilometers, the new reserve will be by far the largest in the Atlantic Ocean (roughly the size of the state of California). Once established, the marine protected area (MPA) will bring the highest level of protection to this region’s exceptional biodiversity by prohibiting commercial fishing and extractive industries.

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