The World Environment News provides you with the latest information on global environmental issues making news headlines today. http://www.planetark.com/enviro-news/
This list has become one of the most reputable, comprehensive and vital resource providing a consice evaluation of the conservation status of plant and animal species.
Goals of the IUCN are to provide a 'global index of the state of change of biodiversity'.
Please refer to this website's extensive resources. http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Here is the link to the "Oceans" component of this webiste, check it out: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/oceans/
A fantastic portal of information regarding our world's oceans, land and energy issues. Various campaigns, research findings, and up to date news stories are covered on this site, and deal with the most pressing environmental concerns. Click here to link to PEW: http://www.pewenvironment.org/
PPC is an organization spreading the message of the severity of plastic pollution in our oceans, and world environment. This coalition is active in its quest to educate people of the responsibility we all hold in quitting our dependence and use of disposable plastics. Visit this informative site and learn what small changes in your own life will be a huge to the planet. http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/
(IMO) The United Nations have this specialized agency focused on ensuring the safety and security of shipping around the world. Its main area of concentration is to prevent marine pollution caused by this industry. http://www.imo.org/Pages/home.aspx
This expedition is research and conservation out in the field of our oceans. Tara sails the high seas in order to study climate change and other crucial issues we are facing today. Link to the website to follow this mission. http://oceans.taraexpeditions.org/en/home-tara.php?id_page=1
(NOAA) United States Department of Commerce. This useful science based agency works to inform the world population about the ever changing environment. With a cutting edge research team and a highly technical instrumentation, the NOAA can provide current data, research findings and monitoring information regarding the ocean's health and the earth's systems' impacts. http://www.noaa.gov/ocean.html
This initiative works with a multitude of partners such as zoos, aquariums and museums to advance ocean conservation. This project is an innovative entity working to educate the public about the importance of conserving our blue planet. http://www.theoceanproject.org
The UNAO provides a huge database holding a wealth of information, and designed to familiarize readers with ocean issues. A very useful website for scientists, students and resource managers searching for information as well as approaches to ocean sustainability. http://www.oceansatlas.org/html/workissues.jsp
"Environment for development". http://unep.org/
UNEP's "Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities" (GPA-Marine). The GPA-Marine is the only global intergovernmental initiative directly addressing the link between watersheds, coastal waters and the open ocean. http://www.gpa.unep.org/
A specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources. http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html
Our mission is to reduce poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture.We began in 1977 as the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) based in the Philippines. In 2000 we shortened our name to The WorldFish Center and established our new headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. http://www.worldfishcenter.org/wfcms/HQ/Default.aspx
The Amazon river basin and surrounding rain forest encompasses more than 1/3 of the entire world's wildlife.
The enormous tropical forest and 2nd longest river on the planet cover an area exceeding 5,400,000 km2!!
The Amazon's rain forest has the richest biodiversity, while the river system is home to over 2,100 fish species...with more being discovered every year!
Illegal gold mining and deforestation are two destructive practices threatening the Amazon. This vast area is home to numerous native communities that rely on their surrounding environment to survive.
A true wonder of the world, the Amazon rain forest and river basin require protection, restoration, and conservation action in order to withstand aggressive human exploitation.