marine biodiversity Articles

  • Biodiversity

    Introduction This biodiversity assessment is integrating our knowledge on species, habitats and protected areas into the complex issues of ecosystem management, ecosystem services, human health and wellbeing. Chapter 2 includes an overview of the state of biodiversity in the EU and EEA member countries and an analysis on pressures with a more specific focus on terrestrial ecosystems. Biodiversity ...

  • AFM water treatment for biodiversity

    The discharge of List 1 bio-accumulated chemicals into the marine environment is one of the most serious forms of pollution that we inflict on our environment. The marine enviroment is responsible for the production of most of our oxygen and reduction of carbon dioxide. Tropical rainforrests and terestial plants are also extremely important in dictating our local climate, however they ...


    By Dryden Aqua Ltd

  • Partnership for biodiversity and sustainable development

    Partnership with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a global program that since 2000 has provided grants to Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and private sector organizations to help protect the world's biodiversity hotspots, enhanced synergies between the Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development (BCSD) project's aims and CEPF projects in the area through ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands

    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is an international initiative to draw attention to the benefits of biodiversity. It focuses on the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services, the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and the benefits of action addressing these pressures. The TEEB initiative has brought together over five hundred authors and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Attitudes of Europeans towards the issue of biodiversity

    The European Union (EU) is committed to the protection of 'biological diversity', i.e. the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems1. The EU has been legislating on biodiversity since the ...

  • Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE)

    The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) is a single entry point for data and information on biodiversity in the EU. Bringing together facts and figures on biodiversity and ecosystem services, it links to related policies, environmental data centres, assessments and research findings from various sources. It is being developed to strengthen the knowledge base and support ...

  • Assessing biodiversity in Europe — the 2010 report

    Executive summary This report confirms the finding of the EEA's 2009 report 'Progress towards the European 2010 biodiversity target' (EEA, 2009a) that Europe will not achieve its target of halting biodiversity loss by 2010. The present report considers the status and trends of pan-European biodiversity, and the implications of these trends for biodiversity management policy and ...

  • Case study -Helping to preserve the biodiversity of the Arabian Gulf

    WKC successfully develops the region’s first comprehensive Guideline for the Discharge of Chemically Treated Water Background Issues A major offshore oil producing company based in Abu Dhabi set out to improve their management of chemically treated water into the Arabian Gulf. WKC was commissioned to develop a Discharge ...


    By WKC Group

  • Progress Towards Halting the Loss of Biodiversity by 2010

    The continuing loss of biological diversity and its components, genes, species and ecosystems, is an issue of global concern. Research has shown that both the diversity and the identity of the various species have a fundamental influence on the magnitude and stability of the ecological processes that occur at the ecosystem level. There are significant interrelationships between the degradation of ...

  • Biodiversity Detectives Solve Mysteries with Environmental DNA

    For years, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 1.2 million gallon main tank has been a source of thrill for visitors seeking fish-eye views of life in the pounding Pacific Ocean right outside its doors. Now, thanks to advances in DNA sequencing, it’s also becoming a model for how to survey life inthat vast ocean with just a few glasses of water. In a study published last January in ...


    By Ensia

  • Progress towards the European 2010 biodiversity target

    The 2010 target and beyond — where does Europe stand? As the first indicator-based assessment of progress towards the European target of halting biodiversity loss by 2010, this report serves two purposes. First, it takes stock of the state of biodiversity and its loss in Europe based on the most recent data available. Second, it functions as a bridge to a comprehensive assessment of the 2010 ...

  • 10 messages for 2010 — Marine ecosystems

    Key messages Marine ecosystems provide key services both globally and locally, which are essential for maintaining life on our planet. However, marine biodiversity faces an unprecedented range of pressures. In recent years climate change has caused changes in species distribution and presents new challenges for marine biodiversity as oceans become more acidic. Most of the ...

  • Opinion: What is Marine Spatial Planning

    A SYSTEM OF INTEGRATED MARINE MANAGEMENT FOR UK WATERS The United Kingdom marine area is far greater than that of its landmass.1 The coastal areas and seas have provided convenient food, transport and waste disposal for centuries, as well as contributing to man's identity and sense of well-being. In recent years, biodiversity and the potential of biotechnologies from the oceans have ...


  • Microbial Biodiversity Detection And Monitoring Using Molecular Biology Tools

    Micro-organisms are responsible for the most biogeochemical cycles that shape the environment of earth and its oceans. So far, only part of these organisms has been well studied, especially those living on earth and more considered from an anthropogenic perspective, e.g causing human diseases or providing useful products and services. Further the inability to generate pure culture has hampered ...


  • EU 2010 biodiversity baseline — adapted to the MAES typology (2015)

    Why do we need to revise the EU 2010 biodiversity baseline report? Scientific and policy context for the revision This report presents a revised overview of the EEA's EU 2010 biodiversity baseline report. The revision is necessary because the typology of ecosystems used in the 2010 report has since been altered by a working group of biodiversity experts. ...

  • Communication of the European Commission to the Council and to the Parliament on a European Community Biodiversity Strategy

    INTRODUCTION 1. Biological diversity (biodiversity) is essential to maintain life on earth and has important social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic values. In addition to its intrinsic value biodiversity determines our resilience to changing circumstances. Without adequate biodiversity, events such as climate change and pest infestations are more likely ...

  • Marine protected areas in Europe`s seas - An overview and perspectives for the future

    1. The EU and marine protected areas Europe's seas are under pressure. Marine protected areas (MPAs) can act as a key conservation measure to safeguard marine ecosystems and biodiversity as well as the services these ecosystems provide. Aim, structure and supporting data of this report This document reports on progress made to date in establishing MPAs and ...

  • The role of incentives for sustainable implementation of marine protected areas: an example from Tanzania

    Although Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular policy tool for protecting marine stocks and biodiversity, they pose high costs for small-scale fisherfolk in poor countries. With Tanzania’s Mnazi Bay Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park as an example, we develop a spatial economic decision-modelling framework as a lens to examine fishers’ reactions to incentives created by an MPA. We ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of the impact of industrial sewage pollution on marine benthic communities

    A survey was performed to assess organic pollution, water properties and the marine benthic community. The need to assess the environmental status of marine and coastal waters encouraged the design of specific biotic indices to evaluate the response of benthic communities to human-induced changes in water quality. In this study of the benthic community structure in Ghanam Creek surrounding an ...


    By IWA Publishing

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