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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Special Events at the Ocean Conference

5-9 June 2017 | UN Headquarters, New York

Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs): Special Places to Accelerate Implementation towards SDG 14

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L-R: Jake Rice, IUCN; Yoshihisa Shirayama, JAMSTEC; Piers Dunstan, CSIRO; David Johnson, GOBI; Salvatore Arico, IOC/UNESCO; Jihyun Lee, CBD; and Blaise Kuemlangan, FAO

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Representatives of UN organizations and scientific agencies exchanged on a global process of describing Ecologically or Biologically Significant marine Areas (EBSAs) and discussed the ways to use EBSAs as a scientific tool for the implementation of SDG 14 in special places in the oceans.

The event was convened by the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), together with the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI).

Speakers included: David Johnson, Coordinator, GOBI, Jihyun Lee, Environmental Affairs Officer, CBD Secretariat, Piers Dunstan, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia; Yoshihisa Shirayama, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan; Jake Rice, The Fisheries Experts Group of the IUCN Commission of Ecosystem Management (IUCN-CEM-FEG); Salvatore Arico, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/UNESCO; and Blaise Kuemlangan, FAO.

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Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs): Special Places to Accelerate Implementation towards SDG 14
Presented by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI)

Panel (L-R): Yoshihisa Shirayama, JAMSTEC; Salvatore Arico, IOC/UNESCO; Piers Dunstan, CSIRO; David Johnson, GOBI; Jihyun Lee, CBD; Blaise Kuemlangan, FAO; and Jake Rice, IUCN.
Jihyun Lee, CBD
Jake Rice, IUCN
Piers Dunstan, CSIRO
Salvatore Arico, IOC/UNESCO
Blaise Kuemlangan, FAO
Yoshihisa Shirayama, JAMSTEC
David Johnson, GOBI
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