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Conservation (Page 2)
Sea Turtles of the Yucatan Peninsula (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 12 Nov 2013
The green turtle emerged directly in front the research station run by Flora, Fauna y Cultura de Mexico, a local sea turtle organization and partner of SEE Turtles. To give the turtle the space she needed to dig, we moved up the path, only to have the turtle follow us. Eventually though, she changed her mind and returned to the water without nesting.
Fish Night @ IIED will launch book and online networkIIED - International Institute for Environment and Development | 11 Nov 2013
The International Institute for Environment and Development will launch our latest book, Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation: Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications on Thursday 28 November at our office in London. We will also launch FishNet— an online, multi-stakeholder portal that will promote increased understanding and appropriate management for sustainable fisheries.
Monty Halls backs Celtic Seas protectionWorld Fishing | 11 Nov 2013
Monty Halls, BBC2's Fishermans Apprentice, has supported the launch of the Celtic Seas Partnership, a pioneering four year international project to protect the 'Celtic Seas which extend from the British Isles and Ireland to northern France.
What do the Grand Canyon and New York City have in common? (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 05 Nov 2013
A recent exhibit by Gus Petro imagines the city nestled amongst the valleys and peaks of the Grand Canyon – but what if I told you there was a canyon twice its size already in New York? No need for photoshop here, the Hudson Canyon is 740 km long and 3200 m deep and mere miles down the Hudson River and beneath the deep blue sea...
Building a Blueprint for Coastal Community Conservation (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 04 Nov 2013
At the heart of CenCoMA is Eco-Alianza de Loreto, founded in 2007 by a group of concerned citizens and friends in the Loreto municipality to support smart growth strategies in response to rapid development by outside interests. Over the past six years, Eco-Alianza has strived to establish a sustainable community devoted to conserving the abundance and diversity of terrestrial and marine life.
NZ marine reserve bid blockedNew Zealand Herald | 01 Nov 2013
A New Zealand-US bid to establish the world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica is understood to have been blocked by China, Russia and the Ukraine. It was the third time the 25 nations under the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) had failed to agree to establish a marine protected area in the fish-rich Ross Sea, 3500km south of New Zealand.
Shark Experts Descend on Plymouthfishupdate.com | 01 Nov 2013
PLYMOUTH, UK// West Country waters are home to many amazing sharks, skates and rays including the superfast Shortfin Mako and the giant Basking Shark.
Australians urge New Zealand to ban shark finningNew Zealand Herald | 31 Oct 2013
Ecology: Greenpeace Australia is adding their weight to the New Zealand Shark Alliance's campaign to ban shark finning in New Zealand. David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia, has chimed in on the controversy saying that Australians can help sway the New Zealand government into enacting laws outlawing shark finning over the ditch.
International Congress on Marine Protected Areas Calls for Law of Sea Negotiations on Conservationbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 31 Oct 2013
27 October 2013: Participants at the Third International Congress on Marine Protected Areas (IMPAC3) discussed strategies to meet the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Aichi Target 11 under the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, which calls for at least 10 per cent of all coastal and marine areas to be managed as conservation or protected areas by the year 2020.
The GEF at the Third International Congress on Marine Protected Areasthegef.org | 31 Oct 2013
Every four years, the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC) convenes the major marine and coastal stakeholders from around the globe, beyond national or sectoral boundaries, to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans.
World nearing 3% of ocean protectionIUCN | 30 Oct 2013
Marseille, France, 24 October 2013 – Marine protected areas now cover 2.8% of the global ocean – an area larger than Europe – according to the official map released today based on data provided by the World Database on Protected Areas, run by IUCN and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
IUCN - Pitcairn Islands - the ocean's best kept secretIUCN | 30 Oct 2013
Four and a half thousand kilometres north-east of New Zealand lies the worlds most remote group of islands – the Pitcairn Islands. The islands, which are a British Overseas Territory, are home to 50 people. They are surrounded by an exclusive economic zone of over 836,000 square kilometres, which hosts one of the best-preserved marine ecosystems on the planet.
Regional protected areas network established in the CaribbeanIUCN | 29 Oct 2013
Eighteen protected areas in the Greater Caribbean have been now been listed under the United Nations Environment Programmes (UNEP) SPAW (Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife) Protocol, an instrument of UNEPs Caribbean Environment Programme.
There is hope for the oceanIUCN | 29 Oct 2013
Thirty one new Hope Spots - places that are critical to the health of the ocean - were announced yesterday by renowned oceanographer and IUCN Patron Sylvia Earle, a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance Mission Blue and IUCN, with the aim to scale up the marine protection necessary for a sustainable development of the ocean.
Longing for a carbon project (blog)blog.blueventures.org | 28 Oct 2013
For Mamelo Honko, a community based association for mangrove protection in Ambondrolava, southwest Madagascar, International Mangrove Day (held on July 26th) is one of the rare occasions to share publicly their efforts and plans with government officials and partner organisations.
Scottish government 'failing to live up to climate and wildlife promises'Guardian Unlimited | 28 Oct 2013
Alex Salmond's government is failing to live up to many of its ambitious promises on climate change and protecting Scotland's natural heritage, a study has concluded. The report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) said that the Scottish government's efforts to set new standards on climate and protecting sealife and wildlife have been repeatedly undermined by lack of funding, poor implementation and fears of vested economic interests.
The Ocean Isn't Full of Plastichuffingtonpost.com | 24 Oct 2013
If you're reading this you likely know that the ocean--the flowing, living, deep, and inspiring thing that covers most of our blue planet--is in some trouble. Big trouble. It all makes me feel very sad, a bit hopeless, angry, and confused. Then I take a walk down the coast, and it blows my mind.