Key Issue

Conservation

Human population has now reached critical mass – we are causing potentially fatal damage to the complex biosphere we live on and which has taken 4.5 billion years to fine-tune itself.  And we have done this in the last 4.5 decades.

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Conservation

Statement of issues

Conservation is a broad term.  We look at this planet as a complex interconnected biosphere.

With human population reaching 8 billion and, soon after, 10 billion, how we feed ourselves becomes a critical issue.  Will we be unable to do this if we have depleted the fish stocks, poisoned our fampland and continue to rely on unsustainable sources such as beef.

The damage we are causing our biosphere is accelerating.  We need to look at each one of the nine biophysical boundaries defined to understand where we must change – how we must conserve – how we can survive.

 

Biophysical boundaries:

– Climate Change
– Biodiversity Loss
– Biogeochemical
– Ocean Acidification
– Land Use
– Freshwater
– Ozone Depletion
– Atmospheric Aerosols
– Chemical Pollution
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Conservation ACOPS Advisory Committee on the Protection of the Sea United Kingdom Visit Website
Action And Engagement ACS Visit Website
Conservation - Arctic Circle Iceland Visit Website
Conservation WWF Arctic Programme, World Wildlife Fund Canada Visit Website
Action And Engagement AMCS Visit Website
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Conservation - Blue Water Network United States Visit Website
Education CMBC Visit Website
Conservation CCU Circumpolar Conservation Union United States Visit Website
Conservation - Clean Arctic Alliance, HFO Free Arctic United Kingdom Visit Website
Education CRESLI Visit Website
Conservation - Conservation Intnernational United States Visit Website
Conservation CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Iceland Visit Website
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Conservation - United States Visit Website
Conservation CRF Visit Website
Conservation DOSI Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative United Kingdom Visit Website
Conservation DSCC Netherlands Visit Website
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Conservation EEA European Environmental Agency Denmark Visit Website
Conservation - Fish Reef Project United States Visit Website
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Education FSO Visit Website
Conservation - Gallifrey Foundation Switzerland Visit Website
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Conservation GCRA Visit Website
Conservation - Global Ocean Trust Germany Visit Website
Action And Engagement GBRMPA Visit Website
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Conservation - Green Wave Visit Website
Conservation - Greenpeace International Netherlands Visit Website
Conservation - Greenpeace International Netherlands Visit Website
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Conservation IOI Intenational Ocean Institute  Malta Visit Website
Conservation - International Declaration on the Future of the Arctic, Greenpeace Netherlands Visit Website
Conservation IMO International Maritime Organisation United Kingdom Visit Website
Conservation IUCN Switzerland Visit Website
Conservation - Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS), Parvati Canada Visit Website
Education MBA Visit Website
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Action And Engagement MCS United Kingdom Visit Website
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Conservation - National Geographic Society United States Visit Website
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Conservation NRDC Natural Resources Defence Council United States Visit Website
Conservation NAMMCO North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission Norway Visit Website
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Conservation - Ocean Conservancy United States Visit Website
Research OCR Visit Website
Conservation - Oceana United States Visit Website
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Conservation - Oceans Unite United Kingdom Visit Website
Conservation - Oceans United United Kingdom Visit Website
Education PMMC Visit Website
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Action And Engagement RAE Visit Website
Conservation - Sargasso Sea Commission United States Visit Website
Conservation - Save the Arctic, Greenpeace Netherlands Visit Website
Conservation STHSC Save the High Seas Coalition Netherlands Visit Website
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Action And Engagement STC United States Visit Website
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Conservation OSPAR The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic United Kingdom Visit Website
Conservation ICES The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea  Denmark Visit Website
Research MarLIN Visit Website
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Conservation - The Oak Foundation – Ocean Conservation Commitment United States Visit Website
Action And Engagement TOF Visit Website
Conservation - The Pew Charitable Trusts United States Visit Website
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Conservation TBA Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Austria Visit Website
Action And Engagement TIRN Visit Website
Conservation UNEP United Nations Environment Programme Kenya Visit Website
Education WDC Visit Website
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Conservation WWF World Wide Fund for Nature – Ocean Initiatives United States Visit Website
Conservation WWF World Wildlife Fund International Switzerland Visit Website
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    Glossary

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    Have you found a term that you really would like to know the definition for? You are probably not alone. Send us the term and let us know the context you have seen it used in and we will research and try and add it to our Glossary with a definition.

    Arctic

    Of all the major oceans, only one, the Arctic Ocean, hasn’t been fished, polluted, drilled into for oil and gas or traversed by heavy fuel oil powered ships. Let's keep it that way.

    Climate Change

    At the front line of climate change, the ocean plays a central role in regulating the Earth’s climate - a critical role we must protect for our own sake.

    Deep sea mining

    There are sources of minerals in the deep sea but we must first understand how to manage and mitigate the risks that come with extracting them.

    Plastic Pollution

    Our insatiable demand for plastic has turned this material into an environmental and public health nightmare. The impact affects he creatures of the sea and humans too.