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On World #OceansDay, @UNEPandYou says new partnerships needed to ensure future of #marine environments:

New Partnerships Needed to Ensure Future of Marine Environments: UN On World Oceans Day, UNEP Launches Guide to Ecosystem-based Management Nairobi, 8 June 2011 - Declines in marine and coastal ecosystems due to human activities such as overfishing and pollution could be reversed if organisations, communities and other stakeholders adopt a more integrated approach to managing coastal environments. Closer partnerships between different marine users - such as fishing communities, the tourism industry and conservationists - can also help coastal communities become better prepared for natural disasters and the impacts of global warming, such ocean acidification and changes in sea levels. The recommendations come in a new publication from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which outlines how planners and policy-makers in local, national and regional governments can...

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