United Nations General Assembly

11 February, 2005

Germany, Sweden, New Zealand and Brazil expressed dismay that action on marine issues appeared to take a step backwards at CBD SBSTTA 10. Deep Sea Conservation Coalition member Greenpeace, attending the meeting, sought to strengthen a number of draft goals and targets designed to help governments reduce and halt the loss of marine and coastal biodiversity by 2010.

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28 January, 2005

– Paris. The International Conference on Biodiversity, Science and Governance in Paris will close today with a strong call on the international community to meet its goal of halting the decline in global biodiversity by 2010. Critical among the areas of the planet high in biodiversity and under threat are the often-neglected deep oceans.

Continue reading International Conference on Biodiversity, Science and Governance Ends with Strong Call for Deep Sea Protection

16 November, 2004

LATEST UPDATE: In a historic first address by Greenpeace to the UN and on behalf of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Karen Sack challenged world governments to safeguard the future of the oceans. Emphasising the need for urgent action on bottom trawling in accordance with the precautionary principle, Sack quoted the poet Kahlil Gibran – “a little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle”.

Continue reading UN General Assembly – High Seas Bottom Trawling To Continue Unchecked But The Tide Is Turning

20 September, 2004

In a letter to EU Fisheries Minister Franz Fischler and the External Affairs, Environment and Fisheries Ministers of all EU Member States, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition expressed deep concern “if the European Union were to advocate that the UN FAO and/or Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) take the lead in resolving this issue.”

Continue reading United Nations General Assembly must play the lead role in resolving the threat to deep-sea biodiversity posed by bottom trawling on the high seas