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Marine and Freshwater


The management of human use of the marine ecosystems so that it may yield the greatest sustainable benefit to present generations while maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. (Source: drafted from World Conservation Strategy” IUCN, UNEP and WWF, 1980).


Alternative labels:
Marine resources management
Protection of the oceans

In other languages

préservation des ressources marines
сохранение морских ресурсов
conservación de recursos marinos
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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with Marine resources conservation

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with Marine resources conservation. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Convention on Migratory Species
Jeddah Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly


UNESCO’s Marine World Heritage

Case Study - In situ conservation - Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean