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Marine and coastal environments contain diverse habitats that support an abundance of marine life. Life in our seas produces a third of the oxygen that we breathe, offers a valuable source of protein and moderates global climatic change. Some examples of marine and coastal habitats include mangrove forests; coral reefs; sea grass beds; estuaries in coastal areas; hydrothermal vents; and seamounts and soft sediments on the ocean floor a few kilometres below the surface (Source: CBD)

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French
biodiversité côtière
Russian
биоразнообразие прибрежных районов
Spanish
diversidad biológica costera
Arabic
تنوع بيولوجي ساحلي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with coastal biodiversity

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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Barcelona Convention
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Noumea Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly