Mundus maris newsletter: May 2019
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One million out of estimated 8 million species are under threat of extinction. Evidence of our impact on climate change is only growing. As citizens, organisations and countries, we need to scale-up and accelerate our efforts to protect our planet: stop overfishing, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect our natural environment.

There is no doubt that after decades of inaction the challenge has grown much steeper, but together we can still make it.

Mundus maris and its partners are stepping up activities on all fronts: education and awareness raising, research and sharing thereof, concrete measures on the ground, individually and in groups. We strongly believe that such ground activities are essential to inform decision-making and to join forces to achieve the changes our planet so desperately needs and are laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals.

To make that happen on an ever broader front, we ask you to help speed and scale-up our work for ocean and climate protection. We call for new members and volunteers for our teams in Belgium, Germany, Senegal, Nigeria, Argentina and other countries to strengthen on-going research and implementation projects and continue helping with our website and social media. Check out their activities around World Ocean Day on the ground and on the website.

The ocean needs YOU! Contact us at Thank you!

Cornelia E. Nauen and the entire Mundus maris team

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Activities around the world

Nigeria team is rallying youths for World Ocean Day

Throughout March and April Prof. Stella Williams and members of the Mundus marits team in the Lagos area have been tirelessly promoting key messages of ocean protection with a particular emphasis on women and ocean in preparation of World Oceans Day. They made altogether three visits to the University of Lagos, notably to Prof Oyibo, the Director of Center for Research and Innovation, and to the Head of Department, Marine Sciences. 
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Meeting of Communities of Ocean Action in Korea prepares next UN Ocean Conference

More partnerships and a boost of activities are needed to accelerate the implementation of Agenda 2030. That was the message of the 2-day meeting of the Communities of Ocean Action that took place in Incheon, Korea, on 30 and 31 May 2019. On invitation of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) Mundus maris reported on progress of the Small-Scale Fisheries Academy to help implement the SSF guidelines.
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Slow Fish 2019 in Genoa focuses on Blue Commons

Mundus maris was an active participant in Slow Fish from 9 to 12 May in Genoa. Good seafood appealed to the senses. Good books, educational games and a stream of conferences nurtured curiosity. The strongest part, feeding us into the future, was the stream of engaged conversations among people from small-scale fisheries and their support structures in different parts of the world debating about how to ensure sustainable futures for the Blue Commons.    
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Thanks to donors for supporting work of the Small-Scale Fisheries Academy

In the run-up to the pilot phase for improving the lot of women and men in small-scale fisheries in Senegal, we gratefully acknowledge individual donations amounting to over 1.500 EUR that help to start the academy's work in time for World Ocean Day. Also on behalf of the local organising committee, Mundus maris thanks the supporters for their generosity and hopes that many others will also contribute to the success of this innovative initiative.
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