Marine and coastal biodiversity affect the livelihoods of more than three billion people. However, the UN reports that 40 percent of worldwide marine life is affected by human activities. While the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) set some regulations for the economic zones and high seas, UNCLOS does not regulate many behaviors undertaken by states and corporations. Farah Mustafa discusses a number of recent initiatives on regulating the high seas and improving ocean life in this featured Global Summitry Report.
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