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OceanCare is committed to marine wildlife protection. Since 2011 with Special Consultative Status on marine issues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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The Abidjan Aquatic Wildlife Partnership is focussed on increasing the awareness and action of governments, the private sector and local communities in West and Central Africa, to slow and reverse the over-harvesting of aquatic mammals, reptiles and birds for human consumption, trade, fishing bait or other uses.

The Partnership was established following the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Abidjan Convention in March 2017 where a decision was taken to invite relevant parties to form a non-binding, multi-stakeholder partnership, led by the Abidjan Convention Secretariat and to develop an action plan to combat the trade, consumption and other uses of aquatic species, including Aquatic Endangered, Threatened or Protected (A-ETP) species across the region.

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Petitions

For worldwide shark protection

Out of 500 shark species, 201 are on the red list of endangered species because of commercial overexploitation. We call on decision makers worldwide to speak up for efficient shark protection. Strong animals need strong protection.

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Appeal to protect Antarctica

The seas around Antarctica are the most untouched ocean environment left on Earth. They are home to almost ten thousand different animal species. But humankind is encroaching even upon these remote areas, posing a number of threats.

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Underwater noise poses a risk to human food security

Wädenswil, 6th November 2017: Until recently, concerns about the impacts of underwater noise predominantly related to marine mammals, in particular deep-diving whale species. However, a new literature review documents alarming evidence of the detrimental impacts of...

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A week of opportunities ahead for migratory ocean species

'Their Future is Our Future ‘ - that is the poignant theme of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) meeting taking place in Manila, The Philippines next week. As Fabienne, Margi, Niki and I scurry around in our last final preparations for this meeting, sending...

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