Nereus Senior Research Fellow Daniel Dunn (Duke) will be running a Marine Migratory Connectivity workshop with the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) February 15-17…
Nereus Senior Research Fellow Daniel Dunn (Duke) and Fellow Guillermo Ortuño Crespo (Duke) attended the “Workshop to Share Experience of Support to Small-Scale Fisheries” February 7 to 8 at Duke University.
This year’s conference focused on mainstreaming biodiversity across relevant sectors, especially agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and tourism, to contribute to the sustainable development goals, climate action, food security and other human development goals. Nereus Program researchers participated in expert workshops and drafting groups, and presented at several side events.
Nereus Fellow Daniel Dunn will be attending the meeting, held biannually. The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and meets to advance implementation of the Convention through its meetings.
Nereus Fellow at Duke University Daniel Dunn attended the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogue with Regional Seas Organizations and Regional Fisheries Bodies on Accelerating Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, which took place September 26-29th, 2016 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
The Second Session of the Preparatory Committee related to Marine Biological Diversity Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction took place from August 26th to September 9th at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, United States. Nereus Senior Research Fellow at Duke Daniel Dunn and Nereus Principal Investigator at Duke Patrick Halpin attended the session and presented at a series of side events.
The Nereus Scientific & Technical Briefs on ABNJ series was developed out of a workshop held prior to this year’s 4th International Marine Conservation Congress in St. John’s, Newfoundland (July-August 2016). They were prepared for the second meeting of the BBNJ Preparatory Committee meeting, held from August 26 – September 9, at the UN. The PrepComm is developing an international legally binding instrument under the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. These policy briefs are meant to inform this process and different aspects of high seas conservation and use.
POLICY BRIEF: Space for conservation and sustainable use: area-based management in areas beyond national jurisdiction
Marine areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction contain ecosystems with marine resources and biodiversity of significant ecological, socioeconomic, and cultural importance. These areas and their resources are subject to increasing impacts from ongoing human activities and global climate change and their associated cumulative and combined effects.