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UN Fails to Protect High Seas Photo

UN Fails to Protect High Seas

The BBC reports that the United Nations has failed in its attempts to pass a global ocean protection treaty for the fifth time. The proposed plan was to regulate commercial activity on the high seas, the area outside of national controls. The goal was to designate 30% of the world’s oceans as protected areas, but countries failed to reach an agreement about fishing rights and funding and support for developing countries.

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Call for entries: UN World Oceans Day Photo Contest Photo

Call for entries: UN World Oceans Day Photo Contest

The 2020 UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition is now calling for entries. Offering 10 categories, each participant must agree to follow the UN’s Charter for Participants. Entries are open now and close on April 30, 2020, at 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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UN seeks to protect high seas Photo

UN seeks to protect high seas

On 24 December, 140 member states of the United Nations voted to launch a 2 year process aiming to creating an international treaty to protect the high seas. This would extend protections to the oceans beyond national maritime boundaries. International waters account for over half the planet’s surface. The process will convene a two year intergovernmental conference to establish full treaty negotiations.

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UN passes resolution aiming to reduce wildlife crime Photo

UN passes resolution aiming to reduce wildlife crime

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution urging member states to do more to tackle the illicit trafficking of wildlife, and provides a international legal framework to allow for the “prevention, investigation and prosecution of offences” and for “treating certain wildlife offences as a serious crimes.”

Image by Rich Carey / Shutterstock.com

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Underwater imagery on display at the UN Photo

Underwater imagery on display at the UN

Wetpixel sister site, DivePhotoGuide, in conjunction with Swiss watch company Blancpain, has created a display of underwater imagery in the United Nations Visitor Center in New York City. The exhibit highlights World Oceans Day and includes images captured many noted photographers, and features ocean ecosystems from around the globe.

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