Research and Policy2024-02-20T22:09:39+00:00
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Research and Policy

If we want to slow down and ultimately reverse the key global drivers of biodiversity loss in the ocean, there is an urgent need to promote fundamental research and underlying, systemic changes in policy. Gaining funding and support for this type of work is challenging: this strand focuses support on research and policy areas in which small but effective organisations are carrying out vital, yet often overlooked and underfunded work. The key focal areas for this strand include the high seas, the deep ocean and fisheries subsidies.

The current system of governance for the vast area of ocean that is the high seas is inadequate. To protect marine biodiversity and reduce abuses at sea, a global biodiversity treaty for the ocean is urgently needed.

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We promote complex but vital work to protect ocean biodiversity by: