Marine conservation: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Tristan da Cunha becomes the largest Marine Protection Zone of Atlantic Ocean

Published: November 16, 2020

The isolated UK overseas territory of Tristan da Cunha was declared the largest fully protected Marine reserve of Atlantic Ocean. This will prohibit sand extraction, bottom trawling fishing and deep-sea mining in more than 90% of waters of the territory. It includes 687,000 square kilo metres of water in the Atlantic ocean. Background UK is ..




World Wildlife Day (WWD-2019)

Published: March 5, 2019

The World Wildlife Day (WWD) is observed every year on 3rd of March to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna & flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. The 2019 theme “Life Below Water: For people and planet” aims to “conserve and sustainably ..


2018 World Oceans Day (WOD)

Published: June 11, 2018

The World Oceans Day (WOD) is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. It is observed every year on June 8 to provide an opportunity to take personal and community action to conserve the ocean and its resources. The 2018 conservation action theme is “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions ..


UN Ocean Conference, 2017

Published: April 12, 2018

The 2017 United Nations Ocean Conference was a United Nations conference sought to mobilize action for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources. The conference served as a platform for the world community to discuss innovative ways to sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. It was the first large-scale ocean conference ..


Australia plans to create World’s largest network of protecting marine areas

Published: June 16, 2012

Australia announced the creation of the world’s largest network of protecting marine areas. It will cover the 1.7 million sq km of Ocean around its coast. Planned network puts limits on oil and gas exploration of Western Australia and extends re-protection in the coral seas to the east. Oil, Natural gas and fishing industry are ..