Our Planet - Oceans

Our Planet 9.5 - Oceans

Klaus Toepfer
Executive Director, UNEP

Seas of change
His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew of Constantinople

The wings of life
Federico Mayor explores humanity's new relationship with the sea, and outlines the aims of the International Year of the Ocean

Seven threats to the seven seas
John Prescott outlines a programme of action for tackling the greatest dangers to the oceans

Ocean highways
Thor Heyerdahl describes how 'rivers with banks of water' enabled early man to use the oceans to spread across the globe

Making the links
Gunnar Kullenberg surveys the major issues confronting the oceans, and calls for an integrated way of addressing them

World Environment Day 1998
Kofi A. Annan, Victor Orlov and L. A. Bochin

Fragile coasts
Edgardo D. Gomez outlines the threats to coral reefs, mangrove swamps and seagrass beds as increasing coastal populations endanger the most productive

Cleaning the seas
Terttu Melvasalo describes UNEP's work, through its Regional Seas Programme, to implement the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities

Looking-glass world
Arthur C. Clarke tells how he refound the sea, and calls for a new relationship with the oceans

A fisherman's tale
Bernard Martin thrown out of work when his fishery was closed, describes his fight to end overfishing worldwide

Grassroots: Hope in a raindrop
Don de Silva

Tradition matters
Cedric Schuster explains how a blend of old customs, new science and government regulation is reviving sustainable management practices in the South Pacific

Oil troubles waters
Elizabeth Bravo describes the effects of the oil industry on vital tropical ecosystems

Focus: Environmental degradation and health
Leslie Roberts reviews important findings in the new World Resources report

Averting catastrophe
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom


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