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The Youth Guide to the Ocean









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    The Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) is a partnership between United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and other groups working with children and young people. YUNGA aims to empower children and young people to play an important role in society, encouraging them to become active agents of change. It does so by creating engaging educational resources, activities and opportunities for participation in areas of key environmental and social concern at the local to the int ernational level. The Youth Guide to Forests is part of YUNGA’s Learning and Action Series which seeks to raise awareness, educate and inspire young people to take action. The series also includes other educational resources and initiatives such as the United Nations Challenge Badges. The Youth Guide to Forests was jointly developed by CBD and FAO, with contributions and support from many other institutions and individuals. It is designed as an educational resource for schools, youth groups an d other curious young learners. This fact-filled Guide explores forests from the equator to the frozen poles, the depths of the rainforest to the mountain forests at high altitudes. It also demonstrates the many benefits that forests provide us with, discusses the negative impacts that humans unfortunately have on forests and explains how good management can help protect and conserve forests and forest biodiversity. At the end of the Guide, inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives are provide d, and an easy-to-follow action plan aims to help YOU develop your own forest conservation activities and projects.
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    Trends in oceanic captures and clustering of large marine ecosystems
    Two studies based on the FAO capture database
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    Species items reported in the FAO capture fisheries production database have been classified as oceanic or living on the continental shelf. Catch trends of oceanic species, further subdivided into epipelagic and deep-water species, have been analysed over a 50-year period (1950-99) while statistics for shelf species have been re-assigned to large marine ecosystems (LMEs) for a shorter period (1990-99) and used to investigate catch patterns among the various LMEs. Oceanic fisheries constitut e, both in terms of number of species items and in quantities of recent catches, about 10% of global marine catches. Catches of epipelagic species (mostly tunas) and of deep-water species (mostly Gadiformes) have been continuously increasing and reached 8.6 million tons in 1999. Oceanic catches by distant water fleets (DWFs), mostly targeting tunas, have been decreasing in recent years although their share of total DWF catches has increased due to the concurrent drop of non-oceanic DWF catches. Trends of oceanic catches and the contribution of DWFs are examined for all FAO marine fishing areas which show different patterns, mainly depending upon whether they are temperate or tropical areas. Eleven clusters of LMEs have been identified on the basis of similarities in their catch composition classified into eleven species groupings. For each cluster, the distinguishing catch pattern and recent trends by species groupings in each LME are discussed, and considered in relation to infor mation on primary productivity and the abiotic characteristics of the LME.
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    Let’s talk fish: guide for journalists and media 2012
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    With this Media Guide, the Indian Ocean Commission through SmartFish Programme hopes to introduce you to the fisheries of Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands (the ESA-IO region) and stimulate your interest in learning more about the subject. The objective of the present guide is to help you to report knowledgeably and confidently about fisheries in your country or sub- region so that your readers, listeners or viewers gain a better understanding of the diverse and dynamic fi sheries of the area where they live.

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