The Second World Ocean Assessment

The United Nations released The Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA II) that forms the major output of the second cycle of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the States of the Marine Environment. It is the newest outcome of the only integrated assessment of the World’s ocean at the global level covering environmental, economic and social aspects.

Marine Mammal Conservation: over the horizon

New research, published in Endangered Species Research, demonstrates that marine mammals are at a crucial crossroads as bycatch, climate change and pollution continue to drive decline. Despite this, however, there are stories of success with some populations showing signs of recovery as a result of management interventions.