Coasts and Oceans : Links

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  • Marine Conservation Society

    26 August 2004

    The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is a UK-based charity dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its wildlife. Its website contains information on marine life, its Beachwatch, Seasearch and Adopt-a-Beach projects, as well as its Coral Reef campaign, teaching materials, links. In addition, it includes a link to its FISHonline website, providing information on buying fish from well managed sources and/or caught using environmentally-friendly methods.

  • London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste

    25 August 2004

    The 1996 Protocol to the 1972 London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste and Other Matter aims to control all sources of marine pollution. The London Convention focuses primarily on the dumping at sea of wastes generated on land. It includes a black list of substances for which dumping is prohibited and a grey list for which dumping may be authorised by permit. All other materials can be dumped in the ocean. The 1996 Protocol, when in force, will replace the outmoded 1972 Convention. The revised text embraces strong precautionary language in its general obligations; urges parties to consider the polluter-pays principle; and calls for waste prevention audits to carefully assess alternatives to dumping.

  • International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

    25 August 2004

    The IMO is a UN special agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships, and also technical co-operation. It's website contains a wealth of information, including legal issues and conventions relating to the law of the sea, background information on the marine environment, publications, news, links, and official documents.

  • Fishonline - eco-friendly fish on the net

    18 August 2004

    Launched by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), this site informs consumers how to purchase the most environmentally sustainable seafood. It provides the latest scientific information about the status of Europe's fish stocks, how fish are caught and the environmental impacts of different fishing methods. It also includes a rating system from 1 to 5 on the status and sustainability of over 120 species and stocks.

  • Seacology

    22 June 2004

    This USA based non-profit organisation is dedicated to preserving the environments and cultures of islands worldwide. Its website includes news, island facts, island travel, island projects, an art gallery, links and more.

  • UN Food and Agricultural Organisation's statistical databases

    25 May 2004

    FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual database of international statistics covering agricultural production, trade, food balance, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, population, forest and fishery products.

  • Living Planet Report (WWF)

    17 June 2003

    The excellent Living Planet Report is WWF's periodic update on the state of the world's ecosystems - as measured by the Living Planet Index - and the human pressures on them through the consumption of renewable natural resources - as measured by the Ecological Footprint. There is a cause/effect linkage between the two measures.

  • UN Atlas of the Oceans

    17 June 2002

    This UN Internet portal provides information on the sustainable development of the oceans. 

  • International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN)

    17 June 2002

    This is a global partnership among coral reef conservation groups and scientists, working together to halt and reverse the decline in the health of the world's coral reefs. The site offers excellent information on coral reefs and tools for those looking to spread the word about coral reefs and how to protect them. The site includes fact sheets, resources for teachers, a photobank, publications and the International Coral Community Calendar.

  • Third World Network

    22 May 2002

    TWN, based in Malaysia, is an international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North-South relations. Its website contains a wealth of information on trade, environment, human and women's rights issues, from a broad developing world perspective. It also includes publications, papers, action alerts and UN statements.