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Experts share critical lessons on saving mangrove ecosystems mangroves webinar panelists

5 August 2020

Mangroves are disappearing at an alarming rate, with conservationists across the Commonwealth striving to save them from local extinction.

Blue Charter webinar explores ways to raise money for ocean protection Blue Charter webinar

27 July 2020

More than 180 participants from across the globe tuned in online to hear fresh insights on how to finance ocean protected areas in the Commonwealth. Held on July 22, the webinar was the second in a series organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat, aimed at sharing ideas and solutions for ocean challenges.

Summary: World Oceans Day: Mapping the Commonwealth one coral reef at a time Secretary-General Patricia Scotland

24 July 2020

Celebrating World Oceans Day 2020, on 8 June, the Commonwealth Secretariat kicked off with the first Commonwealth Blue Charter webinar in its new series.

Event: Blue Charter Webinar Series Blue Charter webinar

29 July 2020 to 30 December 2020

This series of webinars will promote collaboration through the sharing of experiences, best practices and solutions on ocean issues. They also offer the opportunity to reflect on how to move forward with ocean management in a post-COVID-19 world.

Seychelles milestone offers lessons on marine protection

8 May 2020

Commonwealth countries committed to saving the ocean will benefit from new knowledge gained from the Seychelles, which has just designated almost a third of its ocean as marine protected areas (MPAs).

Anthony Joshua, Alexandra Burke and Craig David performed at Commonwealth Day service Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua gives a reflection at the Commonwealth Day Service

9 March 2020

Some of the Commonwealth’s top entertainers and sporting stars joined Queen Elizabeth and other members of the Royal Family at a multi-faith service to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

Landmark deep-sea mission to boost ocean action A woman sitting in a deep-sea diver

5 March 2020

A deep-sea scientific mission to uncharted depths in the Maldives and Seychelles will gather valuable data to support the Commonwealth Blue Charter on ocean action and train local scientists.

Event: Launch of ‘First Descent: Midnight Zone’ mission to Seychelles and Maldives Launching science landers Nekton mission

4 March 2020

The Commonwealth and the Nekton Foundation will launch ‘First Descent: Midnight Zone’, a mission to explore and protect the Indian Ocean - the world’s least explored and most at risk ocean.

Young CEO empowers women, youth in climate fight Angelique Pouponneau, CEO of Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust

16 December 2019

One of Seychelles’ youngest executives is calling for countries to put more trust in young people as leaders on climate change issues.

Blue Charter ramps up momentum with new action group at COP25 President of Kiribati, Taneti Maamau and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland

12 December 2019

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati has stepped forward to lead an action group on sustainable coastal fisheries, as part of the Commonwealth Blue Charter. The action group will rally countries together to share knowledge and best practices, align actions on sustainable fisheries and mobilise funding to support their joint initiatives.