This summary for decision makers is based on the report ‘Ecological Baselines of the Southeast Atlantic and Southeast Pacific – Status of Marine Biodiversity and Anthropogenic Pressures in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction’ and provides consolidated information on key biological and ecological features of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) in the Southeast Atlantic as well as highlights key pressures placed upon it by human activities. ABNJ include the water column (the high seas) and the seabed (the Area) outside of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of coastal States and cover about half of the Earth’s surface. This summary is intended to inform relevant actors and stakeholders to support their understanding of the function and importance of marine biological diversity in ABNJ and the need to for appropriate conservation and management measures. The report was prepared as part of the Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas (‘STRONG High Seas’) project – funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
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Boteler, B., Wanless, R., Dias, M., Packeiser, T., Awad, A., Yannicelli, B., Zapata Padilla, L., Aburto, J., Seeger, I., Hampton, S., Jackson, L., Wienrich, N., Ajagbe, A., Hazin, C., Castellanos Galindo, G., Naranjo, L., Suárez, C., Prussmann, J., Valenzuela, S., Gomez Giraldo, L., Higgins, M., Contreras, C., Luna, G., Luna, N., Munizaga, M., Sellanes, J., Tapia, C., & Thiel, M. (2020). Summary for Decision-Makers – Ecological Baselines for the Southeast Atlantic: Status of Marine Biodiversity and Anthropogenic Pressures in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction.
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- Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas (STRONG High Seas)