Issues and Legal Aspects
Marine biodiversity: Issues and Legal Aspects
This paper was presented at the National Conference at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India
The Convention on Biological Diversity defines...
Threats to Marine Biodiversity
Biodiversity' is the name for the variety of all biological life. This includes plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems they live in. 'Marine biodiversity' refers to this variety of life in coastal and ocean environments...
Marine and Coastal
Biodiversity in the Convention
on Biological Diversity
Rather than focusing on areas that may fall outside the scope of the UN Convention
on Biological Diversity (CBD), a closer look at the strengths of the Convention and
its synergies with other bodies dealing with marine...
Marine Biodiversity is one of the assets of the Philippines, and because of this, the country bear the title of the “Centre of Marine biodiversity”. But as timed passed by, little by little, this asset is being disturbed because of human deeds, and if the authorities didn’t do something, the once...
Topic: Marine Protection and Biodiversity
The oceans cover 70% of the planet’s surface area, and marine and coastal environments contain diverse habitats that support an abundance of marine life. Especially Mexico, where is bordered on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on...
and the discovery of new medicines are put at risk by the loss of biodiversity. Those who are pro-conservation site that species are of value as they may have extractive uses, such as wildflower harvesting, medicinal plant cultivation, and the livelihoods that are maintained from marine and coastal...
Shipbreaking Activities in Bangladesh and collision of Marine Biodiversity
Prabal Barua Associate Program Officer YPSA
The marine environment of the coastal water is vital to mankind on a global as well as on local basis concerning energy. Man is becoming a dominant part of the ecosystem in many...
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Ecology and Environment
aquatic ecosystems, benthic ecosystems, biodiversity, biogeography, deserts, ecological competition, ecological processes, ecosystem diversity, ecosystem functions, ecosystems, environmental assessment, estuarine...
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Biodiversity in the desert environment
The Importance of the wild spread more than 2250 types of fungal plant in the Kingdom. Return to, that the kingdom is the basic unit of Pyramids of life and food chains, with the human on the top of that pyramid. Out of a 97 mammalian species in the...
It is clearly the case that variations in levels of biodiversity are highly influenced by physical factors. The climate of a region has a massive impact on the levels of biodiversity, as this determines what flora and fauna can survive. Sunlight, temperature, water and CO₂ are all limiting factors...
opportunities to exploitation of biological resources and marine resources in particular, especially in the islands other than the capital Male’ and tourist resorts.
Maldives has taken some initiatives on biodiversity conservation. Several marine species including napoleon wrasse, dolphins, turtles...
zebra mussel (p. 266)
We know very little about the earth’s aquatic biodiversity because there has been so little exploration of the water on this ‘water planet.’
A. Three patterns of marine biodiversity are:
1. The greatest marine biodiversity occurs in coral reefs...
extend to 64 kilometers long
-this method can lead to overfishing due to many bycatch
IV. We Can Protect and Sustain Marine Biodiversity
A. Reasons Why Protecting Marine Biodiversity is Difficult
1. The human ecological footprint and fishprint are expanding so rapidly
2. Much of the damage to...
for a longer time period of time during extremely low tides.
The low tide zone is filled with life. The most outstanding difference with this subregion to the other three is that there is much more marine vegetation, especially seaweeds. There is a great biodiversity as well. Organisms in this...
Marine biodiversity in oceans is what makes the oceans such a vital part of the Earth’s life support system. Fisheries however, are making oceans depleted and deteriorated due to overfishing and the harvesting of fish in fisheries. The state of global fisheries is becoming a major concern. The...
The release of heavy fuel oil into the eastern Mediterranean has been described as Lebanon’s worst –ever environmental disaster. The slick covers 170km (105 miles) of Lebanon’s coastline and is spreading out to the sea. The environmental impact of the oil spill on marine biodiversity is expected to...
Next ,our group will bring you into a mysterious ,colorful and interesting marine organism `s world.we`ll show you in four parts,the marine biodiversity,the development and utilization of marine biological resources,threat to the marine biodiversity,the conservation of marine environment...
Bax, N., Williamson, A., Aguero, M. Gonzalez, E., & Geeves, W. (2003). Marine invasive alien species: a threat to global biodiversity. Marine Policy, 27(4), 313-323. doi: 10.1016/S0308- 597X(03)00041 -1...
IUCN Inshore marine fishes data International Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), FAO and IUCN Seagrasses Incompletely collated Mangrove Available from various sources Marine Turtles Available from various sources
Paine (1997) prepared a world ranking of mega-biodiversity...
affect on diversity. Unfortunately marine biodiversity losses are linked to human impact like overfishing, pollution, and habitat destruction, often due to poor management and wrong policies, therefore the local communities need to internalize externalities (Worm et al., 2006).
Coral reef are very...
organisms resulting from modern biotechnology – has since arisen out of the CBD [www.biodiv.org/biosafety]. Member states have structured their work into thematic programs, which include marine and coastal biodiversity, agricultural biodiversity, forest biodiversity, the biodiversity of inland waters, and...
includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.” (Marine Biodiversity) What sets this definition apart is from it you can deduce that there are three separate levels within biodiversity and they are: species diversity, genetic diversity and ecosystem diversity. (Marine Biodiversity...
Philippines is a global priority for the conservation of marine biodiversity. The country is also highly dependent on marine resources, with more than one million people directly dependent upon the fisheries sector.
BALER, Aurora , Philippines – A marine research center that would conduct continuing...
receive better protection than marine targets. However, most targets still do not meet minimum CBD (convention on Biological Diversity) 10% protection goals.
Mangroves, tidal creeks, and seabirds were the only biodiversity targets to exceed the minimum CBD goal of 10% protection, but still failed...
risk from overexploitation, pollution and
The loss of coral reefs would result in enormous biodiversity loss and
potential destabilization of entire marine ecosystems. The
preservation of coral reefs should be a high priority along with forest
ecosystems to preserve the...
marine, freshwater and terrestrial communities, climate change has negative influences on biodiversity in Northern Canada. In order to conserve the biodiversity and improve the global warming, Canadian governments and schools have devoted to take actions on climate change.
Climate change refers to...
increase in marine biodiversity during the Phanerozoic Period a comprehensive, global program directed to obtain new data is urgently needed (14). The fossil record and the application of several analytical treatments to the data [largely the survivorship patterns of thousands of cohorts of fossil genera...
in endangering the rich marine biodiversity of Saint Martin’s. The mad rush of overly enthusiastic tourists is contributing a great deal in the damage process. Presence of tourists has put tremendous pressure on the island's capacity for handling sewage and waste disposal. Non-biodegradable wastes...
Norlie John Turqueza
Littering Arctic seafloor
Dec. 13, 2012 — Biologists record increasing amounts of plastic litter in the Arctic deep sea: studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago