Search
18 May 2017

After almost two years of consultations and negotiations, the European Union has finally adopted new criteria defining what it means for our seas and ocean to be in Good Environmental Status. Seas At Risk and its members have been actively involved in this process and, with other European NGOs, have contributed to a more coherent set of criteria, increasing the chances of having a similar level of protection across European seas.

Read more

14 November 2016

Measures proposed by EU Member States to protect the marine environment lack ambition and financial commitment. This is the key finding of an NGO survey organised by Seas At Risk and Oceana in order to assess the level of ambition, strengths and weaknesses of themeasures Member States are proposing to implement the Marine Directive and ultimately achieve a good environmental status of European marine waters before 2020.

Read more

24 October 2016

Seas at Risk urges Member States to designate more marine protected areas under the Natura 2000 network and calls on the European Commission to take legal steps against those Member States that fail to do so.

Read more

26 September 2016

98% of offshore waters remain unprotected under Natura 2000, Europe’s key conservation network

Read more

24 September 2015

Seas At Risk's Swiss member organisation OceanCare is working to raise awareness of the deleterious effects of ocean noise on marine mammals. In particular they have been lobbying the United States' and Greek governments to prevent seismic testing that could seriously harm cetacean life.

Read more

24 June 2015

The European Environment Agency’s State of Europe’s Seas report released today warns that marine environmental degradation combined with ever increasing exploitation is pushing our seas, and therefore also our planetary ecosystems, to the brink of collapse.

Read more

06 November 2013
Countries must step up efforts to meet the Aichi target of covering 10% of the oceans with a coherent and well managed network of marine protected areas (MPAs) by 2020. It is estimated that 3% of the world’s oceans are now designated as MPAs.

Read more

30 November 2012

A new report highlighting the economic benefits of a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPA's) in Scottish waters estimates the worth to be £6.3 to £10 billion over 20 years.

Read more

24 November 2010

In light of failed international efforts to meet an agreed 10% target for marine protected areas (MPAs), Seas At Risk member Liga para a Protecção da Natureza has launched a global online petition calling for governments to expand and strengthen MPAs.

Read more

20 June 2010

Ministers from the OSPAR contracting parties will meet together for the first time in seven years to discuss the future of the marine environment of the North East Atlantic.

Read more

25 June 2009

The OSPAR Commission’s annual meeting in Brussels on 22-25 June did not adopt the Charlie Gibbs Marine Protected Area, despite an earlier agreement by all Contracting Parties to do so.

Read more