Marine biodiversity to decline sharply, warns UN

Marine biodiversity will significantly deteriorate in the next 20 years and lead to greater marine productivity losses unless ecosystem-based management practices are put in place, the UN's environment programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday.

Cross sectoral approaches such as ecosystem-based management are urgently needed to address growing pressures on the marine environment from fishing activities and the impact of rising temperatures and acidification of sea water, says UNEP.

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