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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Driving Progress of SDG 14 Across Southeast Asia 

Driving Progress of SDG 14 Across Southeast Asia 

Celebrating the strides made in Southeast Asia towards SDG 14 - Life Below Water! Let's delve into the remarkable advancements across the region:

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): Southeast Asian nations have collectively increased MPA coverage by 20% since 2018, safeguarding vital marine habitats (Source: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity Report, 2023).

Overfishing Mitigation: 

Noteworthy efforts have resulted in a 25% reduction in overfishing practices in key fishing areas, emphasizing sustainable fisheries management (Source: Regional Fisheries Management Organizations Report, 2023).

Plastic Pollution Reduction: 

Collaborative initiatives have led to a 30% decline in plastic waste entering Southeast Asian waters, showcasing a significant improvement (Source: Asian Development Bank, Ocean Health Index).

These statistics underscore the region's commitment to preserving marine ecosystems. However, continuous collaboration and action remain pivotal. Let's continue this momentum, foster regional partnerships, and drive impactful changes for our oceans' resilience and health. Together, we can create a sustainable legacy for generations to come! 

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