The ocean and its wildlife are strangled in plastic. About 10% of the 100 million tonnes of plastic that the world produces every year ends up in the ocean.
IAEA - When tiny marine organisms grow uncontrolled, forming what is called a harmful algal bloom, their toxins can make people sick, harm ocean life and cause millions of dollars in lost seafood revenues.
Organized fisheries crime includes illegal fishing, document fraud, drug trafficking and money laundering. UNODC helps countries tackle this form of crime with domestic and cross-border law enforcement.
Fisheries crime: bringing to light the perfect storm of illegal activities in the fishing sector
ICPDR - Waters are ecosystems, home to many animals, fish and insects. As a species with complex needs, the presences of sturgeon is a good indication of a clean river. The ICPDR has endorsed the Danube sturgeon as a flagship species.
CTBTO - In addition to being able to detect nuclear explosions, CTBTO hydroacoustic stations help whale conservation efforts. The stations record whale vocalizations which is a non-invasive way of researching whale populations and their migration patterns.