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Biodiversity for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean through Ecosystem Based Management
Continue to support Governments in meeting the objectives of the Cartagena Convention and its SPAW Protocol, as well as their international commitments such as the Caribbean Challenge under CBD’s Aichi Targets to protect ...
Protecting Habitats and Migration Corridors for Marine Mammals in the South and Northeast Pacific and the Wider Caribbean through Marine Protected Area Networks
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the efforts on the establishment of comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative regional systems of marine protected areas by 2012 for the ...
Pelagic Sargasssum Influx in the Wider Caribbean
Massive quantities of pelagic sargassum occurred throughout the Caribbean in 2011, impacting aquatic resources, fisheries, shorelines, waterways, and tourism. Similar events have occurred since then, with a particularly ...
Sargassum influx in the Wider Caribbean Region
Brown algae of Sargassum genus form dense populations constituting free floating rafts on the ocean surface. These sargassum rafts have been observed for a long time in the northern Caribbean Basin and the Atlantic ocean, ...
Understanding the spread of Sargassum in the Caribbean
Sargassum is brown algae which originate in the Sargasso Sea of the Western Atlantic Ocean. It grows up to several meters and can float in the open ocean.
Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife in the Wider Caribbean Region - A regional legal framework for biodiversity
The SPAW Protocol stresses the importance of protecting habitats as an effective method of protecting the listed species. Protection is focused on fragile and vulnerable ecosystems as a whole, rather than on individual species.
Action plan for the Caribbean of Marine Mammals (MMAP) in the Wider Caribbean Region
The Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol, born out of the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention), came into force in ...
Solid Waste and Marine Litter - Did you know?
That solid waste is any persistent, manufactured or processed solid material that is discarded or left abandoned. Such material that is not disposed of properly has the potential to negatively impact the Caribbean Sea.
Oil Spills: Did You Know?