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New Partnerships Needed to Ensure Future of Marine Environments: UN

On World Oceans Day, UN Environment Programme Launches Guide to Ecosystem-based Management

Nairobi, 8 June 2011 – Declines in marine and coastal ecosystems due to human activities such as overfishing and pollution could be reversed if organisations, communities and other stakeholders adopt a more integrated approach to managing coastal environments. Closer partnerships between different marine users – such as fishing communities, the tourism industry and conservationists – can also help coastal communities become better prepared for natural disasters and the impacts of global warming, such ocean acidification and changes in sea levels. Read the full article

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Nick Nuttall, UNEP Spokesperson / Head of Media on Tel. + 254 733 632755 or +41 79 596 57 37, e-mail: [email protected]