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International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN): This is a global partnership among coral reef conservation groups and scientists, working together to halt and reverse the decline in the health of the world's coral reefs. The site offers excellent information on coral reefs and tools for those looking to spread the word about coral reefs and how to protect them. The site includes fact sheets, resources for teachers, a photobank, publications and the International Coral Community Calendar.

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES): The international science organization studying and helping to safeguard North Atlantic marine ecosystems and the living resources they sustain.

International Marinelife Alliance: Nonprofit organisation which aims to protect marine life and habitats and promote sustainable use of marine resources. Its website includes country reports, publications, articles, links and information on destructive fishing practices.

International Maritime Organisation (IMO): The IMO is a UN special agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships, and also technical co-operation. It's website contains a wealth of information, including legal issues and conventions relating to the law of the sea, background information on the marine environment, publications, news, links, and official documents.

IUCN - Global Marine Programme: The aim of the The World Conservation's Marine and Coastal Programme (IUCN-MCP) is to conserve marine biodiversity by promoting sustainable uses and equitable sharing of resources as well as protecting ecosystems. Its website includes on-line publications, links and a calender of events.

Living Planet Report (WWF): The excellent Living Planet Report is WWF's periodic update on the state of the world's ecosystems - as measured by the Living Planet Index - and the human pressures on them through the consumption of renewable natural resources - as measured by the Ecological Footprint. There is a cause/effect linkage between the two measures.

London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste: The 1996 Protocol to the 1972 London Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Waste and Other Matter aims to control all sources of marine pollution. The London Convention focuses primarily on the dumping at sea of wastes generated on land. It includes a black list of substances for which dumping is prohibited and a grey list for which dumping may be authorised by permit. All other materials can be dumped in the ocean. The 1996 Protocol, when in force, will replace the outmoded 1972 Convention. The revised text embraces strong precautionary language in its general obligations; urges parties to consider the polluter-pays principle; and calls for waste prevention audits to carefully assess alternatives to dumping.

Mangrove Action Project: The Mangrove Action Project is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to mangrove conservation.

Marine Conservation Society: The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is a UK-based charity dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its wildlife. Its website contains information on marine life, its Beachwatch, Seasearch and Adopt-a-Beach projects, as well as its Coral Reef campaign, teaching materials, links. In addition, it includes a link to its FISHonline website, providing information on buying fish from well managed sources and/or caught using environmentally-friendly methods.

Marine Stewardship Council: The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes responsible fishing practices. It's website contains information on fisheries, a 'where-to-buy' section for MSC-labelled fish products, a fish factfile, gallery, and its E-Bulletin.

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