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How much do you love nature?

What is IUCN? One of Mission Blue’s key partners, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has produced this stunning video about their global programs and mission. Clearly planet ocean is a better place with organizations such as IUCN working every day to promote a just world that values and conserves nature.…
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America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project Launch – San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CANovember 18, 2011 Join us for a deeper look into the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project as ocean leaders gather for the official launch in San Diego. To keep their mission to be ‘more than a sport,’ on track, the America’s Cup Event Authority is partnering with some of the leading voices in ocean conservation.  In a recent survey, 70% of adults in America responded that there is nothing wrong with the ocean. These committed ocean advocates and a long list of partners plan to utilize the upcoming America’s Cup events to raise awareness about the harsh realities facing our ocean and to inspire people around the world to make changes in their own lives to turn the tide for the better.…
Posted in America's Cup Healthy Ocean Project, Aquarium of the Bay, Dr. Sylvia Earle, IUCN, mission blue, OceanElders, One World One Ocean, Sailors for the Sea, Scripps Institution of Oceanography |

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San Francisco October 17, 2011 Global leaders in the arena of ocean conservation, oceanographic research, and environmental sustainability gathered today in San Francisco to celebrate the launch of the America’s Cup Healthy Ocean Project, the global initiative of the 34th America’s Cup to educate the world’s populations about the issues facing our oceans and inspire them to act. Driven by its commitment to have the 34th America’s Cup be “more than a sport,” the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) has set an ambitious goal with the AC Healthy Ocean Project to develop the world’s largest communication outreach program focused on improving ocean health. To accomplish this goal, ACEA has partnered with some of the leading voices in the ocean conservation field, including Dr.…
Posted in America's Cup, Aquarium of the Bay, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Healthy Ocean, IUCN, mission blue, Ocean Elders, One World One Ocean, San Francisco Bay, The Bay Institute |

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Mapping the World’s Sea Turtles

Thanks to the hard work of over 550 dedicated people around the world, the SWOT (State of the World’s Sea Turtles) database is now one of the most comprehensive global databases of sea turtle nesting sites available; and it’s just gone live on Google Earth.  Now you are able to view this extensive database on a Google Map, or you can download a KML file to see all of the data inside of the Google Earth platform. The interactive map is highly detailed and customizable, allowing you to filter by location, species, colony size and more.  The depth of data on the map is impressive, containing data from over 120 countries around the world. There’s even a place on the SWOT Website where you can participate by uploading information about your own turtle sightings.  …
Posted in endangered species, Google Earth, Google Oceans, IUCN, SEAlliance, sylvia earle, turtles |

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Expert Panel Reveals Declining State of the Ocean

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Delegates to a special United Nations panel convened to discuss progress as well as gaps in marine scientific research, emerging challenges and links between science and policy making in light of the very serious threats facing the ocean. Also included were presentations on deep-sea research and international ocean governance; assessment of progress in marine pollution control and challenges; and future management of the oceans and seas, including coral reefs. That evening, The High Seas Alliance hosted a reception for the dedicated ocean policy makers. Later in week-long conference, IPSO (International Programme on the State of the Ocean) scientists released their long awaited report in which they revealed that the world ocean is in a shocking state of decline, and that the world’s ocean is in a much worse state than previously suspected.…
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