Marine Biodiversity


Marine biodiversity is the variety and variability of life forms found in the oceans and other marine environments. It encompasses all living organisms, from microorganisms to whales, as well as the genetic diversity within species and the diversity of habitats and ecosystems within marine environments. Marine biodiversity is incredibly rich and includes a wide range of species, from corals, fish, and crustaceans to marine mammals, sea birds, and plants like seaweeds and seagrasses.

How does Marine Biodiversity contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?


Besides fostering knowledge integration for addressing the conservation and sustainable use of marine natural resources (SDG 14), ARIES work tackles the support to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture (SDG 2), and the mitigation of climate change impacts (SDG 13), and the interconnectedness between terrestrial and marine ecosystems (SDG 15). While these are the primary SDGs directly linked to marine biodiversity, ARIES efforts in these areas of work also contribute indirectly to several other goals, such as those related to poverty eradication (SDG 1), health (SDG 3), sustainable cities (SDG 11), and partnership for the goals (SDG 17), among others.

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