Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

The wealth of the sea is finite

The oceans occupy more than 70% of the Earth’s surface and 95% of the biosphere. Life in the sea is roughly 1000 times older than the genus Homo. There is broad recognition that the seas face unprecedented human-induced threats from industries such as fishing and transportation, the effects of waste disposal, excess nutrients from agricultural runoff, and the introduction of exotic species. If we fail to understand both the vulnerability and resilience of the living sea, the relatively brief history of the human species will face a tragic destiny.

The Sustainable Ocean Initiative   Special Places in the Ocean

EBSA booklet WSP

EBSA booklet SP

Priority Actions to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 10 for Coral Reefs and Closely Associated Ecosystems

EBSA booklet WCAR

EBSA booklet SP

EBSA booklet SIO

EBSA booklet SEA

EBSA booklet North Pacific

EBSA booklet SEA

Technical Series 75 Executive Summary

Technical Series 99

Technical Series 75

Technical Series 83

Technical Series 87