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As a member of the Community of Ocean Action, you can contribute in several ways.

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The Ocean Conference Registry of Voluntary Commitments remains open for all stakeholders to register their ocean action. We encourage all to stakeholders to register their ocean action to show their commitment to SDG 14.

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Mangroves

Mangroves are highly productive ecosystems providing numerous goods and services that include support of fisheries, maintenance and improvement of water quality, coastal protection and carbon sequestration. Mangroves have been estimated to provide at least US$1.6 billion per year in ?ecosystem services? worldwide. Approximately 67% of global mangroves have been lost in the past century to coastal development, aquaculture, pollution and other human activities.

The importance of mangroves is reflected in more than 90 voluntary commitments that relate to the restoration, rehabilitation, protection and management of mangroves and associated ecosystems. These voluntary commitments reflect the vital role that mangroves play in supporting livelihoods of coastal communities, sustainable fisheries, resilience to the impacts of climate change and sequestering atmospheric CO2.

This community of practice aims to support its members in implementing their mangrove-related voluntary commitments by exchanging progress reports, experiences, lessons learned and good practices.

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Conservation and Wise Use of Mangroves and Coral Reefs in Latin America and the Caribbean
The objective of the voluntary commitment is to increase the area and number of wetlands with mangrove ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean that are wisely used and conserved according to the Ramsar Convention guidelines and in line with the work plan of the regional initiative and the Strategic Plan of the Convention. To achieve this, Ram [more]
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Tokio Marine's Mangrove-based Value Co-Creation 100-Year Declaration
Tokio Marine & Nichido (hereinafter \"Tokio Marine\") has been providing Mangrove-based Solutions as a Insurance for the Future of the Earth globally since 1999, and has adhered to its Mangrove Planting 100-Year Declaration. We hereby refresh the Declaration with our aspiration to continue creating social value with you. Tokio Marine recognizes a w [more]
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Enhancing research and awareness on the impact of plastic on tropical marine ecosystems
Plastics are widely used because they are lightweight, durable and inexpensive. Low recovery rates and improper disposal of plastic waste has resulted in the accumulation of plastics in the environment. This has led to the emergence of a new type of contaminant in the environment, referred to as microplastic. Both larger plastic materials and micro [more]
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Liceu Santista Geography Lab
Develop in students the geographical reasoning from the conservation of the oceans.\r\n\r\n• Stimulate spatial thinking and articulate the problems of oceans to the notions of causality, location and conditions from a critical analysis of local realities, regional and worldwide.\r\n\r\nOur oceans cover three quarters of our planet, connect our po [more]
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One Gulf of California (1GC)
Work with Mexican state governments (Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja California, Baja California Sur) and civil society in coastal communities surrounding the Gulf of California to co-create 2 year action plans, with concrete steps -- commitments -- to end marine pollution and ensure sustainable fishing practices in the Gulf of California.\\r\\n\\r\\nThis mo [more]
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Creating awareness and ensuring access to technology through education & community programs
The Foundation is an initiative to promote environmental conservation in general, spread awareness about climate change and empower the coastal communities, youth to take necessary action. The Foundation acts as a facilitator between communities, industry, government agencies, academic & research institutes to achieve its objectives. It has been in [more]
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FISHERMEN (NAF)
I AM DR.ANANTHA NAGESH BABU PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FISHERMEN (NAF) HAVING LONG COASTAL LINE, i have 22 years experience in fisheries and aquaculture, i am successfully completed my M.Sc fisheries in Bhopal university India. i expert of shrimp hatcheries i would like to transfer my technology for poor community at the same time i nee [more]
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Ocean University Initiative
Ocean University Initiative has been launched by the University of Brest with the support of local authorities and many of our local and national science partners. Brest/Western part of Brittany hosts the largest concentration of marine research in France and France has put a large investment into concentrating research capacities in this area. T [more]
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Webinar: Jun 14 Mangrove Restoration for SDG 14: Discover the Potential
The UN Community of Ocean Action for Mangroves invites you to a webinar focused on the potential of mangrove restoration towards the implementation of SDG14. Dr. Tom Worthington of the University of Cambridge will present the Mangrove Restoration Potential Map and demonstrate how to utilize the map to inform effective restoration. In addition, coor [more]
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Webinar: Jun 12 Mangrove Restoration for SDG 14: Discover the Potential
The UN Community of Ocean Action for Mangroves invites you to a webinar focused on the potential of mangrove restoration towards the implementation of SDG14. Dr. Tom Worthington of the University of Cambridge will present the Mangrove Restoration Potential Map and demonstrate how to utilize the map to inform effective restoration. In addition, coor [more]
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Action and Outreach on Ocean Acidification
We will work with primary affected stakeholders like fishermen, tribes, and coastal communities to educate them about the issues, provide solutions, and help them speak up for their best interests (and the oceans!). Including at least 10 workshops per year and publishing our Ocean Acidification Report 3-4x/yr: which mails to approx ~7000 people in [more]
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