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Microplastics in Water and Wastewater from IWA Publishing

2021-12-02

Microplastics and plastic pollution are growing issues of concern for the health of our planet. These tiny pollutants threaten our water, wastewater, and ultimately our health. Every day more microplastics are added to our waters and wastewater. Many works examine...

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Children’s Mangrove Calendar Art Contest 2021

2021-05-25

The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is inviting children to join in this fantastic, creative and educational competition. It is an opportunity for the younger generation to learn about the vital role Mangroves play in the lives of coastal communities and...

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Floating Mangroves

2021-04-21

UNESCO established an experimental model of floating mangroves with indigenous Avicennia marina mangroves in Qatar in 2012. The mangrove trees are floating on top of the ocean’s surface, where plenty of space is available for biomass-productivity. The biomass can be...

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Our ocean is coughing up plastic!

2021-04-21

As part of understanding more about plastic pollution and how severe the situation is in Thailand, I investigated the effects of increased plastic consumption and how it affects some of Thailand’s most beautiful locations. A beach was chosen at random...

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Valuing Water

2021-04-19

World Water Day was celebrated on 22nd of March, and the theme this year was ‘Valuing Water’. UNESCO, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Chulalongkorn University celebrated the event together at AIT. UNESCO and AIT have established a partnership...

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Bangkok To Addis To Zurich

2021-04-07

UNESCO Green Academies around the World 12:15pm in Zurich, 18:15pm in Bangkok, the interview begins. Dr. Benno Böer represents UNESCO from Thailand, and me Felix Matschie interviewing him for the Radio of the Sustainability Week Zurich. University students from different...

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Environmental Management Action Plan to Reduce UNESCO’s Ecological Footprint

2021-02-22

“It is very important to demonstrate that UNESCO, the specialised UN-agency in science and education as well as a cultural beacon, upholds its commitment to leadership in sustainability and is ‘Walking the Talk’.” – Sustainability Team UNESCO has been active...

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UNESCO calls for mangrove photos from Eritrea, Nigeria and Vanuatu

2021-02-12

UNESCO, in partnership with the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) and the Thai National Science Museum is in process of producing a poster series on mangrove ecosystems, including all kinds of aspects highlighting the beauty and importance of mangroves for nature...

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Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers Discovery Camp

2021-02-11

In celebration of World Wetlands Day (February 2nd), the Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers launched its first Mangrove Discovery Camp. The two-day camp involved a series of fun hands-on activities based on the Marvelous Mangroves curriculum which has been taught in...

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The gray mangrove (Qurm in Arabic) forms the only natural evergreen forest in Arabia. Researchers have recently published its genome. Image credit: Mark Priest

A high-quality genome assembly and annotation published for the gray mangrove, Avicennia marina

2021-02-10

The gray mangrove, Avicennia marina, is a pan-tropical species that has a distribution extending from New Zealand and Japan in the Pacific, to South Africa and the Arabian Gulf in the western Indian Ocean. As an important ecosystem engineer that...

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A Simple Mangrove Degradation Scale for Field Use – a new publication

2021-02-05

Mangroves are one of the most threatened ecosystems on the globe with a global loss of more than 30%, and in some regions in Asia up to 50% over the past 30 years. Often the remaining mangroves are in poor...

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#1 The handling & treatment of plastic waste is a global challenge

2021-01-22

Status quo & problem situation: Plastic waste generation is also increasing steadily in Thailand; the country is considered one of the world’s top ten plastic waste dischargers into the world’s...

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