United States, Aug. 27 -- By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in New York

One of the influential observer groups at the high seas treaty negotiations, the High Seas Alliance, has urged States Parties to step-up their game and commit to action and higher ambition.

Delivering a strong statement during the informal working group on area based management tools (ABMTs) in marine protected areas, Greenpeace on behalf of the High Seas Alliance reminded negotiators that 'word in the text hold power and hold the globe's collective ambition and hope for a better future for ocean and future generation.'

Sofia Tsenikli of Greenpeace told PACNEWS the responsibility to save the world's marine biodiversity rests with the BBNJ negotiators here in New York...